That buildings should be well-ventilated is no rocket science.However, the current pandemic and revelation that SARS-CoV-2 can remain airborne for a considerable length of time has given this ancient awareness an urgent appeal.

India adopted the BS VI emission standards in April 2020. While it is mandatory for new vehicles to meet these emission standards, old vehicles are still being used extensively and are a major cause of on-road pollution.

This report has been prepared by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as part of its knowledge support for the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to develop water sensitive cities in the Ganga basin.

A global shift is underway from petro-economy to electroeconomy. Electric vehicles play a big role in this change. This report by CSE assesses the action that has been taken so far, both in India and globally, to promote the use of electric vehicles.

As the majority in Indian cities use public transport, especially buses, the public-transport-centric e-mobility programme is greatly relevant to India’s decarbonization goal. Electric buses are a unique opportunity to decarbonize a sizeable share of daily commute in cities as well as reduce toxic exposure.

Fuel efficiency standards for vehicles directly influence mileage and carbon emissions per litre of fuel burnt and are one of the most difficult and least understood policy instruments in India.

Tanzania , home to some of the fastest-growing urban centres in East Africa, produces 12–17 million tonnes of solid waste every year. Only 50 per cent of this is collected and sent to dumpsites. The focus on waste processing is low, while disposal of waste is common.

This report highlights gaps and possibilities in the guidance of the Tripartite organizations on antimicrobial use in food-producing animals. It presents current practices in India with regard to their use in multiple food-animal sectors and identifies gaps and possibilities in policies and guidelines.

A majority of India’s pollution control agencies remain closed entities when it comes to sharing information with the public.

The latest IPCC report confirms that we can no longer lose time in prevarication or in finding new excuses not to act, including empty promises of net zero by 2050. We bring you an appraisal of the report’s findings by CSE director general Sunita Narain

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the first part of its sixth assessment report, sounds a dire warning. “There are no ‘maybes’ any more – the threat is real,” says Narain