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Air Pollution

CSE warns Delhi: Do not dismiss winter smog as an act of God

  • Delhi is used to winter smogs. But this year’s haze has been particularly severe because pollution levels in the city have gone up manifold – PM10 has increased by 47 per cent between 2000 and 2011, while nitrogen dioxide has gone up by 57 per cent

CSE welcomes Delhi High Court Judgment on Delhi BRT

  • Visionary judgment from the Delhi High Court upholds the principle of sustainable mobility


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CSE along with Jaipur Development Authority organised citizens' dialogue on air quality and mobility challenges in Jaipur

Jaipur’s air pollution has reached a ‘critical’ level, says latest CSE analysis

Growing vehicle numbers and resultant congestion to blame

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Growing vehicle numbers and resultant congestion to blame

On World Environment Day, CSE warns Delhi’s air pollution and congestion crisis will worsen this decade if urgent action is not taken

  • Nearly every day this summer, both particulate matter and ozone levels have exceeded standards. These pollutants can snuff life out of cities
  • On top of that, carbon dioxide emissions from cars have added to the warming in and around the city

Take a bus……

Bus, walk and cycle power India’s mobility. Yet rapid motorization is snuffing life out of cities. Can Delhi and other cities reinvent the dream of mobility to get out of this urban nightmare? This needs inventive thinking, action and confidence to break out of the arrogance of old ideas!


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