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13 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
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A selection of articles, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases and protests on the environment that you may have missed

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Special | Monsoons More »
Rapid warming of the Indian Ocean has weakened monsoon in parts of India: IIT-M Study

 This new study led by an Indian scientist Dr Roxy Mathew Koll, from the IITM Pune, points out a significant decreasing trend in the summer monsoon rainfall over the central Indian subcontinent during the past century. It suggests an important role of the rapid warming in the Indian Ocean in weakening of monsoon circulation and rainfall.

News | Southwest monsoon is weakening as Indian Ocean warms rapidly
Interactive | 114 years of monsoon
Study | The curious case of Indian Ocean warming
Report | Fair weather or foul? the macroeconomic effects of El Niño
News | Cyclone Ashobaa slows monsoon progress in India
Air Pollution More »
Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants
Environment More »
The little green data book 2015
Energy More »
Renewables 2015: global status report For the first time in four decades, the world's gross domestic product (GDP) rose in 2014 without a coinciding rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report.
Energy and climate change: world energy outlook special report 2015
Climate Change More »

2014 joint report on Multilateral Development Banks' climate financeA new report from the six large multilateral development banks (MDBs) breaks down their combined climate finance commitments in 2014, looking at mitigation, adaptation and regional investments.

Encyclical by Pope Francis: Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home
Building climate equity: creating a new approach from the ground up
Drying of Indian subcontinent by rapid Indian Ocean warming and a weakening land-sea thermal gradient- Figures Index
Environment In-Court More »
Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Piling of garbage on the streets within the limits of East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 17/06/2015
Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction activities in Gair Mumkin land, Sirmour (D), Himachal Pradesh, 16/06/2015
Urban Transport More »

Urban transportation in Indian cities: compendium of good practices

Health More »
Health system in India: bridging the gap between current performance and potential
State of inequality: reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
Habitat and Urbanisation More »

UN-Habitat global activities report 2015: increasing synergy for greater national ownership

Forests More »
Subsidies to key commodities driving forest loss: implications for private climate finance
Subsidies to key commodities driving forest loss: implications for private climate finance
Industry and Environment More »
Indian investments in mining and agriculture in Africa: impact on local communities
Natural Disasters More »

Protected areas as tools for disaster risk reduction

GM Crops More »

Where in the world are GM crops and foods?This first report of the GMO Inquiry 2015, investigates what genetically modified (GM) crops are grown in Canada and around the world, where they are being grown, how much of each one is being grown, and where they end up in our food system

Renewable Energy More »
Global trends in renewable energy investment 2015Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.

The global renewable energy boom: how Australia is missing out
Africa power sector: planning and prospects for renewable energy
Global wind report 2014
Sanitation More »
Market opportunities for decentralized wastewater treatment systems in South-East Asia
Home Gardens More »

Review paper on ‘Garden Kits’ in Africa: lessons learned and the potential of improved water managementResearch on home gardens in Africa must rewind and refocus on the grassroots, according to a new report published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Solid Waste More »

Report on solid waste management in the urban local bodies in Odisha

Solar Energy More »
Viability of solar rooftop photovoltaic systems in grouphousing schemes
Transport More »
Non-Motorised transport policy in IndiaThis assessment of the current non-motorised transport (NMT) policy situation in India outlines a broad policy reform agenda to support the development of NMT.
Water Resources More »

Strengthening transparency and access to information on transboundary rivers in South Asia