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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.

Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Ethiopia and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan

A joint initiative of Ministry of Environment and Forest, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Centre for Science and Environment, India 

Safe Accessibility for Road Users

CSE conducted a three-day training programme on ‘Safe Accessibility for Road Users’ in New Delhi from July 27– 29, 2015. This was a specialised programme designed to help officials in developing strategies needed to enhance safe accessibility for pedestrians and non-motorized transport modes. 

CSE condemns misrepresentation of findings of recent CSIR study on diesel and CNG buses

Says it misleads policy action on emissions standards and technology roadmap for CNG and diesel buses in India 


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A French start-up claims to have developed the world's first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles. Popularised in Formula 1, a KERS system recovers the kinetic energy usually


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.

Price: Rs 750.00 $ 50.00

Authors: Anumita Roychowdhury

Pages: 262 Pages

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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…
Price: Rs 290 (USD 12)
Pages : 110
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 The Leapfrog Factor
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

CSE organises orientation programmes for regulators from Indian and South Asian cities enabling regulatory capacity, facilitating intercity dialogue on common concerns, challenges and solutions through sharing of experiences.

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