Carbon sink Current Affairs - 2020

CAMPA Funds to be used for Plantation drives and afforestation alone

On August 18, 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with 24 state forest ministers. During the meeting, the minister announced that the CAMPA funds shall be used only for plantation drives and afforestation. Also, the forest-based devolution funds are to be increased from 7% to 10%. Highlights CAMPA is Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management Read More…

What is Greenco Rating System followed in India?

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Railways presented the details of Greenco System in the country in Lok Sabha. As on 2018, 42 Railway Production units have implemented Greenco Rating. What is GreenCo? The assessment of major workshops and production units in various industries based on their ecological sustainability. The assessment helps the comapnies Read More…

European Investment Bank to stop Fossil Fuel Funding by 2021

The European Investment Bank is to stop funding oil and coal projects at the end of 2021. Since 2013, the European Union through the bank has funded 13.4 billion Euros for fossil fuel projects. In 2018, it was around 2 billion Euros. The Union has been reducing its funding to fossil fuel projects and is Read More…

Bio Bricks from Agri waste

The researchers from IIT Hyderabad and School of Architecture, Bhubaneswar have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste. The product serves dual purposes of development of eco-friendly sustainable material and also waste management. The Process The Bagasse from agricultural waste is chopped to desired size. A lime-based slurry is prepared. The chopped agro-waste is added to the Read More…

#SelfiewithSapling campaign: launched by Environment Minister

On the eve of World Environment Day, Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched a people’s campaign called #SelfiewithSapling, urging people to advocate the cause on social media. Key Highlights about Campaign Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar urged all people to join the campaign and plant a sapling and post selfie with the planted Read More…