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Rich lands, Poor People - Is sustainable Mining Possible?

Outlines the immense challenges facing the mining sector in India: how to ensure ecological security together with inclusive development. Includes detailed maps, data tables and in-depth case studies of mineral-rich states.
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City action and dialogue

CSE's clean air and urban mobility team is engaged with the following cities to improve air quality and ensure sustainable transport systems…

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Capacity Building

CSE organises orientation programmes for regulators from Indian and South Asian cities enabling regulatory capacity, facilitating intercity dialogue on common concerns, challenges and solutions through sharing of experiences.

Action Tracker

Change is possible in our cities. Public action has made this possible. Unhealthy air pollution spikes are lower in cities in the lead.

Another co2alition of the willing?

It was the biannual gathering of over 100,000 Protestants in Bremen, a small town in Germany. As the articulate minister for environment, Sigmar Gabriel, came to participate in a discussion on energy security for a climate-secure world, many stood up. Soon the hall was full of blue placards, held high, all saying: “No to coal.” The minister, I could see, was riled. He believed he was the environmentalist in the crowd. He said he would build coal power stations, because the country was phasing out nuclear power.

Time to be different

The new (old) government is back. The question is if it has learnt its most important lesson: how to enjoin its political agenda to the agenda of government.

The real pandemic

The influenza A(H1N1) virus is not transmitted to humans by eating pork, that much is now known and said. But what are the origins of this virus, winging across our air-travel interdependent world? Why is this question never asked? Why are the big doctors of our world looking for a vaccine for all kinds of influenza without checking on what makes us so susceptible to pandemics, year after year? Is there something more to the current contagion?

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