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CSE welcomes NGT action agenda; appeals for more stringent measures to combat air pollution

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomes the 14-point action agenda directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to clean up the air of Delhi. Appeals for more stringent measures to bring down the severe peak pollution levels in Delhi

World’s two biggest polluters – the US and China – sign a deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Centre for Science and Environment calls it a self-serving and a business-as-usual deal 

Says the deal will take the world towards a catastrophic 3°C and beyond temperature increase pathway

IPCC’s Synthesis Report released; warns of catastrophic consequences of inaction on limiting global warming

CSE says developed world has failed to take the lead in solving the problem; appeals to the Indian government to take a leadership role in global climate negotiations for an ambitious global action 

Diwali pollution management needs rethink.

  • Official release on Diwali pollution states “No significant change observed” from the previous years. The average levels reported for most pollutants barring nitrogen dioxide show a marginal decline compared to last year. But the levels have remained much higher than the standards, and therefore a threat to public health.

CSE welcomes launch of the national air quality index by the Union environment minister

  • After a long wait, the Union ministry of environment and forests has released the first ever draft proposal on air quality index (AQI) and health alert for public comments 

Green building rating body misleading everyone, says CSE

Why is CII Godrej Green Business Centre, umbrella body for Indian Green Building Council, which was until recently responsible for LEED rating of buildings denying that several LEED rated IT buildings and office buildings are failing to meet the official benchmark for energy performance and misleading all by casting doubt on CSE analysis?

CSE warns against green buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits. Demands stringent rules for design and monitoring of buildings

  • CSE review exposes the shocking fact that several green rated buildings are grossly underperforming and do not qualify for even one star of official star labeling programme   

Green rated buildings found to be energy guzzlers, says CSE study

Several LEED-rated buildings cannot qualify even for the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s star label programme

Court’s verdict on coal block allocation provides an opportunity to reform the entire mining sector: CSE

New Delhi, September 25, 2014: In its final verdict on the coal block allocation case delivered on September 24, 2014, the Supreme Court has cancelled 214 coal blocks that were allotted since 1993. 

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