CSE’s annual media conclave and Anil Agarwal Dialogue on the state of India’s environment to be held from February 9-11

Conclave to be inaugurated by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot at CSE’s AAETI campus in Nimli (Alwar) 

Close to 90 journalists and over 30 speakers from all over India coming together for this event 

New Delhi/Nimli, February 7, 2020: Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) annual media conclave and Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2020 will be inaugurated on February 9, 2020 by Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan. The conclave, which is bringing together journalists and environmental experts from all over India, will be held at CSE’s state-of-the-art residential environmental training facility, the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), in Nimli, Alwar district, Rajasthan. 

The chief minister will release CSE and Down To Earth’s Annual State of India’s Environment Report 2020 on this occasion. 

CSE has a long-established tradition of working closely with the media across India. In 2019, the Centre organised its first annual media conclave, which was inaugurated by former Supreme Court judge MadanLokur (please visit this link for details of the 2019 conclave: https://www.cseindia.org/page/aad-gallery). 

The aim of these conclaves, says CSE director general Sunita Narain, is to “bring together journalists and writers interested in covering environment and development issues, with some of the country’s top experts who have been studying these issues, on to a common platform to discuss and understand the year’s most significant developments and concerns”. 

Spread over three days from February 9 to 11, the conclave will have seven key sessions on the following subjects – climate change, air pollution and sustainable mobility, renewable energy, food, solid waste management, and forests and wildlife. The inaugural, which will be steered by Narain, will be addressed by Gehlot and Raj Chengappa, Group Editorial Director of the India Today Group (see the complete AAD 2020 agenda at https://www.cseindia.org/anil-agarwal-dialogue-2020-9765). 

Besides the State of India’s Environment 2020, CSE will release another report called Breathing Space on this occasion - this is CSE’s latest publication focused on air pollution action in the country. BhureLal, chairperson, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), will unveil this report on February 10.

For more details: Sukanya Nair, The CSE Media Resource Centre, sukanya.nair@cseindia.org / +91-8816818864


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