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What happened to our right to CLEAN AIR!
Our campaign started with blowing the lid on smog and exposing the smogmakers in a city where a person dies every hour due to air pollution. The campaign carries on to clean the air of noxious pollutants to make breathing easier for all.

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Strategies to reduce crop residue burning for air pollution mitigation: Key highlights

About the policy brief:

"The issue of crop reside burning has in recent years been identified as one of the leading factors affecting the air quality of Delhi & NCR. Not just this, it has also been affecting the health of those exposed directly to such crop fires and also to those in urban areas surrounding the site of these fires. This Policy Brief prepared for the Central Govt. highlights some of the main causes of crop residue burning and recommends policy reforms and executive action required to remediate pollution caused by these fires."

PARKING POLICY FOR CLEAN AIR & LIVEABLE CITIES

 Why this guidance on parking policy?
After Delhi implemented its first generation air pollution control measures during the early part of the last decade, there was an improvement in air quality. But this gain in air quality was soon lost. While improvement of technology remained an unfinished agenda, failure to address the explosive increase in the number of vehicles threatened to undo the small increment in air quality.

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Urban Air Quality Management in Ethiopia: A Guidance Farmework

Objectives and scope of the guidance
Air pollution is one of the leading risk factors in the developing regions of Africa. Africa is one of the fastest-urbanizing regions and more than half of its population is expected to live in polluted urban areas by 2040.

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Towards Clean Air in Nigerian Cities

This is a rapid review of the current concerns around urban air pollution and public health challenges in Nigerian cities. It aims to identify the key policy gaps that need to be addressed while framing the policy guidance on national urban air quality management in Nigeria.

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Reinventing air quality monitoring

 With national ambient air quality standards in place, it is important to set up the air quality monitoring grid to generate air quality data on a routine basis. This will help assess risks and implement control measures. While advanced countries including the US, Japan and European nations have evolved advanced monitoring systems, most developing countries of Asia and Africa are still languishing with very basic monitoring or no monitoring at all.

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Through the thick air

This Diwali, PM 10 and PM 2.5 reached eight times the safe limit. Its not the first time and it won't be the last. Burning of crop stubble, road dust and vehicular emissions are main culprits

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Environmental activists and researchers hailed the Supreme Court's order, directing the automobile industry to stop the sale of BS-III vehicles from April 1. In its order, an SC bench comprising Justices

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Good News & Bad News: Clearing the Air in Indian Cities

Currently only 10-15 per cent of India — even in its richest cities — commutes by car. But private cars take up over 90 per cent of the existing road space. And remember, this is when only a small minority drives. How will we make space for the rest to drive — space on the road for the car to move and space in the air for us to breath? This is the reason for this book. Without a mobility transformation, Indian cities can never win the war on foul air and toxins emitted by vehicles.

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MOBILITY CRISIS – Agenda for Action 2010

 
CSE's latest book in its Right to Clean Air Campaign series. We have more roads and flyovers than ever before to address our transportation worries. But our cities continue to be gridlocked, with traffic at a virtual standstill as private vehicles hugely outnumber our public transport options. It is time to set new terms of action, make our cities more walkable, review our pollution and congestion control strategies…
 
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Publication: The Leapfrog Factor

Ten years of action, learning and impacts. Presents the complex Asian challenge. The continent dodders as the automobile industry hardsells cars as the key to a lifestyle of wealth and freedom. Asia can survive only if it reinvents the idea of mobility.
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Capacity Building

 
       
February 16, 2017   Orientation Workshop on Safe Access and Parking Strategies for Liveable Cities
 
 
January 17-21, 2017   Indo-Africa Training Programme Clean Air Action Planning Strategies for Liveable Cities
 
 
November 30 - December 2, 2016   Bus Transport Reforms: Policies and Strategies
 
 
 
December 27-29, 2016   AMRUT Orientation Programme for Urban Local Body Officials of Andhra Pradesh
 
 
 
December 12-14, 2016     Safe Access and Parking Strategies for Liveable Cities

 

 
 
 
October 26,
2016
  Orientation Workshop on Urban Air Quality and Transportation Challenges in Southern Region: An agenda for action
 
 
 
 
July 4, 2016   Integrating Air Quality Management with Sustainable Mobility
 
 
 
March 2-4,
2016
    Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility for Cities
 
 
 
November 23,
2015
    Parking Planning and Management
 
 
 
November 16-17,
2015
  Urban Air Quality Challenges and Strategies to Reduce Emissions from In-Use and New Vehicles
 
 
 
September 28-30,
2015
  Training Programme Bus Reforms –Policies and Strategies
 
 
 
July 27-29,
2015
  Training Programme on Safe Accessibility for Road Users
 
 
 
April 6 – 8,
2015
  India-Africa Experience Sharing Orientation Workshop on Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility
 
 
 
December
22 – 24,
2014
  Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology, Fuels and Mobility Management conducted
 
 
 
September
17 – 19,
2014
  Planning and designing for inclusive streets and safe access
 
 
 
August 6 – 8,
2014
  Orientation Programme on Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology, Fuels and Mobility Management
 
 
 
June 25 – 27,
2014
  Orientation Programme on
Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities
 
 
 
March 27,
2014
  Training Programme on
Policy, Planning and Design for Sustainable Mobility
 
 
 
July 26, 2013   Orientation workshop on Parking policy
 
 
 
July 2, 2013   Orientation Workshop on Clear Air and Sustainable Mobility in Lucknow
 
 
 
May 9, 2013   Orientation Workshop on Clear Air and Sustainable Mobility in Guwahati
 
 
 
March 22, 2013   Workshop on Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility in Bengaluru
 
 
 
March 19 – 21, 2013   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels
 
 
 
December 28, 2012   Orientation Workshop on Sustainable Transport Infrastructure and Parking Policy in Ghaziabad
 
 
 
November 21- 23, 2012   Orientation Programme on
Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities
 
 
 
September 25 – 27, 2012   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels
 
 
 
August 30 – Sept. 1, 2012   Solutions to pollution and mobility crisis for liveable cities
 
 
 
July 3 – 5, 2012   Urban Transport Strategies for Sustainable Cities
 
 
 
March 27 – 29, 2012   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels
 
 
 
February 27 – March 1, 2012   Experience Sharing Workshop on Natural Gas Vehicle Programme in South Asia
 
 
 
January 31 – February 2, 2012   Urban Transport Strategies: Agenda for Reforms
 
 
 
November 7 – 9, 2011   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology and Fuels
 
 
 
July 28 – 30, 2011   Urban Transport Strategies: Agenda for Reforms

 

 
 
 
May 18 – 20, 2011   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean vehicle Technology and Fuels
 
 
 
March 22 - 24, 2011   Urban transportation reforms for clean and liveable cities
 
 
 
January 27 - 29, 2011   Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean and Fuel Efficient Vehicles
 
 
 
November
18 - 20, 2010
  Urban transportation reforms for clean and liveable cities
 
 
 
September
21- 22, 2010
  Solutions to pollution and mobility crisis: learning from each other
 
 
 

 

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