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Only six states complying with “Renewable Purchase Obligations” targets; others...

Press release | January 19, 2018 at 11:04

New Delhi 26 December, 2017| Only six out of twenty nine states & seven UTs are complying with the centre’s Renewable energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets, according to new analysis by Greenpeace India. The report, a follow up to a similar...

Eight Out of Ten Most Polluted Cities in the World are in India: WHO Report

Press release | May 2, 2018 at 8:46

The latest WHO ranking of cities based on ambient air quality released on 2nd May lists eight out of ten Indian cities as the top most polluted cities in the world. However, if we look deeper into the data for 859 cities across the world given in...

India overtakes Chinas air pollution levels in 2015, needs national response

Press release | February 22, 2016 at 15:01

New Delhi 22nd February 2016|- For the first time this century, the average particulate matter exposure was higher for Indian citizens than that of Chinese people, a Greenpeace analysis of NASA satellite data on particulate matter has shown.

Negative Growth

Press release | December 2, 2016 at 19:06

New Delhi | December 2, 2016| As winter sets in and smog envelopes the North Indian belt further, yet another damning report stresses on the urgent need to address the problem of air pollution in India and China.

Coordinated and strong actions needed to safeguard health of athletes and spectators...

Press release | October 6, 2017 at 17:14

Average of PM10 levels in the six host cities last year in October was well beyond acceptable WHO standards. Strong Actions required to safeguard public health during and post FIFA.

Greenpeace welcomes Graded Response Action Plan, calls it an essential step to tackle...

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 12:30

Greenpeace welcomes activation of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to tackle air pollution.

Greenpeace India demands Regional Action Plan to control air pollution in Uttar Pradesh

Press release | November 17, 2017 at 11:52

Cities of Uttar Pradesh are none-too-better-off than Delhi when it comes to alarming levels of air pollution from Ghaziabad to Varanasi

Nation Wants to Breathe

Press release | November 6, 2016 at 11:30

New Delhi| November 3, 2016| As the nation reels under the harmful effects of air pollution, in a shocking move the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) indicated easing of the timelines for implementing the notified emission standards for coal...

Airpocalypse

Publication | January 18, 2017 at 13:30

1.2 Million deaths every year due to outdoor Air Pollution in India. 3% GDP lost due to Air Pollution.

IEA Corroborates Greenpeace India’s Findings On Air Pollution

Press release | June 27, 2016 at 20:56

New Delhi, Monday|27th June 2016| The International Energy Agency in its recent report “World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution” [1] has reaffirmed Greenpeace India’s previously-stated position on thermal power plants...

India overtakes China in number of deaths due to outdoor air pollution in 2015

Press release | November 16, 2016 at 15:25

New Delhi | In an alarming assessment by the Global Burden of Disease project, India has overtaken China in the number of deaths due to ambient (outdoor) air pollution, in 2015.

Coal and dirty development in China & India

Publication | December 2, 2016 at 16:12

Millions around the world are dying from polluted air, but as countries get richer they usually clean up their air.

Greenpeace India Launches Report - Out Of Sight

Feature story | May 24, 2016 at 13:27

New Delhi 23rd May 2016| A report released today by Greenpeace India, “Out of Sight - How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis” reveals coal as the largest overlooked source of air pollution, and identifies air pollution emission...

CEA Validates Greenpeace Analysis

Press release | December 16, 2016 at 12:34

New Delhi | December 15, 2016| The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released for public input the draft National Electricity Plan 2015.

One Year Since The NAQI Launch

Feature story | April 6, 2016 at 16:45

One year ago, when the Prime Minister of India launched the National Air Quality Index platform to monitor the air quality in major urban centers across the country on a real time basis, Greenpeace had welcomed the initiative with caution, and...

National Clean Air Action Plan Is The Need Of The Hour: Greenpeace India

Feature story | May 16, 2016 at 16:13

New Delhi| May 12, 2016| The most recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), released today, has re-emphasised the immediate need to address the air pollution menace in several Indian cities such as, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and...

