To meet air quality standards, Delhi needs a 65 % cut in pollution levels

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released new results from its on-going analysis of air quality trends in Delhi to highlight Delhiā€™s struggle with air pollution and what it takes to tame and control pollution. After the initiation of comprehensive clean air action plan and graded response action plan,there are early signs of stabilisation … Continue reading To meet air quality standards, Delhi needs a 65 % cut in pollution levels

Training Course on Positive Matrix Factorization

International experts on receptor models and their applications to environmental sciences will offer a comprehensive training course on the use of USEPA PMF 5 program between February 5 and 7, 2020. The training course is addressed mostly to PMF beginners(PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and environmental technicians). The course will cover the following topics: input data … Continue reading Training Course on Positive Matrix Factorization

India Clean Air Summit 2019

The Center for Air Pollution Studies (CAPS) at CSTEP is hosting the India Clean Air Summit 2019 on August 22-23, 2019. ICAS 2019, a flagship programme of CAPS, brings together practitioners and policymakers to enable an inter-disciplinary and holistic understanding of air pollution, based on rigorous scientific research. Register here. If you can't be there … Continue reading India Clean Air Summit 2019

Doctors for Clean Air

Doctors for Clean Air (DFCA) is a network of identified, passionate and informed Doctors who are leading the fight against Air Pollution in their respective regions across India. It was launched on December 4, 2018, bringing together more than 40 senior doctors (including pulmonologists, surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists, etc) representing every state of the country. These … Continue reading Doctors for Clean Air

Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India

A new research publication entitled Fields on fire: Alternatives to crop residue burning in India has synthesized information on alternatives to crop burning (e.g. happy seeder) and analysed opportunities for adoption. The study included a range of co-authors including The Nature Conservancy, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Borlaug Institute for South … Continue reading Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India

APnA City Program for India

Launched in December 2017, the APnA city program is designed to provide a starting point for understanding air pollution in Indian cities. The program currently includes reports on emissions and dispersion modeling results for 50 one-million plus cities in the census. The main focus is on non-Delhi cities, putting together stories for cities with limited information, and … Continue reading APnA City Program for India

New study on adoption and use of LPG in India

Clean cooking energy transitions are extremely challenging to achieve, but they offer enormous potential health, environmental, and societal benefits. A study by researchers from IIASA, the University of British Columbia, and the Stockholm Environment Institute provides new insights about an Indian program that aims to solve one of the most difficult developmental challenges of the … Continue reading New study on adoption and use of LPG in India

Conference Alert!

15th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality (ASAAQ) will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 28th-30th October 2019, and will foster scientific discussion and exchange of information on the latest research and practical applications of atmospheric science to air quality issues. The conference has secured a journal special issue -- … Continue reading Conference Alert!