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Delhi drops out of the dubious list of 10 most polluted cities of the world

New Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database (update 2016) of the WHO released today shows Delhi has arrested and improved air quality since the last database published in 2014 – a drop of 20 per cent

Half-baked and unlikely to succeed – says CSE, of the UP pollution control board’s initiative to curb air pollution from brick kilns

  • Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has directed the brick kiln industry to change technology from natural draft to induced draft within 90 days. 

Odd-even rule is an emergency measure. Treat it as such – CSE tells Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal and Sunita Narain discuss issues relevant to Delhi and its air pollution at a public meeting organised by CSE

CSE Conclave - Our Right to Clean Air: Enabling city action for clean air

Date: April 19 - 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Date: April 19 – 20, 2016

Experience Sharing Workshop on Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement: Challenges & Prospects for African Nations Nairobi, Kenya

March 14-1, 2016

A workshop has been organized on Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement: Challenges and Prospects for African Nations in Nairobi, Kenya from 14-16th March, 2016. The programme was organized by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya and Kenya Water Institute (KEWI).

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CSE welcomes pollution tax on cars—higher on diesel cars and SUVs; doubling of cess on coal and lignite; and LPG connection for poor women to protect health

But CSE questions the design of the tax sop for affordable housing; no hard money for bus transport; and claims of highest ever allocation to MNREGA

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Auto Expo shows car industry is riding high on diesel and hard-selling diesel car models to add to the scary trend in toxic pollution exposure and lung cancer risk

Despite the misgivings regarding use of low-taxed diesel in the luxury segment, as many as 27 per cent of all displayed car/SUV models in Auto Expo were in the bracket of 2000 cc engines diesel that is banned in the NCR

CSE slams the statement of Jaguar and Land Rover Chief – about their cars being air-purifying machines – as irresponsible

CSE says car companies cannot be allowed to hide behind such misleading claims when the technology in India is lagging and there are raging concerns around toxic diesel emissions even in advanced markets today.  No car company can get away by making such remarks in any other country

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