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Need to focus on stable forests for climate change mitigation: Study

The research reveals that saving stable forests is more important than just preventing deforestation

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Tribal affairs ministry’s report on FRA riddled with discrepancies

Area of forest land recognised reduced, more titles distributed than approved

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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (April 30, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

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'Village forests have been pitted against community rights'

The proposed amendment of IFA is an attempt to keep power in the hands of the forest bureaucracy by playing up village forests against …

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Extensive amendment to forest law will dehumanise forests

The proposed amendment comes at a time when forest dwellers’ rights are being threatened even when there is FRA

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India’s first forest-certification scheme gets global recognition

A Geneva-based non-profit recently decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management designed for Indian forests

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Indian Forest Act amendment: Govt ready with first draft

The draft, which has been prepared with focus on conservation and climate change, has been sent to states seeking comments

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Forest dwellers’ rights: Conservationists started it, SC stayed it

Read this to abreast yourself with the whole issue of Forest Rights Act and tribals’ rights that has made its way to the Supreme Court

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Building institutional foundations for community forest management

Forest commons can play a critical role in facilitating the resilience of India’s response to climate change

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Achieving targeted sequestration from green cover seems impossible

India cannot achieve this Paris Agreement target without political commitment at both central and state government levels

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Amended Tamil Nadu forest Act must be cautiously exercised

While forests under private ownership have already been destroyed with cash crops, if the provisions of the Act are further relaxed the state&…

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Rewind 2018: Development and fire eat up India’s forest cover

The country’s greenery suffered several blows in the past year as it was compromised for vertical growth and authorities could not curb …

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