On April 27, CEED organized a city dialogue on air pollution in Ranchi. Key stakeholders present at the meeting included medical professionals, civil society groups and industry representatives, all of whom are involved in city governance and air pollution. After a successful campaign in Bihar, CEED is now working with stakeholders to push for action … Continue reading CEED in action in Ranchi!
Dr. Scott Weichenthal at McGill University (Canada) is starting a new project with Dr. Madhukar Pai and Indian partners to measure personal air pollution exposures among TB patients in India. Given their disease status, the patients are likely to be more susceptible to air pollution health effects compared with the general population. At this time, … Continue reading Study to measure pollution exposure of TB patients in India launched!
Jugal Purohit Jugal Purohit is a journalist with 15 years of experience working with print, television and digital platforms. He is currently working with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in New Delhi. While his area of reportage remains conflict and security, he has also extensively reported investigative stories, natural disasters, politics and issues pertaining t0 … Continue reading Spotlight: Jugal Purohit
Ekta Ohri is an architect and anthropologist and the founder of LitJoys, an early learning venture, which designs learning products and experiences for little children to nurture them to become more aware, considerate and responsible human beings. In March 2019, she released a calendar book for children- City of Stars, designed to spread awareness about … Continue reading Book on environmental pollution for children
*Content from Climate Trends/GSCC* Climate Trends has compiled a report on the statements and actions from Members of Parliament n the 14 cities listed as the most polluted by WHO in 2018. The report compiles the actions taken in respective cities at national, sub-national and local level, statements by opposition leaders, including corresponding air quality … Continue reading Report on Positions and Actions on Air Pollution in Indian cities
The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have released results from a new analysis which shows that aligning sustainable development policies to the implementation of advanced emission control technologies could provide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)-compliant air quality to about 85% of the Indian … Continue reading New report : Pathways to Achieve NAAQS in India
The Health Effects Institute has released the latest version of the State of Global Air Report with data on air pollution for 195 countries around the world. Results indicate that South Asian countries- India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal- are experiencing significant health impacts due to exposure to air pollution. In 2017, more than 1.5 million … Continue reading New report on global air pollution
Dr. Arvind Kumar is the Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. For the last three years, Dr. Kumar has been playing a leading role as an advocate for action on air pollution through his social initative- Lung Care Foundation. Earlier this year, he wrote a … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Arvind Kumar
A team of researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado, Boulder have published a report on the impacts of transportation sector emissions on ambient PM2.5 and ozone and associated health impacts in 2010 and 2015. Access the full report … Continue reading Report on the air pollution-related health impacts of transportation emissions
USRA, Huntsville (AL, USA) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher! Job description The Postdoctoral researcher will focus on characterization of biomass burning over Indian sub-continent using long-term satellite, surface, and mode outputs. Details are available here. H/T: Dr Pawan Gupta