Recently, a group of mothers met to talk about air pollution and its impacts on their children. This focused conversation led to a new initiative- Mothers for Clean Air. It is a mothers-led movement in India demanding clean and safe air for our future generations. Being a mother is not a criterion for inclusion. Find … Continue reading Mothers for Clean Air
Lou is an environment and climate change journalist based in Delhi. Before moving to India, she worked in Italy, UK and Kenya, focusing on the impacts of climate change on the natural world, human society and the economy. Her writing has appeared on Nature News, New Scientist, BBC Future, Undark, Bloomberg environment and more. She … Continue reading Spotlight: Lou del Bello
The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) is a new independent research organisation focused on revealing the trends, causes, and health impacts, as well as the solutions to air pollution. Find them on Twitter. We recently spoke with Sunil Dahiya, an analyst at CREA to learn more about the organization: What was … Continue reading Spotlight: CREA
Note: We first met Adeel when he reached out with a few questions on air pollution. From there, it has been wonderful to see him grow & learn. We wish him all the best! Find Adeel on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is a guest blog and the piece has been lightly edited for brevity. Early … Continue reading Early Career Perspective: Adeel Khan
This post is a compilation of ongoing research and analyses on COVID-19, air pollution and health. Please note that updates will be made to the document every few days. You can refer to the a related document with a list of studies & analyses from around the world here. Before you dig in, here are … Continue reading Analyses on COVID-19 and Air Pollution in India
Earlier this month, Centre for Policy Research has released a new report entitled Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India During the COVID Crisis. In the report, Santosh Harish and Shibani Ghosh attempt to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the air quality discourse in the country and what the next steps might be. … Continue reading Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India During the COVID Crisis
In many highly polluted countries, there are often the least amounts of open air quality data available from governments. A new report released today by OpenAQ reveals the huge global inequality in access to information about air quality. Despite the fact that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, over half … Continue reading Where’s the air quality data?
Dr. Kirk Smith unexpectedly passed away on June 15, 2020, at his home in Berkeley, USA following a stroke and cardiac arrest. Dr. Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health at University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, was the founding director of Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC).Note: This text was first published on … Continue reading A tribute to Dr. Kirk Smith
Results from a new survey supported by Clean Air Fund indicate that people in India broadly support measures for clean air. The survey was conducted in five countries- India, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Poland and Great Britain and the results have been published in a new briefing called Breathing Space. The briefing highlights the close connections between … Continue reading Indians demand clean air
Last week, CEEW, in collaboration with UrbanEmissions, released a report that evaluates the clean air action plans prepared under the National Clean Air Programme. The report identifies key components of a clean air plan and suggests ways in which these components can be integrated into the existing city action plans. It also provides recommendations to … Continue reading How Robust are Urban India’s Clean Air Plans?