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Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT

Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of CSE, presented the idea of “Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy side event on energy access. He spoke about the importance of affordability in the future energy system. “Future of energy is decentralized distributed and renewable,” he said at the event. 

Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation|GREEAT|Renewable Energy|Story
CSE holds workshop on green architecture and energy efficiency in Pune

The Patrakar Bhawan in Pune played host to a workshop on green architecture and energy efficiency organized by CSE on November 18. The BV Rao hall was packed to capacity and had around 50 participants.

Speaking at the event, Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director, CSE, said, “Our review of green-rated buildings had earlier exposed how several buildings in India are grossly underperforming after being rated green. This is dangerous as our review has exposed several green-rated buildings across the country are underperforming and guzzling more energy.”

CSE Workshops|Media Updates|Story
Meeting on Global Faecal Sludge Management e-Learning Alliance at Bangkok

Date: October 26-29, 2015, Bangkok

UNESCO-IHE, CSE and other global partners are undertaking a BMGF funded project on sanitation entitled ‘Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation for the Urban Poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia’.

The project has two principal objectives:

Africa|e-Learning Alliance|South-East Asia|Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation|Water Management|Story
Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan

CSE organised a Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), Federal Democratic Republic of Nigeria on November 3, 2015 in Abuja. The objective of this workshop was to involve the concerned stakeholder groups to discuss issues pertaining to air quality and transportation in cities of Nigeria, identification of problem areas and strategies and solutions. 

Air quality and transportation|Clean Air Action Plan|Nigeria and agenda|Story|Air Pollution
Five days training programme on “Social Impact Assessment” in New Delhi (5-9 October, 2015)

Social Impact Assessment|EIA|Story
Two week training programme on “Best practices in Environmental Governance” in Sweden and Norway (1-17 October, 2015)

The programme on ‘Best Practices in Environmental Governance’ wasjointly conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) from 1-17 October, 2015 in New Delhi, Sweden and Norway. 

Best practices in Environmental Governance|CSE training programme|Sweden and Norway|Industry & Environment|Story
Second Handholding Training for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans in Andhra Pradesh state: CSE – GIZ joint training programme(s)

The second handholding training on the “Preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP)- Part II” took place at Fortune Hotel, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh from October 14-16, 2015. The training is a part of a three stage handholding process for the preparation of CSPs for Andhra Pradesh, followed by a review workshop. The first training on ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plan - Part 1' was held from July 1-3, 2015 at Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad.

GIZ joint training programme(s)|Water Management|Story
National Field Exposure Visit ‘Sustainable Water Management – Best Management Practices’

Date: October 5-9, 2015

The Ministry of Urban Development has acknowledged the lack of skilled man power in urban local bodies across India and has therefore developed the ‘Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies’ (CBULB). The programme aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials for the mainstreaming of reforms and best management practices (BMPs) of sustainable water and wastewater management through training programmes followed with field exposure visit, seminars and workshops.

Best Management Practices|Sustainable Water Management|Center of Excellence|Story
Training Programme on Urban and Industrial Waste water Treatment August 24 - 28, 2015

The fast growing economy, rapid industrialization and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) realizing the need of the above and importance of the water conservation for the better of environment, organized a five day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on wastewater treatment for industrial and urban wastewater management including reuse and recycle.

Urban and Industrial Waste water Treatment|Industry & Environment|Story
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