National Media Briefing: Controlling Air Pollution – What Next?

The imperative of planning regionally

Friday, December 20, 2019 

Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 

It is no longer a story about Delhi and its neighbourhoods. Air pollution is now the story of the entire vast landlocked region of northern India, with most cities – big or small –under its choking haze. With the region covered in a blanket of smog, small urban specs of human settlements cannot remain insular. The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has identified 129 cities that suffer from high particulate concentration in their air – most of these are small towns within a larger airshed. 

How will India tackle this problem which seems to be growing bigger and more devastating every year?Should we be focusing on developing regional plans and implementing them? How will we do that? 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)’s one-day National Media Briefing aims at taking the conversation on air pollution to its next level. We invite journalists working in India to come, attend and cover this Briefing and the stories that it will generate. CSE will support the travel and stay of all outstation journalists. 

To register, please send an email by November 30, 2019 to Sukanya Nair (see contact details below) with the following information:

Name
Designation
Organisation
City
State
Mobile Number
Email 

Journalists from northern and eastern India (states stretching from Punjab and Rajasthan to West Bengal and Odisha) are especially encouraged to apply. CSE will shortlist the participants and its decision on shortlisted participants will be final. Only the shortlisted participants will receive an intimation. 

For more information, contact sukanya.nair@cseindia.org / 8816818864, The CSE Media Resource Centre