Insights into Editorial: ‘Holes’ in Biodiversity Bill

    Context: Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh has criticised the provisions of the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that is currently being reviewed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). The law was introduced in Parliament on December 16 2021 by the Union Environment Minister and was referred to the JPC.   About Biological Diversity …

Changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Biological Diversity Act, 2002: Context: Government had, in December 2021, introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. The bill is in the final stages of consultations in the Joint Parliamentary Committee. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has expressed concerns over contentious provisions of the …

Changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Government has recently introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.   Highlights of the Bill: The Bill seeks to reduce the pressure on wild medicinal plants by encouraging the cultivation of medicinal plants. The Bill proposes to exempt AYUSH practitioners from intimating …

India (New Delhi) to Host the Second Intergovernmental Committee Meeting for Nagoya Protocol

NAGOYA PROTOCOL A Backgrounder on ICNP – 2 The Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ICNP-2) is being held in New Delhi from 2-6 July, 2012. The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is a new international treaty adopted under the auspices of the Convention …