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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the process of predicting and evaluating the impact of a strategic action on the environment, and using that information in decision-making. SEA is basically environmental impact assessment of strategic actions: policies, plans and programmes.  Environmental impact assessment of projects is the starting point for SEA, but EIA and SEA have some

India and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

India became a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 10th June 1992 and ratified it on 1st November 1993. As per the UNFCCC, developing nations such as India are not required to bind to the Green House Gas (GHG) mitigation commitments because of their small GHG emissions and because of

Renewable Energy Sector in India

Energy sector in India is dominated by central and state government. Policies being framed for generation, transmission and distribution is done by the central government by a combination of various ministries namely Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. Ministry of Power is largely responsible for meeting the energy

Eco-cities in India

The term ‘Ecocity’ has been widely and varyingly defined by various proponents, to connote the same fundamental principle – an urban centre that is moving towards controlled, and sustainable patterns of consumption and growth. ‘Ecocities’ as diverse as Midrand, South Africa, Whyalla in Southern Australia  and Cleveland, USA offer varying approaches to the integration of sound environmental practice into their