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A Clean Air Tool for Cities

Why this study?
Air pollution is a scary public health story unfolding in India. A vast majority of cities are caught in toxic web as air quality fails to meet the health-based standards. Not only the mega cities, but also the smaller cities are emerging as pollution hotspots.

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DIESEL: On the Toxic Trail of Devil's Engine

That diesel emissions are harmful and toxic is an old story. But even after 20 year of global action to clean diesel up, it is still throwing up new and more difficult challenges; and that is an unfolding story. US, Europe and Japan have made emissions targets stringent, but diesel vehicles are struggling to lower emissions. 

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Urban Air Quality Management in Ethiopia: A Guidance Farmework

Objectives and scope of the guidance
Air pollution is one of the leading risk factors in the developing regions of Africa. Africa is one of the fastest-urbanizing regions and more than half of its population is expected to live in polluted urban areas by 2040.

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Towards Clean Air in Nigerian Cities

This is a rapid review of the current concerns around urban air pollution and public health challenges in Nigerian cities. It aims to identify the key policy gaps that need to be addressed while framing the policy guidance on national urban air quality management in Nigeria.

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Reinventing air quality monitoring

 With national ambient air quality standards in place, it is important to set up the air quality monitoring grid to generate air quality data on a routine basis. This will help assess risks and implement control measures. While advanced countries including the US, Japan and European nations have evolved advanced monitoring systems, most developing countries of Asia and Africa are still languishing with very basic monitoring or no monitoring at all.

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Heavy duty/ truck report

 Trucks are a major contributor to air pollution and fuel guzzling with serious public health and climate change consequences. Rapid growth in the economy and trade is continuously expanding roadbased freight traffic, bringing more and more trucks on roads.

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Legal framework paper

 Why this study?
India has set ambient air quality standards for several pollutants. According to the rules of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the annex monitoring agency, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) should be met for at least 98 per cent of the days in a year.

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Children in the Chulha Trap


Why this study?
This quick assessment has been carried out by Centre for Science and Environment to ascertain how switching from biomass-based solid fuels to cleaner liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking of midday meals in anganwadis (day care centres that facilitate informal learning under supervision) in Bihar can help reduce exposure of children to toxic air.

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Losing Solid Ground: MMDR Amendment Act, 2015 and the state of the mining sector in India

For over a decade, the country has debated the need to reform the mining sector by amending the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957.

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