Centre for Science and Environment Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: NITI Aayog launches Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)

The NITI Aayog recently launched Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). The initiative was launched to decarbonize transport and provide technical support on Green Gas emission reduction measures. Highlights The initiative is supported by International Climate Initiative of German Ministry of Environment. The NDC-TIA team is to closely work with Government agencies, researchers, Read More…

Centre for Science and Environment: India recycles only 1% of its demolition and construction waste

The Centre for Science and Environment recently released a report on construction waste, according to which, India recycles only 1% of its demolition and construction waste. Key Findings of the report India generates around 150 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year. However, the official recycling capacity is just about 1% which is Read More…

UNEP and IEA Report: World will need at least 14 billion cooling appliances by 2050

The United Nations Environment Programme and the International Energy Agency released a report on “Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis”. The report cited benefits of cooling efficiency and Kigali Amendment report. Highlights The report says that by 2050, the world will need at least 14 billion cooling appliances. Currently, there are 3.6 billion appliances in use Read More…

State of India’s Environment Report

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released the State of India’s Environment, 2020 report. The CSE also publishes the environment magazine called Down to Earth. Key Findings According to the report, around 19 major events have claimed 1,357 lives in 2019. More than 50 lakh internal displacements have occurred in India in 2019. Read More…

Central Panel recommends to ban use of TB drugs on crops

The Registration Committee that was set up under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended that TB drugs such as Streptomycin and Tetracycline should be completely banned on crops. Highlights The Registration Committee held its 114th meet on May 1, 2020. According to the report submitted by its subcommittee, 9% of Streptomycin Read More…