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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.

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CSE Conclave - Our Right to Clean Air: Enabling city action for clean air

Date: April 19 - 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Status of air pollution during winter of 2015-16 and the impact of odd-even car rationing scheme on air quality

January 21, 2016

1. Overall pollution level this winter is higher than last winter. This demands emergency action

This winter has witnessed extremely high level of pollution. Typical winter conditions -- cold temperature, lower mixing height of air, calm and no-wind conditions trap air and pollution. As a result, pollution builds up very quickly and peaks. This is why winter months require tougher emergency action to reduce pollution. Weather is an important constraint in pollution management.  

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Air quality benefits of odd-even vehicle rationing programmein Delhi: An analysis of week 1

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for NCR

January 8, 2016

Overall pollution level this winter is higher than last winter. This demands emergency action

This winter has witnessed extremely high level of pollution. Typical winter conditions -- cold temperature, lower mixing height of air, calm and no-wind conditions trap air and pollution. As a result, pollution builds up very quickly and peaks. This is why winter months require tougher emergency action to reduce pollution. Weather is an important constraint in pollution management.

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Bengaluru residents actually breathe in air which has 3-12 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level – says CSE study in the city
  • Bengaluru is in the grip of rising air pollution. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 57 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years. In more than 85 per cent of monitoring locations, the levels have exceeded standards

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City residents and NGOs have urged the district administration to start a massive campaign to plant native saplings and trees to restore Amritsar’s green cover and identify the sources of pollution in

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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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