Gaurav Bansal v. Union of India
Jurisdiction: National Green Tribunal of India
Principle law(s): National Action Plan On Climate Change
Side A: Gaurav Bansal (Individual)
Side B: Union of India (Government)
Core objectives: Whether State governments have formulated and implemented climate action plans at the state level.
SummaryIn 2014, an application was filed by Gaurav Bansal, an environmental activist and lawyer, before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the Ministry of Environment and Forests questioning the state governments implementation of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The NAPCC identifies measures that promote India’s development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively. The plan sets out eight multi-pronged, long-term and integrated core missions that include solar mission, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, integrated water resource management, sustaining Himalayan ecosystem, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge for climate change. NAPCC mandates the state governments to develop their respective State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC) in order to achieve coherence between the strategies and actions at sub-national level. SAPCC aim to mainstream climate change concerns in the State planning process.
Related laws and policies
The National Action Plan on Climate Change identifies measures that promote the country's development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively. It outlines a number of steps to simultaneously advance India's development and climate change-related object...