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Air pollution travels around the globe and crosses national borders in various forms that are both unseen and seen. Vehicular emissions, air pollution from coal-fired power plants and from factories circle the earth together with vaporised mercury, methane and sulphate aerosols and other airborne toxic chemicals and pesticides. From a health perspective, deaths from toxins […]
By Padu S Padmanabhan
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The COP27 Presidency connected climate and biodiversity on Wednesday, marking the opening of Biodiversity Day at COP27. The day kicked off with a high-level opening on “Connecting Climate and Biodiversity” that set the agenda to address the urgent need for integrated responses at scale. The day also saw the launch of the ENACT initiative for […]
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By LMB Staff
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While the world leaders discussed climate commitments and pledged funds, a quiet group of persistent mothers set forth their demand earnestly, once again. The mothers called on rich countries to provide adequate finance for a just transition, adaptation and loss and damage to help communities and families already bearing the brunt of climate change. “From […]
By Smitha Verma
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Once again, as winter sets in, the capital city of India has been engulfed in severe air pollution. The thick smog that blanketed Delhi for the second consecutive day has led to GRAP coming into force.  The poor air quality is primarily due to unfavourable meteorological conditions and raging farm fires in Punjab. For the […]
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By LMB Staff
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As winter months approach one of the most heated topics of discussion in several cities across the world would be air pollution. Especially in several cities in India, the air quality index (AQI) has started showing to be ‘poor’.  The significance of individual action in bringing about a meaningful change in global warming and environmental […]
By Supriya Patil
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As India’s Capital gets ready for another winter, the government has already drawn out its strategy to tackle air pollution. Delhi, in the middle of the festive season, is also preparing itself for the arrival of smog, an increase in air pollution and also the annual ‘dangerous’ reading on the Air Quality Index (AQI). In […]
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In the past one year, Delhi has seen an increase in the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and the biggest reason for that upswing are the policies of the Delhi government which is promoting and incentivising the usage of EVs. The sales of EVs have soared by 40 per cent since the implementation of electric […]
By Sahil Sharma
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In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its air quality database and the figures remain grim as ever. Almost 99 percent of the world breathes foul air that exceeds WHO’s air quality limits and people in low and middle-income countries suffer from the highest exposure.While the database shows the region-wise air degradation, what remains […]
By Smitha Verma
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Working with a think tank’s air pollution and climate change projects as a communication and policy engagement, I learnt two things. One, the impending environmental crisis has greater impacts than I thought. And two, it’s not too late to curb the issue with the right policies and control measures. Anyone with a regular school education […]
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The Government of Delhi in August 2020, introduced the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy, which the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal described as a big step toward curbing the pollution levels in the city.  The Policy paves the way for disruption in the transport sector, EV penetration, and pollution control.  Now, two years after the notification of […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The market for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is slowly growing across the globe and India is no different.  More and more people are switching to electric vehicles and leaving their petrol or diesel-powered vehicles behind. Delhi is not just the capital of India, but it is now on the fast track to become the EV capital […]
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By Payel Sen
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It’s not been very long since I switched to an electric vehicle. If I were to describe my EV in a line, I would say ‘My Ride is My Pride’. For me every letter of the word ELECTRIC means something. It stands for elated, leisure, easy-going, calm, time, radiant, intelligent and cute. This is how […]
By Meenu Agrawal
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In a virtual conference, organised by LetMebreathe recently, several experts got together to discuss the preparedness of Delhi to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) as a desired mode of transportation. The conference, ‘The road to EV – From Policy to Action’, witnessed a free-wheeling discussion between EV users, policy experts and urban planners on Delhi’s […]
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By suchamojo
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The second panel discussion, in the run-up to the World Environment Day highlighted the role of promoting cycling in cities and creating an infrastructure around it. The panel ‘Cycling: A Sustainable Mode of Transportation’ was organised by LetMeBreathe and UN Environment Programme, India. The four-membered panel discussed how India can bolster the adoption of a […]
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By Payel Sen
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With the government actively promoting the use of Electric Vehicles in India, what is the future of electrical transportation in India looking like? Much like NFTs, cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly becoming a buzzword not just around the world, but in India as well. Following Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s recent announcements […]
