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Run for health during Delhi marathon amidst very high air pollution exposure

  • CSE releases the  results of its exposure air quality monitoring during Delhi marathon event today
  • Finds  unacceptable level of exposure to trapped pollutants typical of winter months
  • Delhi needs a  combination of long lasting reforms as well as a contingent plan to clean up  its air 

CSE welcomes the move to bring forward Euro V emissions standards to 2019 and Euro VI to 2021

Says Bharat Stage IV standards, currently in force in a few cities, must be extended nation-wide immediately

CSE calls for global action to shield farmers from increasing extreme weather events due to climate change

National consultation concludes, recommendations to be shared with government; CSE report ‘Lived Anomaly’ released by noted agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan and, Siraj Husain, Agriculture Secretary, Government of India

Agriculture sector in distress due to extreme weather events, farmers need better protection measures, say experts at CSE consultation

  • CSE holds consultation on crop loss estimation, relief and compensation

  • CSE report Lived Anomaly - How to enable farmers in India to cope with extreme weather events to be released today

  • Experts point to increased severity and frequency of extreme weather events due to climate change and inadequate measures to offset this or protect farmers

Parking restraint must to reduce car usage and promote clean commuting practices, says CSE analysis

Car-free days and lower traffic volumes on holidays can lower air pollution in Delhi – parking restraint measures can help reduce air pollution

CSE warns against green rating of buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits

Governments should not give fiscal sops or extra built up area to developers without stringent monitoring of actual energy savings and environmental performance of green-rated buildings

CSE evaluation of Volkswagen emissions fraud case and current regulations for emissions control from on-road vehicles has exposed India’s lack of readiness to deal with compromised emissions performance on roads

  • Monitoring of emissions from diesel vehicles is particularly weak. If emissions control system in modern diesel vehicles does not work, it can lead to uncontrolled killer emissions of toxic particulates and nitrogen oxides

CSE exposure monitoring on Diwali finds unacceptably high levels of pollution

CSE exposure monitoring of PM 2.5 on Diwali night found unacceptable levels of pollution people breathe despite a small dip in ambient pollution levels reported by official ambient monitoring systems

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