Monday, July 23, 2018
IST 4.00 PM / 12.30 PM in Africa
DUMPED: An African-South Asian Story
How low and middle income countries, especially in Africa and South Asia, are becoming a gigantic dumping ground for old and used vehicles
New global CSE study says 80-90 per cent of vehicles imported by Africa are old and used. This leads to massive toxic pollution, emission of greenhouse gases
and black carbon. Increases public health and climate change risk
Join AnumitaRoychowdhury of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in a discussion on Facebook on one of the biggest environmental dumping stories of all times.
The world has two billion vehicles – every year, over 40 million of these become old and decrepit. Instead of being scrapped and dismantled within their domestic markets, large numbers of them reach the markets of low and middle income countries. And most of these vehicles are extremely polluting. What’s more, the developing world has very little resources to stop or deal with this pollution.
Air pollution has been identified as one of the biggest killers across the world. Join us to make the links and build the story. We extend a special invitation to all African and South Asian journalists to participate.
How to join the FB Live
Just visit this URL and follow the page at: https://www.facebook.com/cseindia
The complete report and associated press releases etc will be available on www.cseindia.org by 10.00 AM IST on July 23, 2018.
Who is AnumitaRoychowdhury and what is CSE?
AnumitaRoychowdhury has been at the helm of research in CSE on air pollution, mobility management and vehicle and fuel technology for over 20 years. She is acknowledged worldwide as one of the key experts on these subjects from the global South. She is currently working with CSE as Executive Director-Research and Advocacy.
CSE (www.cseindia.org), headed by SunitaNarain, is one of South Asia’s leading think tanks on environment and development. It has led the debate and policy action on air pollution research and control in the global South for close to 30 years, and has been studying, analysing, assessing and working to build solutions in Africa.
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