India is not only on track to meet its Nationally Determined Commitment (to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030) but may even exceed the commitment and achieve a reduction of 39–40 per cent if the current rate of annual decline is extrapolated by a moderate 1 per cent.

The idea of a green campus movement is deceptively simple. Creating a green educational campus not only makes a tangible environmental difference, it also educates those who are directly involved—the staff and students on the campus—as well as others by creating living examples that can be replicated.

India implemented an automated pollution monitoring system in the last decade in order to improve compliance and enforcement of pollution norms in industries. This move triggered most industries to install continuous emission monitoring systems.

The report presents key take-aways from the deliberations held at the Africa-Asia Virtual Workshop on Containing the Silent Pandemic, organized by the Centre for Science and Environment in March 2021.

CSE has prepared an Inspection and Audit manual for Ghana in collaboration with Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The objective of the manual is to establish a systematic approach for carrying out inspection and audits while maintaining transparency of operations within EPA.

In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) introduced a notification asking coal-based thermal power plants (TPPs) to comply with stringent emission norms. The TPPs were given a fixed deadline of December 2017 to mandatorily comply with the norms.

Clean power is a must in today’s climate stressed world. Therefore, there is a clear need to strengthen the policy mechanisms to incentivize cleaner power and bring in deterrence mechanisms to check non-implementation.

After years of battling air pollution, the time has come to assess what has worked, what has not, and what more is needed to clean the air of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). It took a pandemic induced lockdown to understand what it takes to witness a blue sky. But lockdowns are not the answer.

Industry representatives (of rooftop solar companies) need to come together and forward to put up a unified proposal to state governments suggesting the lifting of caps and limits but at the same time making it clear that there are no objections to reasonable grid support charges decided by state regulators for distribution utilities.

The National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP) was formulated in 2019 to create time-bound strategies to reduce concentration of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) by 20–30 per cent by 2024 (from the 2017 baseline).