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CSE warns against green rating of buildings becoming ‘green wash’ with no real benefits.

Governments cannot give fiscal sops or extra built up area to developers without stringent monitoring of actual energy savings and environmental performance of green rated buildings

Centre for Science and Environment Press Briefing in Paris

Friday, December 11; 6 PM CET/10.30 PM IST

Centre for Science and Environment invites you to attend the press conference discussing the progress in drafting the climate change agreement and the likely Paris Outcome. CSE Director General Sunita Narain and Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan will be present at the briefing. It would be held in Press Conference Room 3 which can be seen as a webcast through this link. 

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December 11; 6 PM CET/10.30 PM IST

CSE Invite: Release of report ‘Body Burden 2015: State of India’s Health’

The first assault of environmental degradation is on our bodies. There is a definite and tangible link between our environment and our health, but this linkage is complex and often disputed. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down to Earth would like to invite you to the release of a new report, Body Burden 2015: State of India’s Health. The report focuses on the risk factors that affect our health while examining old and new threats and why these should worry us.

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Date: December 15, 2015

Summary of Side Event

Centre for Science and Environment organized a side event in the COP21 at the India Pavillion along with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change titled “Equity and Climate Justice: Operationalising Equity and the Global Carbon Budget.” Secretary Ashok Lavasa started the conversation claiming “Climate change is a consequence of the path of economic development chosen by the world and developing country should be denied this development.”

Slideshow: Training programme on Decentralised wastewater management November 15-17, 2015

Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT

Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general of CSE, presented the idea of “Global Renewable Energy and Energy Access Transformation” or GREEAT at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy side event on energy access. He spoke about the importance of affordability in the future energy system. “Future of energy is decentralized distributed and renewable,” he said at the event. 

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