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CSE Stakeholder discussion forum: Kolkata City Dialogue on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action

Venue: Conference room, Lytton Hotel, 14 & 14/1, Sudder Street (near Indian Museum), Kolkata

Date: January 30, 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm

Air Quality and Transportation Challenge|Kolkata City Dialogue|Story|Air Pollution
Air quality benefits of odd-even vehicle rationing programmein Delhi: An analysis of week 1

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for NCR

January 8, 2016

Overall pollution level this winter is higher than last winter. This demands emergency action

This winter has witnessed extremely high level of pollution. Typical winter conditions -- cold temperature, lower mixing height of air, calm and no-wind conditions trap air and pollution. As a result, pollution builds up very quickly and peaks. This is why winter months require tougher emergency action to reduce pollution. Weather is an important constraint in pollution management.


Air Pollution|Typical winter conditions|Story|Air Pollution
Bengaluru residents actually breathe in air which has 3-12 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level – says CSE study in the city
  • Bengaluru is in the grip of rising air pollution. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 57 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years. In more than 85 per cent of monitoring locations, the levels have exceeded standards

Air Pollution|Air Quality Monitoring|Bengaluru|Euro VI|Press Release|Air Pollution
Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT

Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of CSE, presented the idea of “Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy side event on energy access. He spoke about the importance of affordability in the future energy system. “Future of energy is decentralized distributed and renewable,” he said at the event. 

Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation|GREEAT|Renewable Energy|Story
CSE holds workshop on green architecture and energy efficiency in Pune

The Patrakar Bhawan in Pune played host to a workshop on green architecture and energy efficiency organized by CSE on November 18. The BV Rao hall was packed to capacity and had around 50 participants.

Speaking at the event, Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director, CSE, said, “Our review of green-rated buildings had earlier exposed how several buildings in India are grossly underperforming after being rated green. This is dangerous as our review has exposed several green-rated buildings across the country are underperforming and guzzling more energy.”

CSE Workshops|Media Updates|Story
Meeting on Global Faecal Sludge Management e-Learning Alliance at Bangkok

Date: October 26-29, 2015, Bangkok

UNESCO-IHE, CSE and other global partners are undertaking a BMGF funded project on sanitation entitled ‘Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation for the Urban Poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia’.

The project has two principal objectives:

Africa|e-Learning Alliance|South-East Asia|Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation|Water Management|Story
Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan

CSE organised a Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), Federal Democratic Republic of Nigeria on November 3, 2015 in Abuja. The objective of this workshop was to involve the concerned stakeholder groups to discuss issues pertaining to air quality and transportation in cities of Nigeria, identification of problem areas and strategies and solutions. 

Air quality and transportation|Clean Air Action Plan|Nigeria and agenda|Story|Air Pollution
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