Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2021

Sep 09, 2021

Current Affair 1:
The first Global Assessment of Air Pollution Legislation (GAAPL)


The report has been published by United Nations Environment Programme.

The First Global Assessment of Air Pollution Legislation (GAAPL) presents the findings of a study of air quality legislation in 194 countries and the European Union. Using the Air Quality Guidelines developed by the World Health Organization as a starting point, the report examines the legal measures for determining whether air quality standards are being met and what legal standards exist for failure to meet them.

  1. The report emphasizes that robust air quality governance is critical to attaining air quality standards and public health goals.
  2. This can be achieved through developing legislation for air quality control that integrates accountability, enforceability, transparency, and public participation.
  3. The report reveals that there is no common legal framework for Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS) globally and that effective enforcement of AAQS remains a significant legal challenge.
  4. Many countries lack legislation that sets AAQS or requires air quality monitoring and only a few address transboundary air pollution.

The GAAPL provides recommendations to assist countries in strengthening air quality governance and serves as a resource for countries wishing to effectively address air pollution and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

You don’t need to know more about this report.

Current Affair 2:
IUCN World Conservation Congress


Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone.

India became a State Member of IUCN in 1969, through the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

Current Affair 3:
Few important trends from recent report: Rice Policy for Rabi Crops: The Marketing Season 2022-23.



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