Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2019

December 20, 2018

February 11-13, 2019

Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI)
Nimli, Alwar, Rajasthan 

From February 11 to February 13, about 100 journalists, environmentalists and experts from all over India are coming together in a state-of-the-art symposium to discuss, debate and demystify the year’s key issues of environment and development. CSE’s Annual Media Conclave – the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2019 – will officially unveil the Down To Earth State of India’s Environment 2019 annual report, with former Supreme Court Justice Madan B Lokur and Editorial Director of Business Standard T N Ninan doing the honours. 

From climate change, extreme weather events, air pollution and e-mobility to the agrarian distress and the anatomy of droughts. From environmental governance, human-wildlife conflicts and sanitation and Swachh Bharat to plastics, toxins and the fate of the Ganga. The Conclave promises a wealth of insights and information into many of India’s key environmental questions and their answers – insights and information that a journalist can use. 

What makes this event unique among CSE’s AAD meets is its almost exclusive audience: journalists from across the country. The earlier AAD meets had primarily been a gathering of stakeholders engaging in a dialogue on a specific issue under discussion. The 2019 event focuses more on multiple concerns tagged to the state of India’s environment.    

For any other details, contact Sukanya Nair, The CSE Media Resource Centre,



State of India's Environment 2019
Our Speakers

Press Release

Nimli (Alwar), February 11, 2019
State of India’s Environment 2019 report released by CSE

Prsentations [Day 1]

Time up for Reinvention?
By: Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE
Weather variability or climate change: de-coding the extreme events that are defining our today
By: Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE
IPCC 1.5°C Report
By: Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General
Being a farmer
By: Richard Mahapatra
Sr. Director/Managing Editor DTE
Mgnregs and Agriculture
By: Ashok Pankaj, Director, (CSD), New Delhi
Jal Saheli and Pani Panchayat
Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan

Prsentations [Day 2]

changes in open defecation in rural India: 2014-2018
By: Nazar Khalid, Research Fellow, (RICE), Gurugram
Behaviour Change and its effects on Swachh Bharat Mission: Stories from India
By: Megha Sen, Programme Officer, CLTS Foundation, Kolkata
Sustainable Sanitation: Sustaining Lives
By: Avani Kapur, Director, Accountability Initiative,(CPR),
Faecal Connection - Ganga and its cities
By: Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Programme, Director, Water and Wastewater Management, CSE
Environmental Governance in India: Where are we headed?
By: Shilpa Chohan, Environmental Lawyer, Gurugram
Sanitation & Our Rivers-The Tale of the Toilet: A Half-Story
By: Sushmita Sengupta, Programme Manager, Rural Water and Waste Management
Air Pollution and Mobility: Choking and Grounded
By: Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director Research and Advocacy
Air Quality Trends in India from Source to Forecasty
By: SAFAR-India
Electric Mobility – agenda for discussion
By: Gaurav Dubey, Programme Manager - Sustainable Mobility Programme
Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Animals, Humans & the question of ‘And’ & ‘Or’
By: Ravi Chellam, Chief Executive Officer, Metastring Foundation
Some Thoughts
By: Ajay Deshpande, Former Expert Member, National Green Tribunal
State of the environment and the status of the environment regulators in India
Feasibility of Waste to Energy plants in India
By: Swati Singh Sambyal, Programme Manager, Environmental Governance-Solid


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Note on Anil Agarwal
Anil Agarwal (1947-2002), the founder-director of Centre for Science and Environment, was a man of science as well as letters - a rare combination - and a visionary thinker to boot.
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute
Previous Dialogues
March 11 – 12, 2015
Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015 Poor in climate change
February 27-28, 2014
Energy Access & Renewable Energy
March 4-5, 2013
Anil Agarwal Dialogue: Excreta Does Matter
February 24-25, 2012
Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances