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More than 200 Indian cities apart from the 102 listed in NCAP is heavily polluted

January 2020

New Delhi, January 21: Fourth version of Airpocalypse report by Greenpeace India, has identified 231 Indian cities out of 287 with more than 52 monitoring days data in 2018 under…

Four years of sluggish implementation of emission norms by power generators leading to air pollution health crisis, says Greenpeace

December 2019

State and private sector power plants are the worst when it comes to cleaning up their act to reduce pollution from power generation, central sector is not doing great too.…

Claim that 25% reduction in Air Pollution levels in Delhi need to be taken with caution

November 2019

New Delhi, November 7:  A new analysis by Greenpeace India reveals that the air pollution levels in Delhi did not drop by 25% over the past years as claimed by…

Lack of a responsive mechanism and proper action plan led Delhi hit the smog crisis – again

November 2019

New Delhi 2nd November 2019 | As Delhi has been trapped in toxic smog before Diwali and situation further deteriorated post Diwali, an unprecedented public health emergency has been declared…

India largest SO2 emitter in the World, says Greenpeace’s new analysis

August 2019

New Delhi, August 19:  According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, India is the largest emitter of SO2 in the world with more than 15% of all the anthropogenic sulphur…

New satellite data shows top polluting NOx hotspots in India range from cities to industrial clusters

July 2019

Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad among the list New Delhi, July 4 | As Indian metro cities continue to battle alarming pollution levels, Greenpeace’s analysis of NO2 satellite…

Press Release- Boom and Bust Report 2019

March 2019

New coal plants shrink globally, but GoI continues to approve new proposals, despite pollution and deforestation impacts New Delhi, Thursday, March 28, 2019— For the third year in a row,…

Khurja Coal Plant Approval: A step back in tackling Air Pollution and providing affordable electricity

March 2019

Khurja coal plant approval: a step back in tackling air pollution and providing affordable electricity New Delhi | Thurs March 7th, 2019 : Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the…

India Release : Latest air pollution data ranks world’s cities worst to best

March 2019

Latest air pollution data ranks world’s cities worst to best Delhi still the most polluted capital across the world (2018) but India has many more polluted geographies than the capital…

Karnataka High Court quashes Enforcement directorate’s order of freezing Greenpeace India’s bank accounts

February 2019

The Karnataka High Court has quashed the freezing of accounts of Greenpeace India by the Enforcement Directorate, holding the order of freezing to be null and void.

Greenpeace welcomes government funding for KUSUM rural solar & solar rooftop schemes; says proper implementation can be a game-changer for troubled power sector

February 2019

Greenpeace welcomes government funding for KUSUM rural solar & solar rooftop schemes; says proper implementation can be a game-changer for troubled power sector.

‘You Cannot Sink a Rainbow’: high spirited Greenpeace India staff members echo after being forced to downsize

February 2019

Greenpeace India has been forced to close regional offices in New Delhi and Patna, and shrink in size considerably because of Enforcement Directorate’s unlawful crackdown, but will continue to fight…

“NCAP a Step Forward With Less Ambition” Greenpeace India

January 2019

New Delhi | 10th January 2019 | The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change announced the much anticipated National Clean Air Programme to fight air pollution on Thursday. In…

Government crackdown forces Greenpeace India to cut back work on climate change

December 2018

Greenpeace India will soon have to reduce to a core strength of twenty to twenty five people across the country, as a direct result of the Enforcement Directorate’s arbitrary freezing…

Institutional investors lose billions as Indian coal equities underperform market

December 2018

Mumbai, December 20, 2018: New analysis (1) shows that major Indian and international equity investors have seen their holdings in key Indian coal mining and coal-based power companies underperform the…

76000 premature deaths due to Non-Compliance of Emission Standard for Coal Based Power Plants in India

December 2018

New Delhi 7th December 2018| On the third anniversary of notification and one year since the deadline lapsed for implementing the emission standards for coal based power plants, Greenpeace analysis…

