STEPPING TOGETHER: A Conclave of Changemakers for Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility
CSE organised a unique event on 26th September 2013 at Jacranda Hall, India Habitat Centre to celebrate positive action on sustainable mobility in Indian cities. The event engaged in dialogue with changemakers from different cities of India who made a difference to mobility and air quality related concerns. This occasion was to acknowledge positive action to create policy stake in change and deepen public understanding of what is needed to move forward.
This event also culminated ongoing efforts to identify and assess the emerging good practices in different cities of India. While there are many challenges, barriers and gloom of inaction compounding the problem of congestion, pollution and energy guzzling in all our cities, while we are convinced that we can move forward only if we understand and incentivise progress and change – however small and new it may be.
On this occasion, the community of change makers including policy makers, civil society actors, experts, political and industry actors, among others came together from across the country to share `good news` as well as the challenges. This dialogue will bring out some notable city initiatives, which are in tune with the sustainability principles.
For more details, please contact and send your applications to:
Air pollution control Unit
Centre for Science and Environment,
41,Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110062 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 09899416984
Please note: there is no registration fee, however, the cost of participation towards travel and stay to be borne by the participant
Air pollution is the fifth largest killer and seventh biggest illness burden in India as estimated by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report. The speed at which urban air pollution is growing across our cities is alarming. Severe particulate pollution and newer pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ozone and air toxics are worsening the public health challenge. Vehicles are a special challenge as these are the fastest growing sources of air pollution.