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Workshop on Cumulative Impact Assessment Need for better assessment tool: Time to deliberate

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a leading environmental research and advocacy organization in India. For more than a decade, we are working in the field of impact assessment and capacity building of regulators, industries, consultants and other stakeholders.  Our experience says that our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) framework has not been effective and failed to meet its objective of sustainable development. We understand that Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) is the right option which shall be adopted in environmental clearance process in India.

India's Energy Policy for the "Aam Aadmi" - Is it time for a change?

The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised the eighth edition of  "Energy and Environment Conclave" on 28th August 2015 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. With the theme of "Power for India in milieu of Climate change", the conclave invited Dr. Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE and other eminent personalities across Government, Industries and Civil Societies.    Dr. Sunita Narain took the Strategic track and Valedictory session on India's Energy Policy for the "Aam Aadmi" – Is it time for a change?   The presentation can be accessed at:  Heat on Power – From resource efficiency to environmental footprint. How green are our thermal power plants?     The excerpt of the conclave can be accessed at:  Power for India in milieu of Climate change

Coal is all about energy security, says coal minister in CSE's global conference

New Delhi, March 17, 2016: “The issue of coal is really an issue of energy security. India has reserves of coal which it needs to tap to provide energy to its people and to propel its development agenda. At the same time, it is committed to using this coal cleanly and sustainably,” said Piyush Goyal, the Union minister for power, coal and new and renewable energy, addressing the opening session of a three-day international conference on coal-based power, which began here today.

Efficient, real-time pollution monitoring and reporting system is a must for the coal energy sector: CSE conference on coal-based power draws to a close

New Delhi, March 19, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) international conference on energy drawn from coal – titled Coal-based power: Confronting the environmental challenges – drew to a close here today, with the delegates agreeing on the criticality of having an efficient pollution monitoring and reporting system for the sector, which is being castigated across the world for its severe impacts on environment.  

Experience sharing workshop on Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement: Challenges and Prospects for African nations

March 14-16, 2016  Nairobi, Kenya Background of workshop: African nations have seen rapid political change post 1950s and 60s.  This on one hand has resulted in the nation building but at the same time has put huge pressure on the environment. The environmental challenges resulted from a combination of the economic challenges and natural hazards such as drought and desertification. 

Workshop on Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS)

The power sector study, and CSE’s two decades of research experience in the industrial sector, has highlighted the urgent need to strengthen pollution monitoring, reporting and compliance systems in India. Even though the pollution norms have been tightened over time, monitoring and reporting framework has remained weak.