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Climate Change and Human Rights is a publication developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Sabin Center for Climate Change at Columbia University. It sets out how the government can address climate change consistent with their obligation to uphold human rights. Its key goal is to inform the decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Likewise, it aims to inform decisions and actions of nations, subnational governments, international organizations and private actors pursuing climate action within and beyond the UNFCCC.
The Oil and Gas Act provides for the application and issuance of various licenses in the oil and gas industry, including petroleum prospecting licenses, petroleum retention licenses, petroleum development licenses, pipeline licenses and petroleum processing facility licenses. The provision also provides for State Equity Entitlement and royalty benefits to the landowners, Local-level Government and Provincial Government.
The report assesses Afghanistan’s current status, challenges, and prospects for inclusive and sustainable growth. It notes that Afghanistan's environment is under great pressure due to population growth, among others. Unfortunately, it is also highly at risk to climate change due to vulnerability and low adaptive capacity.
The principle of sustainable development has evolved to occupy centrality in environmental jurisprudence in India. The Supreme Court has reiterated its importance in the country’s environmental legal regime. However, the jurisprudence has been criticised for framing it as a zero sum game where economic development has been repeatedly used as a justification to trump environmental violations, and therefore, rendering it as only declaratory and lacking in content and sufficient teeth to shape public action.