State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures released online by SunitaNarain to mark the approaching World Environment Day
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New Delhi, June 2, 2022:“Data isabout measurement and the better we measure,thebetter we will get at management -- this is what weknow and this is why we put together this dataset eachyear. It helps us make sense of the changes we seein our world; it helps us understand what needs tobe done”: said Down To Earth editor SunitaNarain here today while releasing the State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures.
The e-publication, brought out every year in June by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine to mark the World Environment Day (June 5), is a one-of-its-kind collection of data on environment and development that is assessed, analysed and presented by experts from CSE and the magazine. “Most of the data that the report carries is based on official government statistics that are available in the public domain. We simply analyse it and present it with a researcher’s rigour and a journalist’s insight,” says Richard Mahapatra, managing editor of Down To Earth.
Some key data sets in the report and what they say
Talking about the report, Mahapatra says: “Data re-generates debates and discussions. The State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures reiteratesthis every year. It brings to you the state of India’s environment, quantified. This year marks a milestone both for India and the planet. India is celebrating its 75th year of Independence and we have a promiseof a ‘New India’ with quantified development goals to meet. This year also marks the 50th anniversary ofthe Stockholm conference, the UN’s first meeting on human environment. This report tries to do justice to both: by making an assessment of whether the promised ‘New India’ will come to pass (in the case of the former). And by documenting and analysing (in the case of the latter) how the planet’s environment has been in the last 50 years.”
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