Two Days Training Programme on E-waste for GAIL Officials

Trained by Sustainable Industrialization Team  Centre for Science and Environment at GAIL Training Institute A two day training programme on e-waste has been conducted by the CSE team for the Gail officials. The programme was held during 22-23rd of February, 2016. A total of 15 officials from across India GAIL units attended the programme.

Training Programme on Functional Area - Water Pollution Monitoring, Prevention & control (wp) February 20- 22, 2016

A three day training programme on Functional Area – Water Pollution Monitoring, Prevention & Control was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi in collaboration with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 80 participants were trained during the programme, consisting of industrial professionals, consultants and auditors from the different regions of Gujarat.

Roundtable on "Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) in India- challenges and way ahead"

Date: 24th February, 2015, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Venue: 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi- 110062.  CEMS is a proven technology for reliable monitoring and reporting of pollution data. The central pollution control board (CPCB) has taken an important step to adopt CEMS in India. It has directed plants in 17 categories of highly polluting industries to install CEMS for real time monitoring and compliance.

Environmental Clearance November-December 2015

CSE analysed the status of environmental clearances (ECs) for the period November – December 2015 cleared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Analysis of clearances for certain development sectors including mining, iron and steel, and cement suggested that a total of 29 projects were cleared during this period. Data from the EC letters made available by the MoEF&CC as of 15th January, 2016 has been used for the analysis. 

Forest Clearance Analysis January - December, 2015

The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 outlines different procedures for clearances of projects that are above and below 40 Ha. This report presents findings on forest clearances for projects above 40Ha granted in the year 2015. All data from the report has been obtained from the MoEF&CC’s website on forest clearance ( As already known, forest clearance is a 2-stage process under the FC Act, 1980. The report has analysed the stage 1 and stage-2 clearances separately. Stage 2 Clearance:

CSE's Two weeks course on Waste Management: Policies, Issues, Challenges and Way Forward

Centre for science and Environment (CSE), has been conducting capacity building programme for officers of State Pollution Control Board and the Municipality Officers under the tripartite agreement between CSE, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The upcoming programme is scheduled in December 2015, on the issue of waste management. 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on environmental and social risk in project financing

The financial institutions have an important role to play when it comes to reducing environmental and social risk associated with a project. Their role becomes significantly important considering severe capacity gap with different institution entrusted with the job. Therefore, it is imperative for the financial institutions to conduct a proper due diligence of a project before financing them. This will not only save them from reputational risk but also from financial risk.