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Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Air Resource Management Center (AirMAC), Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka is organising a Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Colombo on April 28, 2011. This workshop is part of a series of dialogues that are planned by CSE to strengthen and facilitate inter-regional exchange of ideas on key strategies to combat growing pollution and public health crisis in the region.

Date: April 28, 2011

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Date: April 28, 2011

International Conference on Parking Reforms for a Liveable City

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Date: August 17, 2011 (9.30 am – 5 pm)

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising an international conference – Parking Reforms for a Liveable City in New Delhi on August 17, 2011.

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Date: August 17, 2011

First Country Media Briefing on challenge of urban air quality and mobility management

CSE organised its First Country Media Briefing on “challenge of urban air quality and mobility management” in Dhaka on January 22,2011.

All South Asian Cities are suffering from vehicular pollution and mobility issues; Dhaka is no exception. This media briefing was organised to enter in a dialogue and join hands to find a way towards better air quality standards and improved mobility management.

The half a day workshop was attended by over seventy media personnels, both from electronic and print media, in both English and Bengali.
 

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CSE organised its First Country Media Briefing on “challenge of urban air quality and mobility management” in Dhaka on January 22,2011.

Alarm over worsening air quality and traffic congestion in South Asian cities, ongoing action must gather momentum

  • New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), Dhaka organise a media briefing on the ‘Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management’

  • Dhaka has inherent advantages in its dominant commuting practice of using bus, non-motorised vehicles and walking, to manage its air pollution and urban mobility issues. Dhaka can learn from Delhi’s mistakes and avoid pro-car policies

Winter pollution is back with a difference. City now faces the threat of multiple pollutants going up together

  • Not only are the tiny particles choking us, nitrogen dioxide levels have worsened; daily peaks of carbon monoxide are unacceptable, ozone pollution has persisted through the winter months. This has emerged from the official public information system on daily air pollution and monitoring. Some of these pollutants come predominantly from vehicles.

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Hyderabad's air quality, traffic congestion causing concern
Hyderabad: The level of pollutants in the air and traffic congestion in Hyderabad are on the rise, posing serious health hazards and the hi-tech city needs to wake up, said a report released Thursday.
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Tenth CSE Media Fellowships: JNNURM and Indian cities: misguided mission or reform blueprint? 11 Fellows selected

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched in December 2005 to improve the quality of life in Indian cities. The seven year scheme had a whopping Rs 100,000 crore in its kitty to develop infrastructure and services – water supply, sanitation and sewerage, urban transport and integrated slum development – in 63 cities. The idea was to provide incentives to state governments and city administrations to carry out urban reforms.

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