Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, and Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), Dhaka, organised a Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management. The details of the briefing are as under:
VENUE: CIRDAP Auditorium, Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka
DAY & DATE: Saturday, January 22, 2011
TIME: 9:30 AM onwards
Most South Asian cities today are reeling under severe air pollution and gridlocked urban traffic. Dhaka is no exception, as it struggles to improvise and manage its rising numbers of vehicles and worsening air quality.
New Delhi-based CSE, a research and advocacy institution, has been a pioneer in campaigning for clean air in cities. In the mid and late 1990s, it had successfully initiated a campaign to improve Delhi’s air quality, which resulted in the introduction of CNG as the fuel of choice in the city’s public transport. In the last decade and a half, CSE has continued to work towards providing solutions in terms of policy change.
This meeting was the first in a series of country media briefings that CSE is planning across the South Asian region. In it, we looked at understanding the nature of the problem menacing our cities, as Delhi and Dhaka learn from each other's experiences. Experts from CSE and Bangladesh would be addressing the participating media people.
• Participation at the Briefing was open to journalists working in Bangladesh.