Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2012


Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 19, 2012) 2012.

1. Four more days to throw away that plastic bag

Shopkeepers and customers will have to think of alternatives from Friday when the Delhi government’s blanket ban on the use of plastic bags comes into force. From November 23, the environment department will fine people or shops using or distributing plastic bags.

2. Indian children more interested about protecting environment

Indian children are more interested in protecting the environment from ill-effects of climate change than their counterparts the world over and are concerned about lack of proper sanitation and drinking water, according to a global survey on children’s hopes and fears.

3. India blames European Union for trying to derail ‘Durban deal’

India has accused European Union of threatening to break the ‘Durban deal’ on climate change and linking the ratification of Kyoto Protocol to new conditions.

4. India to host first-ever international conference on bears

India will host its first international Conference on Bear Research and Management in Delhi next week. The conference, held every 18 months, had its last two editions in Ottawa and Georgia.

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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