EU India air quality initiative
Indian and European air quality experts will gather to brainstorm around possible preventive and mitigation actions for air pollution emissions in India, and will strive to find solutions to improve the local air quality, at a two-day conference on the 'EU India Air Quality Initiative' on May 21 & 22, 2018 at Hotel Grand, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The workshop is being organised by AETS, France along with TERI, and is supported by the European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC). The event will mark the culmination of the three-city workshops organised in 2017 in Goa, Raipur and Bangalore, where the EU shared its best practices and experiences in addressing the issue of air pollution.
The government's newly announced National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) will also be up for discussion in the two-day conference. It will also propose multiple strategies to address this menace. TERI is an important stakeholder in formulating and implementing this programme, and will help to build the policy framework to tackle the issue.
The event will include effective dialogues on the various successful EU measures that can be adapted to control emissions in cities.
Media is invited to join the discussion with international and national air quality experts on the current state-of-play of air quality across Indian cities. Mr. N. Sundaray, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Ajay Mathur Director General (TERI), and Mr. S.P.S Parihar Chairman, CPCB, will share their insights on the strategy to improve air quality. Ms. Henriette Faergemann, Counsellor, Environment, Energy & Climate Change at the EU Delegation to India will elaborate on the EU’s collaboration with the Indian government to tackle air pollution.