This report is an outcome of another report. In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines for the participation of the private sector in afforestation of degraded forests. The guidelines argued that poor productivity of forests has led to a shortage of raw materials to industry.

The overall deteriorating water situation in Noida both in terms of quantity and quality highlights the need for immediate interventions by way of using local water resources.

This is the fourth Annual report from Down To Earth. Each chapter has relevant articles that deal with current developments and related archival material from CSE’s more than 30 years of research. This makes each article/analysis wholesome as it gives one a true sense of history of the development, and a rounded view overall.

This quick assessment has been carried out by Centre for Science and Environment to ascertain how switching from biomass-based solid fuels to cleaner liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking of midday meals in anganwadis (day care centres that facilitate informal learning under supervision) in Bihar can help reduce exposure of children to toxic

Reliable and adequate access to real time air quality data is important to enable action to curb air pollution and build the case for improving air quality of India cities.The advent of affordable and easy to deploy air quality monitors presents an opportunity to address this important data gap.The report evaluates the current status of air qual

Indian cities need to follow well planned air quality management strategies to meet clean air targets.The Centre for Science and Environment developed a dynamic tool to assess the adequacy of air quality management strategies in Indian cities based on some simple but comprehensive set of indicators.The tool is intended to be used by regulators a

On December 16, 2016 Centre for Science and Environment organized Food Talk; a media briefing workshop and public meeting, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

This policy guidance is a primer that lays bare the essential elements of parking policy that can help to decongest as well as reduce pollution and fuel guzzling in cities. This document is based on emerging principles from global experiences and practices, literature review and field assessment of local initiatives in cities.

An analysis of the factors which led to Delhi experiencing one of its worst smog episodes in recent years in November of 2016 has been documented in this report. The report suggests source wise action status and a detailed plan of action for Delhi to combat the worsening air quality in the city.

Policy and public awareness related to truck pollution will have to be enhanced significantly to accelerate action and protect public health. Trucks are the deadliest source of toxic emissions and fuel guzzling.

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