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REPORTS

ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

 

GREEN TRIBUNAL GREEN APPROACH

The Polluter Pays Principle is one of key principles upon which the National Green Tribunal (NGT), India’s green court, relies for delivering decisions. But how well and consistently this principle has been used by the NGT?

TURNAROUND

Post the release of the report on the ‘Status of environmental regulatory capacity in India’, this report elaborated the reform agenda for India's environmental Regulators.

STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY CAPACITY IN INDIA

This report for the first ranked the performance of the state pollution control boards (SPCBs) based on a large number of criteria’s. Its findings showed how weak and ineffective these institutions have become because of sheer neglect and political interferences.

MAKEOVER: CONVERSION OF BRICK KILNS IN DELHI-NCR TO A CLEANER TECHNOLOGY

The Supreme Court passed an order to convert brick kilns in Delhi-NCR to cleaner Zig-Zag technology to curb air pollution. This report provides an in-depth analysis of how the orders of the Supreme Court was being implemented. It also put out a methodology to check compliance status of the brick kilns.

UNCLAMPING INDIA: HOW TO DEAL WITH POLLUTING CLAMP-TYPE BRICK KILNS

Brick making in clamps is the oldest and most polluting brick manufacturing technologies. This report discusses the environmental impacts of clamps and the plan to transition from clamps to cleaner technologies.

NATIONAL BRICK MISSION

This paper presents a roadmap to make the Brick sector modern, resource-efficient and environmentally sound.

SMART AND AFFORDABLE MONITORING: A REGULATORY APPROACH

This report provides the conceptual framework to operationalize sensor-based low-cost environmental monitoring in developing countries. We have called this self-monitoring
analysis and reporting technology (SMART) and affordable systems.