Envrionment Current Affairs - 2020

India inks Raptor MoU to save birds of prey

India has signed ‘Raptor MoU’, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia. With this India becomes 56th county to sign the Raptor MoU under the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). The MoU was singed Ambassador of India to the UAE Shri T.P Seetharam the Convention Read More…

Canada, US, Mexico ink MoU to Cooperate on Climate Change  

Canada, United States (US) and Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration to tap into energy cooperation among three countries. The MoU was signed at the North American Energy Ministers Meeting held in Winnipeg, Canada and hosted by Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr. Key facts This Read More…

ONGC gets environmental clearance for project in Krishna-Godavari basin

State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has received environmental clearance for a project in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin in Andhra Pradesh. Under this clearance, ONGC project has been allowed to drill 45 development wells and other related infrastructure will cost over 53,000 crore rupees at offshore KG-DWN-98/2 block. Other clearances ONGC also Read More…

Oceans to have more plastics than fish by 2050: WEF Report

As per recently released World Economic Forum (WEF) report, oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050 if the ongoing practice of dumping plastics continues. This report has been prepared as part of Project MainStream which is a joint collaboration between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WEF with support from McKinsey & Company. WEF Read More…

Australia approves Carmichael coal mine project of Adani Group

Australian Government has given its approval for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project in accordance with environment laws of country. The approval has been granted subject to 36 of the strictest conditions in Australian history. Earlier in August 2015 Australian court had temporarily blocked the project because of environmental concerns. Carmichael coal mine Read More…