RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR CAMPAIGN. Centre for Science and Environment. About CSE. Centre for Science and Environment, a public interest research organization dedicated to disseminate information about science and environment.
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multiple factors eluded most Indian citizens.
notice to the Delhi government to submit an action plan to control
city’s air pollution following the media reports on the CSE study.
morbidity in Indian cities and held government inaction responsible
November 4, 1997: The environment minister announced his plans to issue a white paper on pollution and an action plan by December 2, 1997.
August 2001: Government sets up a committee to recommend auto fuel policy
Responsible for Implementation
Reports to SC, recommends
RESULT: Fail to set up required number of dispensing units, long queues
RESULT: Rising demand, refusal to supply
RESULT: Take three years to set outdated emission and safety standards
RESULT: Fail to meet deadline, four times
The Supreme Court fines the Union government for wasting court’s
time by repeatedly appealing for dilution of the CNG order
Court impose fines on diesel bus operators
Delhi Govt. directed to phase out 800 diesel buses/month
Government talks of overruling the order by an ordinance: goes back
under public pressure, but increases price of CNG
National Govt. to report on measures for extending CNG to other
Particulate pollution stabilized
Leapfrog technology roadmap
Leapfrog emissions and fuel standards. Get clean diesel . Improve two wheelers emissions.
Build public transport to leverage change
Fuel economy standards
The message: LeapfrogAvoid the polluting pathways of others. Adopt an alternative path that is precautionary and preventive
“The Kuznets Curve”
Business As Usual
Alternative Path Of Progress
Pre – Euro I
Natural Gas/ LPG
Euro IV and beyond
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