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CSE’s summer programme ‘Agenda for Survival’ is accepting applications

New Delhi, March 20: There isn’t a better way to learn about the environment and the issues on the ground than by attending the ‘Agenda for Survival’ programme announced by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Tailored for young people and professionals between the age of 18 and 25 years who wish to understand the key environmental issues confronting India and the world, the programme allows opportunities to participants to see for themselves what communities experience in rural and urban India. 

Efficient, real-time pollution monitoring and reporting system is a must for the coal energy sector: CSE conference on coal-based power draws to a close

New Delhi, March 19, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) international conference on energy drawn from coal – titled Coal-based power: Confronting the environmental challenges – drew to a close here today, with the delegates agreeing on the criticality of having an efficient pollution monitoring and reporting system for the sector, which is being castigated across the world for its severe impacts on environment.  

Coal is all about energy security, says coal minister in CSE’s global conference

New Delhi, March 17, 2016: “The issue of coal is really an issue of energy security. India has reserves of coal which it needs to tap to provide energy to its people and to propel its development agenda. At the same time, it is committed to using this coal cleanly and sustainably,” said Piyush Goyal, the Union minister for power, coal and new and renewable energy, addressing the opening session of a three-day international conference on coal-based power, which began here today.

CSE welcomes Delhi Government move to ask schools to consider banning junk foods and create awareness about its ill-effects

  • The Directorate of Education, Delhi has directed heads of schools to create awareness among students and parents about ill effects of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) and to consider banning sale of such junk foods in schools’ canteens 

CSE welcomes pollution tax on cars—higher on diesel cars and SUVs; doubling of cess on coal and lignite; and LPG connection for poor women to protect health

But CSE questions the design of the tax sop for affordable housing; no hard money for bus transport; and claims of highest ever allocation to MNREGA

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Ten schools from India get CSE’s Green Schools Award

  • Green schools awards received more than 500 submissions from all across India

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CSE gets Business Standard award for being the ‘public institution’ of the year

New Delhi, February 18: Centre for Science an Environment (CSE) has been given the Business Standard award for 2015 for being the “public institution” of the year. The Business Standard award, given annually to companies and individuals, had introduced a new category for “public institution” for its 2015 awards. CSE’s deputy director general, Chandra Bhushan, who received the award at a ceremony in Mumbai, said, “We are pleased to find environmental issues at the centrestage.

Auto Expo shows car industry is riding high on diesel and hard-selling diesel car models to add to the scary trend in toxic pollution exposure and lung cancer risk

Despite the misgivings regarding use of low-taxed diesel in the luxury segment, as many as 27 per cent of all displayed car/SUV models in Auto Expo were in the bracket of 2000 cc engines diesel that is banned in the NCR

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