India has set ambient air quality standards for several pollutants. According to the rules of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the annex monitoring agency, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) should be met for at least 98 per cent of the days in a year.
This is a rapid review of the current concerns around urban air pollution and public health challenges in Nigerian cities. It aims to identify the key policy gaps that need to be addressed while framing the policy guidance on national urban air quality management in Nigeria.
Centre for Science and Environment has released the results of the lab tests of energy performance of popular 5-star split room air conditioners (RACs) under normal and maximum temperature conditions to assess how these units perform under different outdoor temperature conditions and how that affects the energy savings from the star labeling programme of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
There is something cyclical about the air pollution debate in Delhi - almost like the seasonal cycle of air pollution itself. When air pollution control slows down and the courts step in to demand action against the killer pollution, especially toxic vehicular fumes, the city gets swamped with 'scientific facts' to prove that all other pollution sources matter more than the vehicles. Instead of science becoming an enabler, it confounds action.
Presentation by Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.
The chulha trap - Energy access for health security of the poor - a presentation by Anumita Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director General, CSE at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014: Energy Access and Renewable Energy, February 27-28, 2014, New Delhi.
Sunita Narain—our colleague and friend—was seriously injured in an accident while cycling yesterday. A car hit her and fled. This cruel act of crime and heartlessness could have shattered our faith in humanity had it not been for the kind act of the stranger family who rushed her to hospital in time. Sometimes, something still holds in this brutal and cruel car-obsessed city of Delhi.
Measuring air quality: Learning health impacts - a presentation by Anumita Roychowdhury at STEPPING TOGETHER: A Conclave of Changemakers for Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility held in New Delhi from September 26-27, 2013.