Karnataka HC grants partial relief to Greenpeace India; But ED harassment continues on environmental watchdog

December 2018

Enforcement Directorate is dragging its feet on the investigation, forcing the organisation to shrink and minimise its work on climate change in India

India at WHO Conference – A Mixed Bag of Hope & Disappointment: Greenpeace India

November 2018

New Delhi | 1st November 2018 | When India especially Delhi and other northern regions are battling with severe air pollution, India’s announcement of National Clean Air Programme by next…

One in 10 Deaths in Children Under Five Years of Age Due to Air Pollution: WHO

October 2018

While a WHO study re-emphasises the need for stronger actions to achieve breathable air, another Greenpeace report points out that India has some of the world’s biggest NO2 emissions hotspots,…

Can India bear cost of Government’s apathy & inaction on air pollution?

October 2018

New Delhi 12 October 2018| Taking suo motu action on a news report on the centre’s proposal to notify the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), the National Green Tribunal (NGT)…

Greenpeace India – Fearlessly Indian and Financially Independent

October 2018

Orchestrated attempts to muzzle Greenpeace India’s voice that began in 2014 has surfaced yet again.

India Must Say No To New Coal Expansion To Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5 Degree Celsius

October 2018

IPCC report points to stark choices ahead, but reason for hope and action – Greenpeace Incheon, Korea/ New Delhi|  8 October 2018|  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today…

NCAP Status Check for Karnataka: No Action Plan for Air Pollution Reduction

September 2018

Bangalore 4th September 2018 | A Right to Information query has highlighted that out of 13 non-attainment cities (cities with air pollution levels beyond permissible limit of 60 µg/m3 across…

Out of 13 Cities Across Four Southern States, Only 3 Ready With Action Plan for Air Pollution Reduction

September 2018

Hyderabad 4th September 2018 | A Right to Information query has highlighted that out of 13 non-attainment cities (cities with air pollution levels beyond permissible limit of 60 µg/m3 across…

NCAP Check for Maharashtra: None of 17 ‘Non-Attainment’ Cities Ready With An Implementable Action Plan

August 2018

Greenpeace RTI query reveals that Action Plan Prepared by seven of the non-attainment cities in Maharashtra have been returned by CPCB and ten cities have not yet submitted any Action…

Solar Pumps Can Fuel India’s Energy Needs

July 2018

Successful Installation of Solar pumps across India can help India overachieve its RE targets Gandhinagar/ New Delhi| July 31, 2018| A Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI) and…

China released its second clean air action plan to fight air pollution, India yet to include time bound targets and enforce its National Clean Air Programme

July 2018

New Delhi 6th July 2018| While China has taken an important step forward in the battle against air pollution by releasing its second (a follow-up of the first plan in…

KUSUM scheme can help states fulfil RPO targets

June 2018

Greenpeace urges speedy implementation of the scheme New Delhi | June 19, 2018| The Union government’s decision to increase Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) of state distribution companies from 17% in…

National Clean Air Programme Only a Paper Tiger Without Time-bound Targets: Experts

June 2018

Health and environment scientists submit their recommendations on NCAP and seek inclusion of their suggestions. New Delhi May 17 2018 | Clean Air Collective – network of CSOs, Farmers, and Citizens…

Sterlite Violence is Unacceptable, Greenpeace India Stands in Solidarity With People and Communities

June 2018

Address concerns of citizens of Tuticorin, they have a right to clean and safe environment: Greenpeace urges authorities Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu | May 23, 2018 | Excessive use of violence by…

Defeating the Airpocalypse: New report reveals 13 solutions to air pollution that can help reduce pollution levels by 40% nationally

June 2018

New Delhi 30 May 2018|A new study by Louisiana Study University points out towards 13 measures that can reduce air pollution levels by almost 40 percent and avoid nine lakh…

Take Responsibility of your Plastic Waste: Greenpeace India urges Big Corporations

June 2018

With a staggering figure of 24,940 tonnes plastic waste produced in India per day, it’s more than urgent to rethink our use and dependency on single use plastics.

