Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Pollution levels rising post-lockdown in cities in south India
How clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been now lost with the reopening of the economy and with the onset of the winter. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months ago

An analysis was done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of winter pollution (until January 26, 2021) in India’s five southern states - a vulnerable but poorly monitored region from the air quality perspective.

Air quality management requires regional approach to implement clean air action plans, says CSE (Image: Pixy)
Churning still water – Briefing paper by the Centre for Science and Environment on the state of urban water bodies, conservation and management in India
This briefing paper on the state of urban water bodies, conservation and management in India, has tried to bring out the threats to the urban water bodies in India Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 9 months ago

Urban water bodies are encroached, full of sewage, garbage or just filled up and built over these days.

Sharing the wealth of minerals – A report by Centre for Science and Environment on profit sharing with local communities
The Center for Science and Environment’s report on profit sharing in mining with local communities comes out in support of government’s recent proposal to share 26 per cent net profits Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 11 months ago

CoverThe report submits the idea that proposal will go a long way in reducing poverty and deprivation in the mining affected areas. It states that the mining industry’s opposition to the proposal has no basis - statistics prove that sharing profits will not dent the industry’s profitability.

The central government has come out with a draft Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2010 (MMDR Bill) to replace the 1957 Act. The draft bill which has been vetted by a GoM, includes this provision of sharing benefits. The CSE analysis comes out in strong support of this proposal, and clearly establishes how timely and necessary this provision is.

Mining companies and industry in general have been opposing the government’s recent proposal. Their contention is that this provision, if passed by Parliament, would drastically dent their profitability. 

Rating system for water efficient fixtures - Survey by Centre for Science and Environment (2010)
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) with this paper discusses standards for water fixtures. The paper also compares labeling and standards of water fixtures in other countries. arun posted 10 years 6 months ago

Water rating system for water efficient fixtures-Research-Centre for Science and Environment - India (2010)Water use in buildings, accounts for a high percentage of overall water use in cities. With development and growth there has been an increasing demand for water in India. There has been a mismatch between supply and demand because of distribution losses, changing lifestyles etc leading to situations of conflict. Developing water fixtures that use water efficiently is key to reducing this mismatch.

Certificate course- Beginner's guide to climate change, CSE, 2010
An e-primer on the phenomenon, science and politics of climate change from a developing country perspective:This certificate course is a beginner's guide to climate change. iwp posted 11 years 4 months ago

We know that the threat of climate change is real and urgent and we also know that combating this threat requires drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the industrialized world.But as greenhouse gases are linked to economic growth, climate change requires the world to share growth between nations and people.

Copenhagen cartoon

Resource on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
Information and resources on the NREGA on the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) website rajshekar posted 11 years 9 months ago

This includes articles, background papers, photo slideshows and Down To Earth magazine coverage of issues realting to the NREGA.

Click here to read more about the NREGA

Films and video resources on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from the Centre for Science and Environment
A list of films available at the CSE store on climate change and related issues Rama Mani posted 11 years 9 months ago

A number of films on climate change are available on the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) store. These include:

Database of threatened lakes
An interactive database on threatened lakes of India by CSE iwp posted 11 years 11 months ago
Forwarded to the Portal by Anuradha Pati.
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 CSE (Center for Science and Environment, www.cseindia.org  ) has created an interactive database on threatened lakes of India.

Sewage canal - how to clean the Yamuna - a presentation by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
The presentation is an analyses to the strategies adopted to clean up Yamuna, one of India's holiest and dirtiest rivers Rama Mani posted 12 years ago

This presentation provides an introduction to the book by the Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) titled Sewage Canal: How to Clean the Yamuna”. As per the presentation, several crore rupees have been sunk into plans to clean up the Yamuna.