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This brief reports the findings of a study that examined the relationship between air-pollution exposure, socio-economic status, and working and living conditions in Bangkok. It provides an overview of the study and highlights six recommendations to address related issues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prem Prakash Prajapati Vs Project Director, PIU Sonipat and Others dated 06/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is against failure of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in complying with its environmental obligations in the course of construction of 8-lane highway No. 44 from Mukarba chowk to Singhu border, Delhi. It is stated that near village Khampur lot of dust is generated in absence of sprinkling of water. It is further stated that 161 trees have been cut in January 2021.

Measures are being taken to control the air pollution due to the loading and unloading of coal by vehicles plying on the Hal road of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) Khadia project at Shakti Nagar, Sonbhadra. This is adjacent to the rehabilitated village of Chilkadand in violation of environmental norms, creating heavy dust pollution and health hazard to local residents.

Joint committee report in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order dated December 9, 2021 and January 18, 2023 (Original Application No. 304/2019, M Haridasan Vs State of Kerala & Others).

The matter related to stone quarries and crushers operating without requisite safeguards at Kizhakkencherry village, Palakkad district, Kerala.

This report contains a comparative analysis of five African cities in terms of their air pollution problem, as well as their attempts to manage and improve air quality. Also included is an analysis of the impact of counter measures to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 in those cities, and the impact that these had on air pollution levels.

This report is part of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s series Air & Environment within the national environmental monitoring programme. The report’s authors include stakeholders active within the national air quality monitoring and researchers and experts at universities, research institutes and public agencies.

Industries burning copper scrap in RICCO industrial area The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed a report to be filed on industries in the industrial area operated by Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO), district Churu, Rajasthan for illegally burning copper scrap during night time. An application was filed by residents of village Bidasar that the improper disposal of copper scrap was releasing poisonous gases, causing serious health hazards and damaging environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Kumar Mittal Vs State of Punjab dated 20/02/2023.

The grievance was that there was illegal dumping of fly ash in open space and near pond by M/s Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited, village Sedha Singh Wala, tehsil Jaitu, district Faridkot, Punjab who is making electricity by burning stubble in violation of environmental norms and causing air and water pollution resulting in nuisance to people at large as well as causing damage to the environment and drinking water of the canal.

This report provides an overview of air quality indexes used in 37 Member States of the WHO European Region and some observations/suggestions for future developments to improve risk communication on air pollution. In the Region, air quality information is widely available to the public, both online and through official mobile apps.

On 14 February 2023, the European Parliament voted to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel CO2-emitting cars as of 2035, making headway in the EU’s “Fit for 55” package and the transition to climate neutrality by 2050.