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Orientation Workshop on Safe Access and Parking Strategies for Liveable Cities

Date: February 16, 2017 (Thursday)

Venue: Lytton Hotel, 14 & 14/1, Sudder Street, Kolkata

Time: 9.30 am to 3.00 pm (including lunch) 

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Date: February 16, 2017

Government proposes implementation rules for the first-ever fuel consumption norms for passenger cars - CSE finds gaping holes in them

  • While public attention is diverted towards Bharat Stage IV emissions norms becoming the nation-wide standard from April 1 this year, the new compliance rules for fuel consumption norms for cars is escaping public scrutiny. 

Is India prepared to prevent manufacturing defects and frauds in vehicles that compromise their emissions performance on roads?

  • The current PUC norms are not only too lenient to fail a vehicle, they cannot test tiny particles and NOx from in-use vehicles. Lax norms and poor enforcement make the PUC programme very ineffective. This needs an overhaul.

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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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Air Pollution in Delhi touches emergency levels once again

  • As temperature dips and wind speed slows down, air pollution touches the emergency levels once again

CSE welcomes first-ever comprehensive guidelines for Taxi Policy released by Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

  • Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has accepted the recommendations of its Committee for Taxi Policy Guidelines to promote urban mobility 

The Supreme Court issues far reaching directives on Graded Response Action Plan to address health emergency in the National Capital Region of Delhi

In response to EPCA report on highly polluting industrial fuels of furnace oil and petroleum coke in the entire NCR, the Supreme Court has directed the Union Government to examine and ban these fuels in the NCR region. 

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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