Greenpeace Welcomes Phasing Out Of Aging Coal Power Plants

Feature story | May 11, 2016 at 19:10

New Delhi 9th May 2016| Greenpeace India welcomed the Central Electricity Commission Chairman’s statement that indicated phasing out aging coal-fired power plants and called it a ‘step in the right direction’.

Out of Sight

Press release | May 23, 2016 at 17:48

New Delhi 23rd May 2016| A report released today by Greenpeace India, “Out of Sight - How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis” reveals coal as the largest overlooked source of air pollution, and identifies air pollution emission...

IEA Corroborates Greenpeace India’s Findings On Air Pollution

Feature story | June 27, 2016 at 21:06

New Delhi, Monday|27th June 2016| The International Energy Agency in its recent report “World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution” [1] has reaffirmed Greenpeace India’s previously-stated position on thermal power plants...

One Year Since NAQI Launch, But System Far From Robust

Press release | April 6, 2016 at 14:18

New Delhi 5th April 2016| One year ago, when the Prime Minister of India launched the National Air Quality Index platform to monitor the air quality in major urban centers across the country on a real time basis, Greenpeace had welcomed the...

Out Of Sight

Publication | May 23, 2016 at 16:54

This study emphasises on the urgent need to comply with the thermal power plant emission standards announced in December 2015 in order to solve the air pollution crisis faced by Delhi and many other parts of the country.

Lok Sabha Discussion On Greenpeace Pollution Report

Feature story | March 16, 2016 at 14:29

Recent discussions in the Lok Sabha, triggered by the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar’s response to parliamentarian C Mahendran’s questions, have highlighted the need for a comprehensive NAQI system and...

Greenpeace Tracks the Obama Trail for pollution!

Press release | January 25, 2015 at 13:08

24th January, 2015, New Delhi: Delhiites have been breathing extremely poor air this winter with PM2.5 averages peaking at 320micrograms/cubic meter, 6 times the Indian safety limits and 14 times that of the WHO's.

Not just Delhi, air in most Indian cities hazardous - Greenpeace India report

Press release | January 11, 2017 at 15:57

Damning information obtained by Greenpeace India through online reports and Right to Information applications from State Pollution Control Boards across India, shows that none of the Indian cities comply with standards prescribed by the World...

Impacts of Air Pollution on Human Health well established, Urgent Action Needed Now:...

Press release | February 7, 2017 at 18:40

Greenpeace urges that the MoEFCC waste no more time on debating the already-established links between increasing deaths and ill-health due to air pollution, stressing the need for urgent, corrective action instead.

Greenpeace conducts Air Quality monitoring on Delhi’s Car Free Day & reviews NAQI

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 19:05

New Delhi 22 October 2015: On the occasion of Delhi’s first car free day, Greenpeace India carried out an air-quality monitoring survey between Red Fort and India Gate. Monitoring was done for four hours on the car free day and a day before. Data...

Clean Air Plan: It Is Here, But Is It ENOUGH?

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | April 19, 2018

Within three years of campaigning, fact-finding research and documentation, and active lobbying to protect our right to clean air, the government has not only recognized air pollution as a national health hazard but also promised the...

The MoEFCC Has Spoken: A National Clean Air Programme for India

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 20, 2017

Amid all the bad news on air quality, there is a ray of hope. After two years of incessant public demand for a comprehensive national action plan to tackle air pollution, the government has finally stated in the parliament that they...

Unusual Visitors at the Police Station

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | March 1, 2017

It is a fact that people who spend more time outdoors are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. One such category of people who spend a lot of their time outdoors are the country's police folk. Greetings from...

India's Efforts to Tackle Air Pollution - Mere Tokenism

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | March 11, 2017

Thermal power plants are one of the major causes of air pollution in the country, especially in the Indo Gangetic Plain region (IGP). In December 2015, the Indian Government came out with a strict emission notification to control...

Join Greenpeace India for a Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Veena Krishnamurthy | November 24, 2016

“Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.” If Swami Vivekananda was still around, he might have repeated those famous words to get us to deal with air pollution. Delhi has been choking on toxic air, and alarmed residents...

Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

Curing The Air Pollution Problem - Action plan Now!

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | February 22, 2016

Air Pollution has been the center of attention for various groups, sectors and general public over the last couple of years. However, the debate gained prominence last year last year in Delhi during the winter season. This winter in...

