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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

CSE Press Note: Conversations with Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio visited India last week for a sit-down interview on climate change with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). He wanted to understand our perspectives on the issue and discuss how the world should work together to combat catastrophic climate change. We discussed that the world needs an ambitious and equitable agreement on climate change. But this cannot happen unless we are willing to discuss the issue of consumption and lifestyle – US lifestyle has to be negotiable, we emphasised. 

UNFCCC report of countries’ climate action plans released: aggregate climate contribution insufficient to keep the world safe, says CSE

  • The Synthesis Report assesses the aggregate effect of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of countries. 

Climate session ends with consensus on a draft Global Climate Change agreement

  • The 5-day session in Bonn was spent in restoring a sense of balance in the draft agreement and not excluding the voice of developing countries

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