By Abhiir Bhalla
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It may sound far-fetched and beyond the grasp of reality, but it is true.  China is trying to look for a planet with Earth-like conditions, calling it Earth 2.0. As per a report in the Nature journal, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has already conceptualised Earth 2.0, which is the name of the mission and […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Time has come for us to move from being unconscious to conscious humanbeings about Climate Change. The most urgent threat that every species on this planet is facing is climate change.It’s sad that some of us are more aware about new movies and album releases but not about the impact of climate change despite it […]
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As many as 100,000 premature deaths in India were due to air pollution, a new study has found. In fact, the number of people dying prematurely from exposure to polluted air was highest in cities in South Asia. In India, the most impacted cities include Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad. The […]
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By LMB Staff
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The latest flagship UN report on climate change released on Monday calls for a now or never action plan. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 report highlights how the world has only a slim chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degree Celsius and is falling behind on its low-carbon footing.   Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across […]
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By LMB Staff
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The fire at the Ghazipur landfill is yet to be controlled, 48 hours after it first broke out, said a news report by NDTV. Officials of the fire department confirmed that there has been no casualty reported till now, but it will take some time to extinguish the flames and complete the cooling process. “Efforts […]
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UN Climate Change News, 30 March 2022 – Today, at the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Regional Climate Week in Dubai, the UN High-Level Climate Action Champions launched the Work Programme of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action for 2022, which has now been officially published on the UNFCCC website. Nigel Topping, the COP26 Champion, and the newly […]
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With a strong call to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement, the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, MENACW 2022, opened on March 28, stated in a press release by the UN’s climate agency. “This inaugural MENA Climate Week underscores our commitment to drive collective action to combat climate change regionally and globally. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Children from a school in Ranchi eye proper disposal of waste. They want to educate everybody for not burning plastic in open. Improper air quality creates havoc in the lives of these children and they want to create awareness regarding the same.
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By LMB Staff
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What do we want? Climate action! When do we want it? Now! The world is changing and amid warnings of climate change leading to extreme weather events in Maharashtra – like extreme droughts, flash floods, submerged coastlines and cyclones, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has started preparing the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP). And Navi Mumbai’s […]
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By LMB Staff
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Are you tired of overcrowded localities? Do you feel that the green cover in your locality is shrinking? Do you think your city is becoming uninhabitable for future generations? Do we have enough green spaces? What do we need to do to transform our urban areas into healthy places to live? Green spaces are associated […]
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One of the most littered items in India is cigarette butts which are dumped in large numbers, each with more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). These could be commonly found in parks, streets, roads and other similar places. It is projected that 4.5 million tonnes of cigarette wastes contaminate the […]
By Garvit Bhirani
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Mumbai has become the first city in South Asia to set a timeline and announce detailed plans to zero out carbon emissions by 2050, a target that puts it two decades ahead of India’s national goal. India’s national goal to reach net zero emissions is by 2070. The plans were announced on March 13  where […]
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By LMB Staff
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Climate Change has fast emerged as an existential crisis for humanity. Ruthless exploitation of the planetary resources and indiscriminate and thoughtless industrialisation has brought us to a situation where consequences of climate change are visible across the globe in the form of flash floods, rising sea level, extinction of species, migration, droughts, fires, melting glaciers, […]
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By Aditya Dubey
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What is it like living with air pollution? Especially for children? Have you ever thought of the amount of toxic air we might be exposing them to? The young people around us are concerned. They are growing up with polluted air, which feels unnatural to them. They see people around them facing difficulties and suffering […]
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Do you want to clean up your locality but didn’t know how? Here’s a quick mantra for you by none other than our #HawaKeRakshak – Guddi Gupta, Aahana and gang. Simply block the pollution at its source and pick up the litter in your neighbourhood. To bring behavioural change – we need to create more […]
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By LMB Staff