Urban Air Quality Challenges and Strategies to Eeduce Emissions From In-use and New Vehicles

November 16, 2015

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a two days orientation workshop on “urban air quality challenges and strategies to reduce emissions from in-use and new vehicles” in New Delhi on November 16-17, 2015.

This is a specialised workshop designed to help officials in developing key policy and technical interventions required to reduce emissions from in-use and new vehicles in cities.

It has been estimated that by 2020,vehicles will be responsible for more than 50% of particulate matter in many regions of the world. The challenges are similar in India as well. Vehicular emissions have long been known to have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Recently, WHO classified diesel emissionsas carcinogenic for humans based on evidence that theycause lungcancer.In India, rapid increase in vehicle numbers have made them one of the main sources of air pollution in urban areas.

This workshop is designed to impart detailed technical know-how, information on best practices, and other in-use vehicle management strategies to deal with the challenges posed by vehicular emissions. 

This workshopprogramme consists of lectures/presentations and interactions on following subjects.

  • Urban air quality challenges and why vehicles are a special challenge?

  • Reducing emissions from on-road vehicles: Present regulatory system and its limitations

  • Need for reforms to introduce in-use compliance, emission warranty and application of advanced testing systems including application of on-board diagnostics in vehicle inspection and maintenance and pollution under control certification system

  • Managing goods vehicles transit and fleet renewal: Delhi experience and global best practices

  • Roadmap to clean fuels and vehicles: Why India needs to leapfrog to tighter standards 

Venue: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Fee: CSE will not charge any fee for attending this programme. 

Note*:  The cost of the stay and travel will be borne by the participants. If needed, we can assist participants’ book appropriate accommodation close to the training venue.  

Nominations can be sent using the enclosed nomination form through email/ fax or by post. |

Online nomination form click here

 

For further details, please contact:

Amandeep Kang
Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility Programme
Centre for Science and Environment 
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011 – 29955124,  09013900696 (Mobile)
Fax: 011 - 29955879 
Email:Amandeep@cseindia.org