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World’s two biggest polluters – the US and China – sign a deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Centre for Science and Environment calls it a self-serving and a business-as-usual deal 

Says the deal will take the world towards a catastrophic 3°C and beyond temperature increase pathway

MEDIA BRIEFING: Controlling air pollution through fiscal measures (taxes and pricing)

Has diesel pricing deregulation helped address toxic risk from diesel vehicles?’

Jacaranda 2, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

November 28, 2014

10 AM-5.00 PM

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a day-long briefing on whether diesel price deregulation has helped bring down the pollution caused by diesel vehicles.

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Date: November 28, 2014

Training Programme on Clean Air and Sustainable Transportation Strategies for Liveable Cities

Date: December 17 – 19, 2014

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Date: December 17 – 19, 2014

CSE Round Table Workshop on "Our Safe Right of way: Addressing Safety and Accessibility in Indian Cities" on June 23, 2014

The road accident data from the Union Ministry of Road Transport Highways for the year 2012 shows that every hour one person is either killed or injured in road accident in Delhi.

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Date: June 23, 2014

Orientation Programme on Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation programme, ’Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities,’ in New Delhi from June 25 – 27, 2014 for government officials from different cities of India. The objective of this forum is to promote good regulatory practices in air quality and mobility management. Many Indian cities have already begun to develop action plans in response to the national air quality management policies and urban transport policies to achieve clean air and sustainable mobility.

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Date: June 25 – 27, 2014

Coal politics in an unequal world

Australia is a coal country. It is big business—miners are important in politics and black gold exports dominate the country’s finances. But dirty and polluting coal evokes emotions in environmentally concerned people. Coal-based power provides 40 per cent of the world’s electricity and emits one-third of global carbon dioxide, which is pushing the world to climate change. 

Supreme Court admits EPCA report on priority measures to control air pollution

Issues notices to Centre and governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh 

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Issues notices to Centre and governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

Beijing’s action on air pollution outstrips that by Delhi, says CSE

  • New number crunching by the Centre for science and Environment expose that this winter if air quality classification and health alert system of Beijing or that of the US was applied the city would have been in frequent state of pollution emergency requiring contingency action.

India’s twin environmental challenges

In the past 10 years, India’s environmental movement has had a rebirth. It was first born in the 1970s, when the industrialised world was seeing the impact of growth on its environment. In that decade the air and rivers of London, Tokyo and New York were full of toxins. The world was learning the pain of pollution. The first major global conference on the environment, the Stockholm meet, was held to find ways to deal with this growing scourge.

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