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Public resistance to environmental and health safety risks from radiations emanating from cell phone towers has been sporadic but spatially and temporally widespread in India. Civic actions have been led by civic activists, resident welfare associations, gram panchayats, lawyers, scientists and even an actor from the Bombay film industry. Large scale technical systems like cell- phone towers are remarkably resilient to public criticism. Industry response to such resistance is usually in the form of aes- thetic tinkering to hide structures from public gaze, incremental regulation and science communication to assuage public doubt. The legislature rather than Courts has been more responsive to such civic actions.
Commissioned by the Stop Ecocide Foundation, an expert drafting panel of 12 highly renowned international criminal and environmental lawyers from around the world has just concluded six months of deliberations. The result: a legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential 5th international crime, to sit alongside genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.
Howard McCann, the barrister who handled the Biffa Waste Services case, discusses its successful prosecution and the international cooperation that made it possible.
The study, examining forty-three climate change framework laws, looks into mechanisms to ensure accountability for the implementation of the obligations in the framework laws. It aims to present a comprehensive review of the mechanisms through which framework legislation may produce processes to ensure that the parties responsible for implementation of the obligations are accountable for their progress.
The People's Republic of China's (PRC) updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) submitted in 2021 embodies its enhanced targets for climate action compared to its submission in 2015. PRC aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060; to lower CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by over 65% from the 2005 level, to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25%, to increase the forest stock volume by 6 billion cubic meters from the 2005 level, and to bring its total installed capacity of wind and solar power to over 1.2 billion kilowatts by 2030.
The Updated Nationally Determined Contribution of Nauru is aligned with its National Sustainable Development Strategy, being similarly structured around the seven national sustainable development strategies, namely, productive land, healthy and productive people, water security, food security, energy security, healthy environment, and good governance, with loss and damage added as an eighth area of contribution. Each development strategy is presented with corresponding climate change co-benefits. Furthermore, Nauru aspires to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks by 2050, on the basis of equity and in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.
The overall target for the strategy is to accomplish green growth, thereby contribute to the restructuring of the economy to achieve economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social equality. It also aims strive towards a green and carbon neutral economy and contribute to the reduction of global warming.
The Climate Change Act of Fiji establishes a comprehensive legal framework for Fiji’s response to climate change and creates requirements and governance arrangements, as well as helps to implement the Paris Agreement. Fiji is the first Small Island Developing State to pass climate legislation inclusive of a net-zero emissions goal and the first globally to set out a legally recognized state-supported process for relocation of at-risk communities. The new law was supported under ADB’s Law and Policy Reform Program.