National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlines eight missions including National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). NMEEE operates under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under Ministry of Power, Government of India. NMEEE is an integrated approach for climate30

EIA Reporting: Required stages for mining projects seeking environmental clearance

There are certain stages for obtaining Environmental Clearance for any project. These stages may be different for different project activities. The process of obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) for the mining project involve following stages: Submission of application along with Form-I, Pre-feasibility report and other necessary30

Mandatory EIA reporting: Sectors for which EIA is required

Environmental Impact assessment (EIA) is a tool for ensuring sustainable development through the evaluation/identification of positive or negative impacts associated with significant environmental effects. The purpose of the Environmental Impact assessment is to ensure the decision makers/managers to decide whether to proceed with the project30

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National Mission on hybrid and electric vehicles

“Green cars can now run on Indian roads”. The news just came out from the announcement of Budget 2011-2012.  Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced in his budget speech about the cars that run on CNG, LPG and other hybrid and alternative fuels will be encouraged30

EIA and Its Role – A case study on river rafting industry

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can be described as a tool that seeks to ensure sustainable development by evaluating and providing mitigation measures for the impacts which might arise from a major activity and would likely affect the present state of environment adversely. Hence, this process30

Green India Mission: Marching towards a greener future

The National Mission for a Green India is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) – See following figure. It is designed to take positive steps toward the vulnerability assessment associated with depleting natural resources and their impacts30

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Carbon Tax: An Indian Perspective

Increasing concentrations of GHGs resulting from burning of fossil fuels are gradually warming Earth’s climate. Fuel molecules consist of tetravalent carbon atom which is the source of energy. When fuel gets burnt in the presence of oxygen released carbon dioxide with other polluting gases resulting30

Eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change

NAPCC triggered the REC Mechanism in India

As per the IPCC fourth assessment report on climate change, situation is getting worst as time moving ahead.  Through the direct observations of changes in temperature, sea level and snow cover in the northern hemisphere during 1850 to the present, it can be concluded that30