The government has presented the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill, 2021, which aims to make it easier for the Indian traditional medicine sector to acquire biological resources and traditional knowledge.
Ocean acidification is a constant decrease in the pH level of oceans. Ocean acidification is a direct consequence of increased anthropogenic carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere.
The Price Stabilisation Fund scheme provides for the advancement of interest-free loans to State Governments/Union Territories (UTs) and Central Agencies to finance their working capital and other expenses, which they may incur in the procurement and distribution of such commodities.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was adopted and signed in 1982 and entered into force in 1994. The convention frames a comprehensive set of rules governing
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the Protected Planet Report 2020. The Protected Planet Report 2020 edition provides the final report on the status of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, and looks to the future as the world prepares to adopt a new global targets for nature under the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
National Parks in India:- India’s first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. By 1970, India only had five national parks. In 1972, India enacted the Wildlife Protection Act and Project Tiger 1973 to safeguard the habitats of conservation-reliant species.
हाल ही में 32 देशों ने मध्य शताब्दी या उसके आस पास कार्बन न्यूट्रैलिटी प्राप्त करने का लक्ष्य जरूर रखा है । किन्तु विशेषज्ञों का कहना है कि वर्ष 2050 तक कार्बन तटस्थता (नैट कार्बन उत्सर्जन शून्य) हासिल करने के लिये संकल्पित देशों की सरकारों और व्यवसायों की संख्या तो बढ़ रही है, लेकिन दुनिया अब भी उस लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति से दूर है।
The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1992 as a pilot program in the World Bank (with $1 billion) to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote sustainable development. It works in partnership with international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Today GEF is the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment.
हाल ही में महाराष्ट्र सरकार ने सिंधुदुर्ग के अंबोली में एक मंदिर को जैव विविधता अधिनियम, 2002 के तहत जैव विविधता विरासत स्थल के रूप में घोषित करते हुए एक अधिसूचना जारी की है। हाल ही में ठाकरे वाइल्डलाइफ फाउंडेशन के नेतृत्व में शोधकर्ताओं के एक कर्मचारी ने मंदिर के तालाब में ‘शिस्टुरा हिरण्यकेशी’ मछली की प्रजाति को पाया है।
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was established on 5 October 1948 in the French town of Fontainebleau. As the first global environmental union, it brought together governments and civil society organisations with a shared goal to protect nature. Its aim was to encourage international cooperation and provide scientific knowledge and tools to guide conservation action.
According to the FAO report, more than one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity can be attributed to the way we produce, process, and package food.
India can be divided into eight Flora in Different Floristic Regions, namely, the western Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, the Indus plain, the Ganga plain, the Deccan, Malabar and the Andamans. The Western Himalayan region extends from Kashmir to Kumaon.
These are the resources that are found in the environment and are developed without the intervention of humans. Common examples of natural resources include air, sunlight, water, soil, stone, plants, animals and fossil fuels.
It is established under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. It is a statutory and quasi-judicial body. Its aim is to protect and conserve the environment. It hears cases related to environment conservation and protection.
The US has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on 19 February 2021. At the same time, all countries are also waiting for Washington’s announcement on America’s goal of cutting gas emissions by 2030.