Online training course on “The Transition to Cleaner Power” for South east South Asian countries

How should Southeast and South Asia move ahead?

December 7-19, 2020
Total time for the course: 20 hours (10 hours per week) 

The Southeast and South Asian regions hold some of the world’s most dynamic and emerging major economies. Experts predict that power demand here is all set to rise four-fold by 2040. While the coal-based thermal power sector hogs the lion’s share of power generation in this region – and will remain a key player for some time to come – it is also true that the sector is a substantial contributor to unbridled environmental pollution. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the India-based think tank, is working with governments, industry, regulatory agencies and civil society in this region to help the sector transition to cleaner power. We invite you to an online training course to understand the challenges that the region faces from this industry, and to share the learnings and knowledge of how pollution from coal-based thermal plants can be reduced and managed. 

This course is open to industry professionals, regulatory bodies, academicians, students, consultancies, government officials, and other interested participants. 

The course will be conducted by the School of Industrial Pollution and Governance, under Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI), a CSE initiative. 


  • Coal power and energy mix – an overview of the situation globally and in the Southeast and South Asian region
  • Thermal power pollution norms and compliance status – the experience in India
  • Pollution monitoring in thermal power plants
  • Improving energy efficiency in the thermal power sector
  • Key strategies for reducing GHG from thermal power plants
  • Reducing water footprints and water conservation strategies
  • Fly ash disposal and management and other environmental issues 

Scholarships available for limited number of government officials from the power sector from Southeast and South Asian countries based on merit

For more details contact,

Programme Co-ordinator:
Soundaram Ramanathan
Deputy Programme Manager 
Industry Pollution Unit
Contact number +91 8527156760
Email id:




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December 7-19, 2020
December 3, 2020
Indian participants: Rs 3,500 per participant
Global participants: US $100 per participant 
Recorded lectures will be uploaded and available on the website. Platforms will be provided to submit regular class-exercises and assignments, and to engage in discussions.
Amit Kulshreshtha
General Manager,
Waste to Energy Division, National Thermal Power Corporation, India
Dr Malgorzata (Maggie) Wiatros-Motyka,
IEA – Clean Coal Centre,
Jeff Smith,
WHO Consultant and Air Pollution Mitigation Expert,
Mehul Tatia,
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India
Pratha Jhawar,
Deputy Programme Manager, Renewable Energy, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India
Vinay Trivedi,
Senior Research Associate,
Industrial Pollution, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India
Shobhit Srivastava,
Programme Officer,
Industrial Pollution, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India
Sugandha Arora,
Programme Officer,
Industrial Pollution, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India