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Media workshop in Puducherry to discuss the threat of urbanization to lakes and water bodies

Chennai experienced its worst floods in recent history. While unexpected and heavy rainfall was initially held responsible for the flooding, analysis has further shown that destruction of wetlands in Chennai, which stands strategically at the tail end of several rivers, was a primary reason as well. Town planners see only land, not water, and everyone wants buildings and more buildings. Cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru, too, have lost their wetlands and lakes due to urban expansion, pollution and catchment loss.

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Date: February 29, 2016

Three Days Specialised Programme on Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility for Cities

CSE is organising a three days specialised training programme on ‘Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility for Cities’ for regulators in New Delhi from March 2 – 4, 2016.

This is a specialised programme designed to help officials in developing strategies needed for sustainable transport. This workshop will focus on both the public transport and non-motorized transport modes. 

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Date:  March 2 – 4, 201

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CSE Media Fellowships: Minor Minerals, Major Story

CSE is happy to reannounce this fellowship for Indian journalists due to popular demand. The dates of receiving finished applications and fellowship period have been accordingly revised.

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Date: Feb. 10 - March 10, 2016

Lab Head for Pollution Monitoring Laboratory

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an established institution known for its rigorous and scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues is looking for a Senior Scientist for its state of the art laboratory for monitoring pollution and toxins.

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

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