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A Global Ban for Endosulfan

  • India changes its position on endosulfan at the Stockholm Convention

  • It softens its stand and agrees that endosulfan is a health hazard.

  • It agrees to a ban on the pesticide.

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CSE demands public consultation on fuel economy standards for cars to guard against weak standards pushed by the car industry

  • Car industry is trying to maintain a near status quo until 2015 and then improve marginally in 2020. Any laxity can seriously jeopardize energy security and climate mitigation plans

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Delay in announcing and implementing the fuel economy standards can seriously jeopardize energy security especially given the unprecedented growth in car sales.

CSE welcomes Delhi government’s move to make diesel cars dearer

Decision will cut toxic risk from diesel cars and protect public health

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Decision will cut toxic risk from diesel cars and protect public health. The Delhi government has maintained the momentum and evoked the ‘polluter pays’ principle to directly disincentivise diesel cars to protect public health.

CSE welcomes environment ministry ‘no’ to Nirma factory in Gujarat

Calls the decision “timely” and “significant” for protecting water bodies

  • Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) issues notification stopping work on cement factory being built in Bhavnagar.

  • Factory was being built over a water body used by farmers for irrigating their fields.

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Calls the decision “timely” and “significant” for protecting water bodies

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

A Briefing Note

Serious concern over worsening air quality and traffic congestion in Kolkata Ongoing action must gather momentum, says CSE

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A Briefing Note
Serious concern over worsening air quality and traffic congestion in Kolkata Ongoing action must gather momentum, says CSE

Budget skirts the real issues, does not do enough for environmental concerns: CSE

  • Finance minister loses courage to put fiscal breaks on SUVs and diesel cars

  • Budget fails to put forward any new proposal to strengthen bus transport

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Why is the Finance Minister so willing to allow the rich car owners to mis-use diesel subsidy? Why he wants to forego revenue from this luxury consumption and put peoples’ health and energy security at risk? There is also no support for the bus transport for the masses.

Finance Minister, it is time to take a decision to stop misuse of diesel subsidy by the rich diesel car owners. Any further delay will cost hugely to the nation and our health

Keep the taxes on big cars effectively high and not give in to industry pressure. Link up taxes with the actual fuel use of the car to prevent fuel guzzling

CSE releases in Kolkata its latest study on the sponge iron sector

Finds the industry growing unsustainably in West Bengal and other parts of India

Says over 40 per cent of sponge iron factories in West Bengal violate environmental norms 

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