Regional Dialogue: Regional airshed management for clean air in the Indo Gangetic Plain: An agenda for action

Date: February 6, 2024
Time: 10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Venue: India Habitat Centre (Casuarina Hall), New Delhi 

Centre for Science and Environment is organising a regional dialogue on the “Regional airshed management for clean air: An agenda for actionat India Habitat Centre (Casuarina Hall) in New Delhi on February 6, 2024. This dialogue will bring together a select group of key regulators and experts from the states of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.  

While urban air quality management has taken roots with varying levels of action across cities, it is not adequate to meet the clean air benchmark only within the municipal limits of cities. Local air quality is hugely impacted by the air quality of the larger region which will require aggressive scaling up of multi-sector action across the region. Action needs to cut across the jurisdictions of districts and states to lower the impact upwind pollution sources on downwind locales. This requires a framework to enable coordinated action between states and also multiple jurisdictions within the state.

India’s National Clean Air Programme has acknowledged the necessity for a regional approach advocating inter-state coordination for action across the key sectors of pollution including industry, transport, waste management and others. This has become a priority concern in the Indo-Gangetic Plain which is particularly vulnerable to massive lock-in of pollution due to its landlocked conditions and adverse meteorology. The objective of this discussion is therefore to explore how a framework and a mechanism for formal adoption of integrated management of airshed can be developed and facilitated.

NOTE: Participation is based on invitation. 

For more details or any help, please contact 

Shambhavi Shukla
Programme Manager, Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility

Kalyani Tembhe
Programme Officer, Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility
+9195798 92353