Jaipur city dialogue on air quality and transportation challenges: An agenda for action
Date: October 9, 2012
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in collaboration with Jaipur Development Authority is organising a workshop – ‘Jaipur city dialogue on air quality and transportation challenges: An agenda for action’. CSE will release the findings of a citizen’s survey on the subject on this occasion.
The workshop will bring all stakeholders together on one platform to discuss and decide on an action plan to make Jaipur more livable – with cleaner air, better public health and increased urban mobility.
Bhure Lal, chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, will deliver the valedictory.
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Time: 9:30 AM to 2.00 PM Venue: Jupiter Hall, Ramada Hotel, Govind Marg, Raja Park, Jaipur
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. Vehicles emit close to our breathing zone and contribute significantly to human exposure.