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

May 2018

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…

Solar rooftops can cut Chennai’s power demand by 10%

April 2018

Chennai can be a clean energy champion while benefiting from cheaper power and reduced air pollution Chennai | April 24, 2018| The city of Chennai has the potential to be…

National Clean Air Programme – A big achievement by the government but still needs improvement; says Greenpeace India

April 2018

New Delhi: 18th April 2018 Sunil Dahiya, Senior Campaigner, Greenpeace India commenting on the National Clean Air Programme said “After much anticipation, MoEFCC has finally uploaded the Concept note on…

Members of Parliament Urged Dr Harsh Vardhan to Notify National Clean Air Programme Without Further Delay

April 2018

Greenpeace India’s representatives in several meetings with the parliamentarians have urged them to reach out to Dr. Harsh Vardhan asking him for transparency and notifying NCAP without any further delay.…

Greenpeace India stands for #JusticeForAsifa, #UnnaoCase

April 2018

New Delhi | April 13, 2018 | Equality, secularism and justice, which form the basic foundation of the Indian democracy have been shaken yet again. The gruesome rape cases in…

Hyderabad Can Lead a Rooftop Solar Revolution

April 2018

Historic Hyderabad can be a clean energy champion while benefiting from cheaper power and reduced air pollution HYDERABAD | April 11, 2018|  The historical city of Hyderabad has the potential to…

Immediate Enforcement of National Clean Air Program; must not follow Emission Standard precedent; says Greenpeace India

March 2018

New Delhi 20th March 2018| On Tuesday, environmental activists from different social background held a protest outside Badarpur power plant which has been shut down multiple times due to pollution…

Break Free from Air Pollution- Mumbai Demands Clean Air Action Plan

March 2018

Mumbai 20th March 2018| Seven climbers climbed the Vashi Bridge by pinning a banner of hope towards cleaning up Mumbai’s air. The 60 ft x 22ft foot banner said “Mumbai…

Break Free from Air Pollution- Mumbai Demands Clean Air Action Plan

March 2018

Mumbai 20th March 2018| Seven climbers climbed the Vashi Bridge by pinning a banner of hope towards cleaning up Mumbai’s air. The 60 ft x 22ft foot banner said “Mumbai…

Immediate Enforcement of National Clean Air Program; must not follow Emission Standard precedent; says Greenpeace India

March 2018

New Delhi 20th March 2018| On Tuesday, environmental activists from different social background held a protest outside Badarpur power plant which has been shut down multiple times due to pollution…

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Good Start But Needs Transparent Action: Greenpeace India

March 2018

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) good start but needs transparent action: Greenpeace India New Delhi March 12 2018 | Greenpeace India accessed exclusive concept document of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), a…

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Good Start But Needs Transparent Action: Greenpeace India

March 2018

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) good start but needs transparent action: Greenpeace India

Lucknow Unites to Fight Back Air Pollution in the City and the State

February 2018

A report released by Greenpeace India earlier this week, on Monday, points to the scary and abnormally high levels of air pollution in UP.

Greenpeace India Statement on Union Budget 2018 and Environment

February 2018

Greenpeace India Statement on Union Budget 2018 and Environment New Delhi | 01 February 2018: India is reeling under high degree of toxicity in its air because of pollution. Yet, the…

India Continues to Reel Under Airpocalypse of Unbreathable Air: Greenpeace India Report

January 2018

47 million children worst affected: Airpocalypse II, Greenpeace India report

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

November 2017

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

Over A Thousand Delhiites Renew Hope For A Greener Planet And Pledge To Go Solar

July 2017

Greenpeace India’s Solar Shakti campaign evokes an overwhelming response from Delhi and other major cities; thousands of people from all over the country pledge to install rooftop solar New Delhi…