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Kolkata City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action

Kolkata, March 16, 2011
New Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a day-long city dialogue on ‘Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action’. CSE’s clean air and urban mobility team is organising this dialogue in collaboration with the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

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 Date: March 16, 2011

CSE’s First Country Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, and Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), Dhaka, organised a Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management. The details of the briefing are as under:
 

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Date: January 22, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Perception survey: Outdoor air pollution and its impact on our health

The latest Global Burden of Disease report, a global initiative involving a network of international health bodies and the World Health Organisation has shown outdoor air pollution as one of the top 10 killers in the world. In South Asia including India, it is ranked as the sixth most dangerous killer, -- three places behind indoor air pollution, which is the second highest killer in the region. Air pollution makes everyone, the rich and the poor, equally vulnerable.

Air quality and public health

The rate at which urban air pollution has grown across India is alarming. A vast majority of cities are caught in the toxic web as air quality fails to meet health-based standards. Almost all cities are reeling under severe particulate pollution while newer pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and air toxics have begun to add to the public health challenge. Only a few mega cities where action has started show some improvement in air quality but in most cases the particulate levels are still unacceptably high.

Is Delhi losing the pollution battle?

CSE warns Delhi: time to breathe easy over, air pollution reaching critical levels again in city. We need to act fast to recover our right to clean air.

Overview

The rate at which urban air pollution has grown across India is alarming. A vast majority of cities are caught in the toxic web as air quality fails to meet health-based standards. Almost all cities are reeling under severe particulate pollution while newer pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and air toxics have begun to add to the public health challenge.

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