The Power Industry's Alternative Facts On Emission Standards

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | March 3, 2017

In spite of the fact that emissions from coal-based power plants were responsible for an estimated 100,000 premature deaths between 2011 and 2012 in India, coal consumption grew by one third. Today, India experiences more premature...

Air Pollution Is Reality, Not a Reality Show!

Blog entry by Madhulika Verma | February 27, 2017

The recent remark by the Environment Minister on not trusting foreign study on air pollution has cleared my doubt on our preparedness and willingness to fight air pollution. The government institutions continue to indulge in the...

From Coal to Solar Goals

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | February 21, 2017

Air pollution has been highlighted time and again as the major health emergency that India has faced in the recent times, only now, it got seriously severe. All of us by now have acknowledged that this health hazard is not just the...

Smothered in Smog

Blog entry by Madhulika Verma | February 2, 2017

Air pollution has become the biggest environmental concern globally.  It has rapidly taken over the space once occupied by issues of poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water. News is flowing across countries on how air...

Beyond What Meets The Nose

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | March 21, 2017

Taking care of oneself is important. But in times like these, when what’s uniting the world are environmental catastrophes, we need to look out for each other too. This was the basic premise of Greenpeace’s visit to the coal-based...

India's Burning Issue

Blog entry by Grace Saji | February 8, 2017

Waste burning is the most inadvisable first choice of waste disposal practice and yet, backyard waste burning and open waste burning near landfills are sights too familiar for an Indian. The contribution of open waste burning to the...

Greenpeace India Volunteers Hangout

Blog entry by Varun Ravichandran | February 3, 2017

The start of the New Year is a bustling month for folks of all spheres of life, but the Greenpeace Volunteers had an extra spring in their step; for they were putting together the very first event of the calendar year! Themed around...

Super Heroes Scrambling For Oxygen

Blog entry by Vikrant B Singh | December 7, 2016

Comic-Co n started as a one-day ‘minicon’ called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 in downtown San Diego. The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged three-day San Diego Comic-Con also known as San...

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi

Image | December 11, 2017 at 12:07

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi

How India’s Coal Power Expansion Triggered An Air Pollution Crisis

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | May 25, 2016

In New Delhi, where drivers routinely turn on their emergency indicators to be seen in the winter smog, the air pollution debate has largely focused on two sources of air pollution: cars inside the city and agricultural waste-burning...

Analysing the National Air Quality Index Platform

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 6, 2016

6 th April 2016 marks the first Anniversary of the launch of National Air Quality Index (NAQI) platform. The platform was adopted from similar platforms working in other regions such as the US, China and the EU. NAQI addresses the...

We need to protect our children from this #ToxiCity now!

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | February 17, 2015

Delhi has been ranked by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the world’s most polluted city and it is estimated that 10,000 pre-mature deaths occur every year in the city due to air pollution. The Meteorological Department’s live...

Happy Street for #ToxiCity free Hyderabad

Blog entry by Ashish Maheshwar | March 3, 2015

Ashish Maheshwar, resident of Hyderabad participated in an activity organised by the volunteers - Happy Street.   He was part of this event to spread awareness on air pollution, and it was his second volunteer event. While Delhi is...

The Ghosts of Coal

Blog entry by Sajan Ponappa | April 21, 2017

The Ghosts of Coal is a photo-blog which describes the environmental and health problems caused by coal-fired thermal power plants.

The Holy City of Pollution

Blog entry by Apoorva Singh | March 6, 2017

Walking down the ghats isn’t what it used to be. Morning walks along the ganges isn’t a spiritual experience anymore as black toxic fumes from burning garbage dumped on the roadside emanate throughout the city. The holy city of...

Sundarbans: World’s Largest Mangrove Forest At Stake

Blog entry by Mowdud Rahman | January 25, 2017

The Sundarbans is a cluster of low lying islands in the Bay of Bengal spread across Bangladesh and the West Bengal region of India. It is the largest single block mangrove forest in the world and home to hundreds of species including...

CAN_Direct_Communication

Image | December 11, 2017 at 12:03

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi

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