What are the institutional and informational barriers in the way of India meeting the National Ambient Ait Quality Standards (NAAQS)? To address this all important question, the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) conducted a review of the literature and also spoke with members of the Central Pollution Control … Continue reading Why are Pollution Control Boards missing the mark?
On September 23, the 46th Foundation day of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), a report on the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on ambient (outdoor) air quality was released. The report notes that under the lockdown, all transport services (road, air and rail) and activities under sectors including industrial establishments, construction , commercial and hospitality services, … Continue reading CPCB assessment on impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on air quality
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Centre for Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the Asian Development Research Institute (CEECC, ADRI) have released two reports on Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plans for Gaya and Muzaffarpur . Gaya and Muzaffarpur are among the non-attainment cities identified by the Central Pollution Control Board. … Continue reading Clean Air Reports for Cities in Bihar
Between 2019 and 2020, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ran a project on crop residue management under its Cleaner Air Better Life initiative. The programme ran in 102 villages across six districts in Punjab and Haryana; the programme's objective was to scale cost-effective and actionable solutions with farming communities. Last week, a report on learning … Continue reading New report on crop residue management
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?
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?
Yesterday, at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) in New Delhi, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Bloomberg Philanthropies and Vital Strategies launched “Accelerating City Progress on Clean Air: Innovation and Action Guide,” a guide to fast-tracking proven approaches and innovations. The publication provides a step-by-step approach for city governments, outlining four critical … Continue reading New action guide on clean air