Towards clean air in South Asian cities | Centre for Science and Environment


Towards clean air in South Asian cities

For South Asian cities, maintaining urban air quality and protecting its sustainable urban commuting practices are some of the toughest challenges. Many south Asian cities are more fortunate as its strength remains in its huge base of zero-emission non-motorised and sustainable public transport. It just has to recognise and act upon this immense advantage and strength.

Towards clean air in South Asian cities: Action and challenges (Read more)

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  • Air pollution is the fifth largest killer and seventh biggest illness burden in India as estimated by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report. The speed at which urban air pollution is growing across our cities is alarming. Severe particulate pollution and newer pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ozone and air toxics are worsening the public health challenge. Vehicles are a special challenge as these are the fastest growing sources of air pollution.

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