India needs to ‘move fast’ to tackle air pollution: UN Environment Programme chief: Hindustan Times

“No one thought air pollution was a big problem in India two years back but this is changing “rapidly” now, UNEP chief Erik Solheim said, asserting that the country has “ambitious” visions on environment…India should enhance its actions in three areas, renewable energy, mobility and transforming the agricultural sector, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said”
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Formulate comprehensive policy to stop stubble burning: NGT: The Indian Express

“The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from burning crop residue to prevent air pollution.  The green panel directed the chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to file a detailed affidavit enumerating their action plan and compliance of its orders on the mechanism for collection and storage of crop residue. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim ordered the state governments to submit the action plan in two weeks and warned that in case of default, it would summon the chief secretaries of these states.” The Indian Express

The National Green Tribunal office in New Delhi. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi 080415

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Delhi is not liveable because of catastrophic pollution: Jeffrey Sachs: Hindustan Times

“Delhi’s “catastrophic” air pollution has made it an “unliveable city” and a “lack of clarity in government strategy” is to blame for bad air and greenhouse emissions not being tackled effectively, Jeffrey Sachs, head of Columbia University’s Earth Institute in New York, said on Thursday.

Sachs, a speaker at the World Sustainable Development Summit in the Capital, also spoke to HT on the sidelines of the event.”   Hindustan Times

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