NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS IN INDIA

Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change is proposing to amend all environmental laws of India, by a process that is widely considered as undemocratic and intransparent. ESG in collaboration with NLSIU organised a National Consultation on these proposals. Access the report of this consultation.

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MoEF&CC Must Stop Destroying India’s Progressive Environment, Forest And Biodiversity Protection Jurisprudence

At a time when the United Nations General Assembly has finally passed a resolution making Right to Clean and Healthy Environment a Human Right, Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is doing everything to destroy India’s progressive environmental jurisprudence.

We invite you to endorse a statement demanding Indian Government must step back from its proposals to comprehensively dilute India’s and devastate India’s environmental laws. And it must stop yielding to corporate pressures and instead defend our Constitutional rights over our health, environment and our futures.

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Following Protest, Karnataka Forest Department Cancels Workshop To Evolve Its Vision Document-2030 In Collaboration With KPMG

Key Concerns listed over KPMG involvement gain wide support 2 November 2018 Downloads: KFD Cancel Vision 2030 Workshop Following protest, Karnataka Forest Department Cancels Workshop to evolve its Vision Document-2030 in collaboration with KPMG The Karnataka Forest Department has decided to put together a ‘Vision Document-2030’ that would outline the governing principles of its efforts for the next several years. While the initiative itself is laudable –and unprecedented amongst our country’s states- the process in

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Peoples Movements, Networks, Academicians, Researchers And Civil Society Organisations Reject The Draft National Forest Policy 2018

Demand a fresh policy is evolved through a deeply democratic consultation mechanism and scientific process 14 April 2018 Downloads: Peoples Representation rejecting Draft National Forest Policy 2018 A nation-wide collective of peoples movments, forests peoples and workers struggle organisations, academics, researchers, civil society organisations, etc. have come together to comprehensively reject the Draft Forest Policy 2018 promoted by Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on the following key grounds, among others: 1)  Indian

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Former Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Speaks On “New Draft Forest Policy And Deteriorating State Of Environment In India”

13 April 2018 ; Time: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm ; Venue: SCM House, Mission Road, Bangalore (https://goo.gl/maps/YBBCzqeyAeQ2) Downloads: Invitation to a Talk by Jairam Ramesh on New Draft Forest Policy campaigns,biodiversity,forest policy,jairam ramesh,state of India’s environment

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“Government May Appear Insensitive, But It Cannot Ignore Voices Coming From Different Parts Of The Country”: Jairam Ramesh

Report of the Interaction on “New Draft Forest Policy and Deteriorating State of Environment in India” organised by ESG and Action Aid 13 April 2018     “Government may appear insensitive, but it cannot ignore voices coming from different parts of the country”: Jairam Ramesh       Youtube link to a recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4L5fiT4Ub9nfDlTKlVELF38Umg-GdoG   To a hall packed with people from various walks of life – academics, adivasis, students, journalists, trade unionists,

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State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives                     Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG)     State of

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MHA Report Links Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Of Dongria Kondh Adivasis With ‘Maoists’

Petition to President of India to direct MHA to expunge such disturbing and wholly unacceptable claims of MHA 19 April 2017 Downloads: Petition to President of India over MHA linking NSS to ‘Maoists’ Petition to President of India expressing concern regarding MHA report disturbingly linking Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti of Dongria Kondh adivasis with ‘Maoists’ Dear All, In a very disturbing development, the following reference is made in the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Indian Union Ministry

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Comment/Criticism Of The Draft Environmental Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, Circulated By The Indian Environment Ministry On 7th October 2015 For Public Comments.

Submitted by ESG to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change 22 October 2015 Downloads: ESG Critique of Environmental Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Rajya Sabha Petitions Cmt Acknowledgment of ESG Critique The Union Minister of State  for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Sri. Prakash Javedekar, has repeatedly stated that he would table the Environmental Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 during the Winter Session of the Parliament. We find that the Bill which proposes fundamental changes to Environmental

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Appeal To State Governments Not To Support Environmental “reforms” Proposed By Indian Ministry Of Environment, Forests & Climate Change Based On The Controversial TSR Subramanian Committee Report

Several States have opposed the proposed Reforms, echoing concerns raised in the Appeal 3 April 2015 Downloads: Endorsed Appeal to State Governments not to support Union Govt’s Environmental Reforms based on Subramanian Committee Agenda of MoEF Environment and Forest Ministers Conference, April 2015 Appeal to State Governments not to support Subramanian Committee based Environment Reforms – Kannada   The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change organised a Conclave of Environment Ministers, Environment Secretaries,

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Access The Complete Report Of The High Level Committee Of Ministry Of Environment And Forests And Climate Change To Fundamentally Review Various Environmental Laws Of India

Leaked report yet to be released by the Government of India 1 December 2014 Downloads: Complete Report of the HLC Committee of MoEF&CC to review Environmental Laws, set up by PM of India Presentation by Mr. Madan Gopal, Principal Secretary, Karnataka Dept. of Environment , Ecology and Forests, to the HLC Leaked Report of the TSR Subramanian headed High Level Committee indicates fundamental, and regressive, changes to Environmental, Forest Protection and Forest Rights Laws of

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Green Tapism: A Review Of The Environmental Impact Assessment Notification – 2006

This book is a ‘must read’ for policy makers, engineers, scientists, contractors, independent thinkers and even investors who should be sensitive to India’s environment. – R Rajamani who served as Secretary of MoEF, in The Book Review.

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