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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launches ‘Forests are Life, Forests are Energy’ campaign


Campaign launched on, March 21st highlights International Day of Forests 2017 theme “Forests and Energy”


NEW DELHI, 21 March 2017: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched a new campaign “Forests are Life, Forests are Energy” to celebrate the International Day of Forests in Asola Bhatti Sanctuary in New Delhi. The campaign features beautiful designs that have been conceptualized and created by Vertiver Creative Agency, in partnership with forestry conservation firm IORA Ecological Solutions. The designs highlights the vital energy in inherent in India’s forests in addition to their various cultural, ecological and livelihood benefits.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launches ‘Forests are Life, Forests are Energy’ campaign

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launches ‘Forests are Life, Forests are Energy’ campaign

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launches ‘Forests are Life, Forests are Energy’ campaign

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launches ‘Forests are Life, Forests are Energy’ campaign


Through intricate hand-drawn and digital illustrations, each illustration depicts the haromony that exists between humans and wildlife in India’s ecosystems. In three different images, faces of a tiger, a rhino and an elephant are seen gently communicating with a human face, both emerging out of the forest, symbolizing powerfully the inter-dependence between biodiversity and people. Also shown are the cultural aspects of forest life where societies flourish in harmony with nature. Also included is a reference to the link between forests and healthy water cycles through the water illustration in the foreground teeming with marine life. IORA and Vertiver’s expertise in conserving and enchancing forest ecosystems has informed the unique visual content of these graphics. The artistic style of these designs pays homage to India’s traditional folk art styles that have thrived over centuries in close communion with forest ecosystems.

Mr. Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said “Van hi Jeevan, Van is Urja is our theme for this year’s International Day of Forests. The theme clearly shows the relationship between man and forest. This campaign spreads that message through beautiful graphics and we hope that it inspires people specially our children to engage in forest conservation.”

Chhaya Bhanti, Vertiver’s founder said “We are excited about having created this awareness campaign which took our team months of rigorous illustration and design effort. Thanks to MoEFCC’s commitment to creating awareness of forests in India, we were able to create designs that reflect beautifully the intricate relationships that exist in India’s forests.”

Swapan Mehra, CEO, IORA Ecological Solutions stated “We have been working extensively on forest conservation and climate action in India for eight years. Bringing a visual campaign to life about forest conservation completes the cycle of our work by communicating this key message to a wide set of stakeholders, all of whom are directly or indirectly impacted by forests.”

The campaign is being showcased in outdoor sites in Delhi, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttrakhand, in regional languages to reach an India-wide audience.



About:
IORA Ecological Solutions:
IORA Ecological Solutions, PVT LTD. is an environmental advisory firm with expertise in natural resource conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation. Founded in 2009, IORA's multi-disciplinary expertise in finance, policy advisory, scientific research and technology along with design and implementationfor projects across the globe, offers a uniquely integrated platform for large-scale ecosystems conservation.

Vertiver:

Vertiver is a creative studio and sustainability strategy consultancy. Vertiver's convergent design, strategy and dissemination platform has linked climate research to policy action, forestry science to public awareness campaigns, ecosystem valuation and fishery supply-chains to data visualization, corporate strategy to effective sustainability reporting, and conservation efforts to creation of new web and mobile technology platforms.
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PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in support with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, under Government of India presents The Biggest Rally on Environment Awareness Drive


PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in support with  Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, under Government of India presents The Biggest Rally on Environment Awareness Drive


PHD SWACHH PARYAVARAN CAMPAIGN


Come 19th February and Delhi will witness the biggest educational awareness drive PHD Swachh Paryavaran Campaign which will comprise of a rally by around 5000 students from 75 different schools,

Students at one of their Inter school Play Acts-
 Students at one of their Inter school Play Acts-

Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the Team
 Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the Team

Mr. GS Singhvi with the Participants-
 Mr. GS Singhvi with the Participants-

Mr. GS Singhvi, Chairman Organising Committee
Mr. GS Singhvi, Chairman Organising Committee

This campaign in support with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, under Government of India, will inspire participating school students & youth to become brand ambassadors for conservation of water resources & environment for taking it forward with a sense of commitment & renewed consciousness for nation building.

Date: On Sunday, 19th February 2017

 Time: 7 AM Onwards


Venue: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi

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Ministry of Environment issues new ministerial decree on production, import and distribution of fertilizers and soil conditioner



 December 29 2015,  16.01 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Decision comes as part of series of regulations to be implemented by Ministry



UAE, December 29, 2015 - H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has issued Ministerial Decision No. 784 for 2015 related to “Federals Laws’ Executive Regulations” no. 39 for 1992. This law covers the production, import and circulation of fertilizers and soil conditioner. In addition, it aims to facilitate and reinforce the country’s position in the agricultural sector leadership and raise the standards of procedures for importing, producing and distributing fertilizers and soil conditioners according to the international standards.



