Public Dialogue: Combating air pollution in Kolkata
CSE organised a public dialogue (February 2009) in the city. Titled ‘Clearing the air: An agenda for action’, it brought together policy makers, experts and civil society groups, to discuss how a road-map for pollution control in the city, which has recently seen strong action from the judiciary to contain its rising air pollution.
CSE’s review of air pollution levels in the city revealed that the time for soft options is over. The city needs second-generation reform to deal with diesel pollution. Kolkata needs a bold action plan to combat its toxic air pollution. It is clear that pollution levels in the city are on the increase and like Delhi, Kolkata, will have to take steps to reduce motorisation, so that it can deal with congestion and pollution. The only option is to reduce the numbers of vehicles - to invest in massive transition to modern public transport.
Centre for Science and Environment's clean air campaign team is organising a citizens’ survey to understand the challenge of air pollution and transportation crisis in Jaipur and identify the way forward. You are invited to participate in this survey: Please fill out the form
CSE's Clean air and urban mobility team is organizing “Kolkata City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action” in joint collaboration with the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Kolkata.