At the Crossroads: World Environment Day

Air pollution is a health emergency in India. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reviewed emerging evidences of air quality and health evidences to alert policymakers and the public about the third-generation challenge and action that India has to prepare for.

Delhi is a microcosm of change that throws up important lessons for the rest of India. CSE tapped into the city’s learning curve to highlight the solutions: while first-generation action, a decade ago, was about immediate relief-such as CNG and shifting of industry-and second-generation action about formulating a spate of new policies, third-generation action is about implementing solutions on the ground on a scale that makes a difference.

But are we prepared for third-generation action for clean air? The solutions are known, but they must be fast tracked for transformative changes. This World Environment Day underscores that implementation of third-generation action is non-negotiable. 

World Environment Day Special: Karol Bagh's Ajmal Khan Road free of vehicles, shopper breath easy