Researchers Provide a Roadmap to Clean Up India’s Air

More than 660 million Indians live in areas that exceed the country’s standard for what is considered safe exposure to fine particulate pollution (PM2.5). To help improve India’s air quality, researchers from the University of Chicago and Harvard Kennedy School have laid out five key evidence-based policy recommendations in a new report titled “A Roadmap … Continue reading Researchers Provide a Roadmap to Clean Up India’s Air

Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

NITI Aayog has released a 15 point action plan to combat air pollution in Indian cities entitled Breathe India: An Action Plan for Combating Air Pollution. Measures discussed in the plan include introduction of low sulphur fuel, promoting the use of electric vehicles, cleaner construction, waste and dust management and behavioural change, among a longer … Continue reading Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

Guidebook on urban air quality

New open-access resource on urban air quality The Guidebook presents the results of the AIRUSE LIFE Project (LIFE11 ENV/ES/584) offering a state-of-the-art compilation of measures to improve air quality in cities (www.airuse.eu). The primary goal is to assess Southern European environments, although many of the suggested measures can be applied to other regions. The Guidebook, … Continue reading Guidebook on urban air quality

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

The goal of the National Clean Air Progamme (NCAP) is to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards at all locations in the country within a stipulated timeframe. Details of the programme are available here, and public comments are invited until May 17, 2018. The programme was first announced in January 2018 (link), … Continue reading National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

Air Quality Action Plan for Panjim

Indian and European Experts gather in Goa to develop Panjim's Air Quality Action Plan   On 16 September 2017, Indian and European Experts will gather in Panjim, Goa to brainstorm about air pollution emissions in the city and find solutions to be developed in a local air quality action plan. Henriette Faergemann, Councelor Environment, Energy … Continue reading Air Quality Action Plan for Panjim