Page-3 of Environmental treaties

Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations. It is aimed at protecting human health and the environment from the generation, management, ..

South Africa hosts 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change

The 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers was held in Durban, South Africa. India was represented by Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. In it, Dr Vardhan reiterated his appeal to make joint efforts to create a societal movement ..

Environmental impacts of HCFC versus HFCs

HFCs are used as refrigerants and coolants in refrigerators and air-conditioners, in fire extinguishers, furniture making, as solvents for cleaning, and other purposes. CFCs and later HCFCs were being used for everything that HFCs are used now for, but it ..

Talanoa Dialogue

Talanoa is a traditional approach used in Fiji and other Pacific islands to engage in an inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue to resolve differences without putting any blame on any one. ‎As per COP23 decision, it has been structured around ..

India to host 13th session of United Nations (UN) Global Wildlife Conference

The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) will be hosted by India in 2020. The CMS COP is also known as a Global ..

Current Affairs : December 12, 2011

India agrees to legally binding emission cuts in Durban climate deal India at Durban has for the first time agreed to binding emission cuts, with all other major emitters, but the quantity of cuts would be based on equity. The ..