The pandemic-induced lockdown provided a temporary respite to the citizens by reducing vehicular traffic, thereby significantly improving air quality, even dropping Air Quality Index (AQI) to well within National Ambient Air Quality limits.

Greenpeace India’s latest report follows the heatwave trends in 10 Indian capital cities: New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Shimla, Bhopal, Patna, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. India ranks 5th in terms of people exposed to heatwaves.

Choosing to cycle once a day can reduce an individual’s carbon emissions by 67%! Cycles also represent an accessible, sustainable mode of travel to a majority of the Indian population, most of them using the vehicle for livelihood. But, that’s not all. Cycles also empower women, and possess the ability to bridge the gender gap on our streets.

Greenpeace India assesses heatwave projections based on distinctive scenarios of Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 report. The projections in the scenario where CO2 emissions double by 2050(SSP5-8.5), reveal that Delhi’s maximum temperature will be 4oC higher than the average in the 2080-2099 period.

The Government of India has proposed mandatory rice fortification to tackle the issue of malnutrition in the country. The process of fortification includes externally adding nutrients to a food item with the aim to increase its nutritional value.

This report brings together the key insights from an air quality of analysis of 10 cities in South India: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mysuru, Kochi, Mangalore, Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Coimbatore and Puducherry. Observations show that PM2.5 and PM10 levels in all cities are well above the recommended World Health Organization limits.

This report brings together the key insights from the public bus users in Delhi- about the experiences and challenges they are facing while commuting in the city.

A new report titled “Behind the Smokescreen” by Greenpeace India reveals that a year after initial nationwide lockdowns due to Covid-19, NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) pollution has increased in India’s eight most populous state capitals studied.

For the first time in four years India’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions recorded a significant decline of approximately 6% in 2019 compared to 2018, the steepest dip in four years, reveals an annual analysis from Greenpeace India and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

Fourth version of Airpocalypse report by Greenpeace India, has identified 231 Indian cities out of 287 with more than 52 monitoring days data in 2018 under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), where air pollution levels exceeded the 60 µg/m3 limits for PM10 as prescribed under National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

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