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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.

Training Programme on Environmental and Social Responsibility in Project Financing Feb.5-6, 2016

A two-day training programme on Environmental and Social (E&S) Responsibility in Project Financing was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India in collaboration with the IIM, Kashipur and the World Bank Group. There were 50 participants from various banks, financial agencies, research institutes and universities, and consulting firm, all of whom were trained during the programme.

Roadmap for Brick Kiln Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organized a one day workshop on “Roadmap for Brick Kiln Sector: Challenges and Opportunities” held on 8th February, 2016 at Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The workshop received an overwhelming response from the different stake holders including officers from State Pollution Control Board, researchers and brick kiln experts. More than 50 participants attended the workshop. 

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.

Training Programme on Urban and Industrial Waste water Treatment August 24 - 28, 2015

The fast growing economy, rapid industrialization and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) realizing the need of the above and importance of the water conservation for the better of environment, organized a five day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on wastewater treatment for industrial and urban wastewater management including reuse and recycle.

Three Days Training Programme on Hazardous Waste Management 25th - 27th August, 2015

A three-day training programme on Hazardous Waste Management was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), Tamil Nadu in Chennai. The event took place in the Cleopatra Banquet Hall, at the Checkers Hotel in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Thirty-nine senior, mid-level and newly recruited officials from the TNPCB attended the training programme.


A two-weeks training programme on Mine Management and Compliance Assurance was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India in collaboration with the Geological Survey and Mine Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka, from 14 to 25 September 2015. There were 7 GSMB officials, and 9 consultants from private organizations like GSMB Technical Services (Pvt.) Ltd, Master Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., CML – MTD (Pvt.) Ltd., and Business Promoters & Partners Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd.,.