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Environment minister Prakash Javadekar releases CSE’s new publication on climate change adaptation

2014 globally the hottest year ever. In India, 2001-10 was the warmest decade on record – says the book

Washout in Lima

Centre for Science and Environment says the conference’s decisions will not result in a climate deal in 2015 

Bad for India. Global warming will increase, India may see more extreme weather events which will affect its poor more 

Centre for Science and Environment releases stunning data on the daily dose of polluted air that people breathe in Delhi

Monitors real-time individual exposure of people. Finds exposure levels much higher than ambient exposure levels measured by the government’s regulatory agencies

CSE says Javadekar statement in Lima on INDCs is “regressive”

The environment minister has said that India will not support ex-ante review of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

CSE marks 30 years of Bhopal, organises Public Meeting, releases new book

  • Bhopal 2.0 requires government to clean the toxic waste lying in the factory and fix liability. The lesson is that post-Bhopal, India has laws for hazardous waste management and industrial disasters, but no compliance. Which is why we have scores of mini-Bhopals every year

Tax the bad and fund the good to cut toxic risk from diesel vehicles

  • New analysis from CSE shows even after diesel price deregulation wide tax differential remains. This can continue to fan dieselisation if additional steps are not taken to disincentivise dirty diesel 

CSE welcomes NGT action agenda; appeals for more stringent measures to combat air pollution

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomes the 14-point action agenda directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to clean up the air of Delhi. Appeals for more stringent measures to bring down the severe peak pollution levels in Delhi 

World’s two biggest polluters – the US and China – sign a deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Centre for Science and Environment calls it a self-serving and a business-as-usual deal 

Says the deal will take the world towards a catastrophic 3°C and beyond temperature increase pathway

IPCC’s Synthesis Report released; warns of catastrophic consequences of inaction on limiting global warming

CSE says developed world has failed to take the lead in solving the problem; appeals to the Indian government to take a leadership role in global climate negotiations for an ambitious global action 

Diwali pollution management needs rethink.

  • Official release on Diwali pollution states “No significant change observed” from the previous years. The average levels reported for most pollutants barring nitrogen dioxide show a marginal decline compared to last year. But the levels have remained much higher than the standards, and therefore a threat to public health.
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