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Odd-even rule is an emergency measure. Treat it as such – CSE tells Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal and Sunita Narain discuss issues relevant to Delhi and its air pollution at a public meeting organised by CSE

CSE Conclave - Our Right to Clean Air: Enabling city action for clean air

Date: April 19 - 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Date: April 19 – 20, 2016

Experience Sharing Workshop on Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement: Challenges & Prospects for African Nations Nairobi, Kenya

March 14-1, 2016

A workshop has been organized on Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement: Challenges and Prospects for African Nations in Nairobi, Kenya from 14-16th March, 2016. The programme was organized by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya and Kenya Water Institute (KEWI).

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CSE welcomes pollution tax on cars—higher on diesel cars and SUVs; doubling of cess on coal and lignite; and LPG connection for poor women to protect health

But CSE questions the design of the tax sop for affordable housing; no hard money for bus transport; and claims of highest ever allocation to MNREGA

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Auto Expo shows car industry is riding high on diesel and hard-selling diesel car models to add to the scary trend in toxic pollution exposure and lung cancer risk

Despite the misgivings regarding use of low-taxed diesel in the luxury segment, as many as 27 per cent of all displayed car/SUV models in Auto Expo were in the bracket of 2000 cc engines diesel that is banned in the NCR

CSE slams the statement of Jaguar and Land Rover Chief – about their cars being air-purifying machines – as irresponsible

CSE says car companies cannot be allowed to hide behind such misleading claims when the technology in India is lagging and there are raging concerns around toxic diesel emissions even in advanced markets today.  No car company can get away by making such remarks in any other country

Kolkata residents breathe in air which has 3-5 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level that is already several times higher than the permissible limit. Action must gather momentum, says CSE’s Kolkata study

  • Kolkata is in the grip of rising air pollution and multi-pollutant crisis. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 61 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years (2010 to 2013). The levels exceed standards by 2.7 times. NO2 levels exceed by close to two times

CSE Stakeholder discussion forum: Kolkata City Dialogue on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action

Venue: Conference room, Lytton Hotel, 14 & 14/1, Sudder Street (near Indian Museum), Kolkata

Date: January 30, 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm

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Date: January 30, 2016

Status of air pollution during winter of 2015-16 and the impact of odd-even car rationing scheme on air quality

January 21, 2016

1. Overall pollution level this winter is higher than last winter. This demands emergency action

This winter has witnessed extremely high level of pollution. Typical winter conditions -- cold temperature, lower mixing height of air, calm and no-wind conditions trap air and pollution. As a result, pollution builds up very quickly and peaks. This is why winter months require tougher emergency action to reduce pollution. Weather is an important constraint in pollution management.  

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