Mahendra Pandey v. Union of India
Jurisdiction: National Green Tribunal of India
Principle law(s): National Action Plan On Climate Change
Side A: Mahendra Pandey (Individual)
Side B: Union of India (Government)
Core objectives: Formulation and implementation of Delhi climate action plan.
SummaryOn July 23, 2015, the NGT directed all states to expeditiously draft their action plans on climate change in according with the Centre’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and have them approved by the Environment Ministry. Despite this direction, the Delhi state government failed to draft, finalize and implement the State Action Plan on Climate Change on the lines and the spirit of the NAPCC. The applicant, Mahendra Pandey, a scientist, contended that the Delhi government claimed to have formulated a Climate Change Agenda for the national capital in 2009. However, the Agenda expired in 2012 and since then Delhi has no Action Plan on Climate Change.
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...