The decision states that “It is allowed only to import, produce, use and trade of fertilizers and agricultural soil conditioners that are registered at the Ministry and match the specifications and standards set in this decision.” It states also that required licenses must be obtained from the Ministry along with the relevant government authorities, and it identifies standards and technical specifications including health safety and environmental measures to be followed for the use, produce, handle and storage of fertilizers and soil conditioners to ensure that farmers achieve the best returns and to mitigate any negative or harmful impact on the environment.



The decree also stipulates that the fertilizer companies are responsible for disposing of the waste products of fertilizers and soil conditioners according to the Environmental Federal Law No. 24 for 1999 and according to the instructions defined by the local authorities. According to the decree, the fertilizer companies must keep records showing the trade of fertilizers and in the meantime the Ministry has the right to cancel the registration of any kind of fertilizer registration if it has been registered using incorrect information; or if its usage can lead to serious health issues, or due to any impact on environment or animals; or if its registration is cancelled in the country of origin; or if it is banned by international organizations for public health reasons or any other reasons.



The decree also included practices which are contrary to the provisions of the decree such as the import or export of any kind of fertilizer and soil conditioner does not meet the decree standards and specifications; or not obtaining the necessary permits and licenses from the Ministry and the relevant authorities; or distribution, manufacture and production of expired or banned fertilizer, as well as do not follow professional environmental safety measures defined by the local authorities. In the event that a company imported a shipment violating the decree provisions, the shipment will returned to its home country, or the Ministry will destroy the shipment; and in both cases the company will bear the costs.



The Ministry along with special authorities have the right to implement the necessary actions – including the closure of facilities that violate the provisions of the decree for a maximum period of three months. A decision will be taken to allow the facility to operate again once the violation corrected within the closure period, and in case the facility was not able to correct it within this period, a permanent closure decision will be taken and its license will be withdrawn. The decree gives the facility the right to appeal against the permanent or the temporary closure decision issued by the Ministry or the local authority but within 30 days of receiving the decision, otherwise in this respect the decision will be final.

Ministry of Environment issues new ministerial decree on production, import and distribution of fertilizers and soil conditioner

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Ministry of Environment and Water welcomes delegation from International Fund for Animal Welfare

Ministry of Environment and Water welcomes delegation from International Fund for Animal Welfare
Both parties strengthen cooperative ties in battle against illegal trade in wildlife

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2015 - Ahmed Al Hashmi, Director of the Ministry of Environment and Water’s Biodiversity Department, received a delegation from the International Fund for Animal Welfare – China Office headed by its Director Ms Chris Gabriel at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai. The session discussed issues such as combating illegal trade in wildlife in addition to the exchange of experiences in conservation of biodiversity and the reduction of illegal environmental crimes.

During the meeting, Al Hashmi mentioned that the UAE is keen to combat illegal wildlife trade and the Ministry lends great attention to this issue while supporting international efforts to eliminate it from the regional and global level. He added that the Ministry, in this regard, may take a series of important measures to combat crimes against wildlife such as upgrading the institutional and legislative frameworks under which stricter penalties are granted for poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered species.

This includes the Federal Law No. 11 of 2002 on the Regulation and Control of the International Trade in Animals and Plants Threatened with Extinction along with the amendments to the Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment and Federal Law No. 23 of 1999 Concerning the Exploitation, Protection and Development of Living Aquatic Resources. In addition, the National Biodiversity Strategy aims to develop and implement programs to improve the conservation status of more than 70 per cent of the threatened and endangered species.

Ms. Gabriel praised the UAE’s efforts in this area, particularly in the fight against the illicit trade in ivory. She emphasized on the country’s clear mechanism to preserve wild species, especially elephants and protect them from extinction.

During the session, the International Fund for Animal Welfare demonstrated their efforts in China, which aims to raise public awareness in their fight against trade in ivory and challenges in the area. Gabriel noted the importance of cooperation between the UAE and the International Fund for Animal Welfare in supporting global efforts to combat the illicit trade and eliminate the demand for wildlife products.

The UAE has joined the Convention on the Regulation of International Trade Animal and Plant Endangered Species (CITES) under a federal decree No. 86 of 1989, which was signed in 1990 and was issued by Federal Law No. (11) of 2002. It guarantees the application of the Convention in the country, and therefore, the UAE has sought to regulate the trade in terms of innate certification for entry and exit of these species, and tighten control over transit trips life. Pocket News Alert
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