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Tag: Environmental Legislation

Criminalising Ecocide

Context: Mexico is the latest country to consider passing a law to make ecocide a crime. About Ecocide Need for criminalising ecocide Global status of ecocide laws India and Ecocide Some Indian judgments have affirmed the legal personhood of nature by recognising rivers as […]

Objections overruled; Forest Bill goes to House unchanged

Context: A Parliamentary committee, set up to examine proposed amendments to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, has endorsed the amendment, Bill.  Forest Conservation Act, 1980 Supreme Court Case Godavarman case The Supreme court in the Godavarman Case 1996 held that forest would not only […]

New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG)

Context: The recently concluded Bonn climate conference in Germany, expected to outline the political agenda for the crucial end-of-year Conference of Parties 28 (COP28) in Dubai, was critical for reviewing and reforming the climate finance architecture. The conference has exposed a gaping hole in […]

Proposed FCA changes to offset SC’s forest order

Context: The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, introduced in the Indian Parliament, proposes changes that will undermine the landmark Godavarman judgment of 1996, which has provided the basis for forest conservation in India for over 27 years. Proposed changes to Forest Conservation Act Godavarman Judgement […]

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