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The national capital Delhi witnesses an unprecedented spike of 125% in NO2 pollution

July 2021

This report analyze satellite observations of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the 8 capitals of Indian states or union territories with more than 2 million inhabitants in the…

Ranking the World’s Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Hotspots: 2019-2020

October 2020

India emitted 21% of global anthropogenic (human-made) SO2 emission, nearly double that of second-ranked global emitter,

Airpocalypse IV: National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) & ASSESSMENT OF AIR POLLUTION IN INDIAN CITIES

January 2020

This Airpocalypse report is the fourth version in the series of Airpocalypse reports published annually by Greenpeace India since January 2017. The current version of the report “Airpocalypse-IV” analyses and…

Four years of Emission standard notification for coal-based power plants in India- A status Check

December 2019

As India grapples with the health emergency of high air pollution levels, one of the biggest polluting sectors, coal-based power generation is not making any serious efforts to help improve…

Is Delhi’s air quality improving?

November 2019

Recently there have been multiple discussions about air quality improvements in Delhi and some reports also mentioned that Delhi has shown a 25% decrease in air pollution levels between 2016-2018…

Global SO2 emission hotspots database: RANKING THE WORLD’S WORST SOURCES OF SO2 POLLUTION

September 2019

Read the report Global Hotspot and Emission Sources for SO2_August 2019 August 19th, 2019: New analyses of NASA data on the largest point sources of SO2 – one of the…

Global SO2 emission hotspots database: RANKING THE WORLD’S WORST SOURCES OF SO2 POLLUTION

August 2019

Read The report  Global Hotspot and Emission Sources for SO2_August 2019   New analyses of NASA data on the largest point sources of SO2 – one of the key pollutants…

New Data Reveals: Twice as many cities violating air quality norms as recognised in National Clean Air Programme

August 2019

Airpocalypse-III-ReportA new report by Greenpeace India has identified 139 cities where air pollution levels exceed national standards but were not included in the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that was…

Boom and Bust 2019 – Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline

July 2019

For the third year in a row, most leading indicators of coal power capacity growth declined in 2018, including construction starts, pre-construction activity, and plant completions, according to the Global…

Solarisation of Agriculture

July 2019

Greenpeace India’s Solarisation of Agriculture report, examines five models of solar irrigation pumps in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Odisha, looking at state policies and cost/revenue…

India’s worst NO2 emission hotspots

July 2019

As Indian metro cities continue to battle alarming pollution levels, Greenpeace’s analysis of NO2 satellite data re-asserts that transport and industrial clusters are giving rise to the country’s worst Nitrogen…

From Rooftops to Farmtops

July 2018

To achieve its 2022 renewable energy targets, the government needs to look for creative ways of implementing decentralised renewable energy schemes. Successful installation of solar pumps across India can help…

ROOFTOP REVOLUTION: Unleashing Hyderabad’s Solar Potential

April 2018

Hyderabad, by virtue of being a Tier 1 city, is representative of most locations in India from where most demand for RTPV solar is likely to arise.

ROOFTOP REVOLUTION: Unleashing Chennai’s Solar Potential

April 2018

This report is a Chennai specific summary of the larger report titled, “Assessing the Rooftop Solar PV Potential of Hyderabad and Chennai“.

ROOFTOP REVOLUTION: Unleashing Chennai’s and Hyderabad’s Solar Potential

April 2018

Greenpeace India is launching a multi-city programme to spread awareness among residents and small business owners of the advantages of going solar.

Airpocalypse II – Assessment of air pollution in Indian cities

January 2018

A Greenpeace India report analyses PM10 annual average recorded for 280 cities.

Boom and Bust 2017 – Tracking the global coal plant pipeline

March 2017

A Greenpeace report explaining how construction is currently frozen in over 100 locations in China and India.

Airpocalypse – Assessment of Air Pollution in Indian Cities

January 2017

This report shows that deadly air pollution is not a problem restricted to Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) or even to India’s metros.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED mustard is not needed

December 2016

The proposal to allow cultivation of the genetically modified (GM) oilseed mustard DMH-11 doesn’t take into account recent advances with either conventional breeding production of hybrid varieties.

Coal and dirty development in China & India leads to 1.6 million extra air pollution deaths a year

December 2016

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

Bihar Living Soils Project

August 2016

Barhat Block of Jamui District provides the perfect example of positive effects of a focus on Living Soils, and Greenpeace India is showcasing their success.

Out Of Sight – How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis

May 2016

This study emphasises on the urgent need to comply with the thermal power plant emission standards announced in December 2015.

Ecological Farming: The seven principles of a food system that has people at its heart

May 2015

Greenpeace’s Food and Farming Vision describes what Ecological Farming means, and how it can be summarised in seven overarching, interdependent principles

Elephant in the Room

October 2014

A case study on human-elephant conflict within Hasdeo-Arand and Mandraigarh coalfields in Chhattisgarh

Identifying Conservation Needs in India’s Offshore Waters

August 2012

Examining the state of knowledge of ecological and biological aspects of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

How Coal Mining is Trashing Tigerland

August 2012

Coal mining threatens over 1.1 million hectares of forest in 13 coalfields alone in Central India.

Countering Coal?

June 2012

A discussion paper by Kalpavriksh and Greenpeace India on Community Forest Rights and Coal Mining Regions of India

BRAI bill: A threat to our food and farming

February 2012

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill, 2011, has been proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. If cleared, this bill will ease the entry…

Singrauli: The Coal Curse

September 2011

A fact finding report on the impact of coal mining on the people and environment of Singrauli

Effects on health and environment of transgenic (or GM) Bt brinjal

April 2009

A report by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, University of Caen France, shows the danger genetically modified Bt brinjal poses to the environment and our health.