Centre for Science and Environment

CSE

Centre for Science and Environment

Type NGO
Website cseindia.org
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Year founded 1980
Location New Delhi India India
Budget USD 5M-19M
Functions Advocacy, Research
Funding sources Foundations or grants
Tags food climate wastewater renewable energy water air quality industry toxins
Summary Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. We believe that the scenario today demands using knowledge to bring about change. This is what we aim to do. The challenge, as we see it, is two-pronged. On one hand, millions live within a biomass-based subsistence economy at the margins of survival. The environment is their only natural asset. But a degraded environment means stress on land, water and forest resources for survival. It means increasing destitution and poverty. Here, the opportunity to bring about change is enormous. But it will need a commitment to reform in the way we do business with local communities. On the other hand, rapid industrialisation is throwing up new problems: growing toxification and a costly disease burden. The answers will be in reinventing the growth model of the Western world for ourselves, so that we can leapfrog technology choices and find new ways of building wealth that will not cost us the earth. This is the challenge of the balance. Our aim is to raise these concerns, participate in seeking answers and – more importantly – in pushing for answers and transforming these into policy and so, practice. We do this through our research and by communicating our understanding through our publications. We call this knowledge-based activism. We hope we will make a difference.


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Publications

CSE · 13 June 2022 English

The hands-on approach for the program means that focuses on some of the recent advances in laboratory analysis of participants get to perform the lab experiments on their own and …


CSE · 3 June 2022 English

The 2020 State of Global Air report states that age-standardized rates of death attributable to ozone is among the highest in India and the seasonal 8-hour daily maximum concentrations have …


CSE · 3 June 2022 English

Assessment of the current status • Waste quantification • Waste characterisation • Gap analysis – target, infrastructure, humanpower • Bulk waste generators • Integration of the informal sector in the …


CSE · 3 June 2022 English

5 Urban Lab - Centre for Science and Environment Analysis Ground-level ozone hotspots are located in the areas with low levels of NO2 and PM2.5: The spatial distribution of ground-level …


CSE · 3 June 2022 English

Mumbai: Thane, Powai and Navi Mumbai are the worst affected by ground-level ozone pollution Map: Hotspots of ground-level ozone exceedance in Greater Mumbai (March-May 2022) 16 Note: Exceedance is computed …


CSE · 3 June 2022 English

management like water sourcing, cost with industry-specific case studies is leading to major conflicts over water of pumping, cost of water treatment l S pecific water consumption & benchmarking availability. …


CSE · 2 June 2022 English

Microsoft PowerPoint - Soe_2020_in_figures_Rajit India’s environment through numbers How our actions impact the climate Rajit Sengupta Associate editor Down to Earth Climate action failure the most severe global risk India’s …


CSE · 2 June 2022 English

This was due to an unusually warm days between March 11 and May 18, the highest in the past 10 winter (+ 0.78oC in January and February) and post- years. …


CSE · 1 June 2022 English

PowerPoint Presentation A Scoping Study of India and Experiences from Africa Binit Das Deputy Programme Manager | Renewable Energy Centre for Science and Environment 1 Overview of mini-grids in India …


CSE · 1 June 2022 English

11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break 11:45 – 12:45 Quantification of • Amount of faecal sludge generated house- Ravi Kumar, CSEfaecal sludge hold/village/block/district level • Group exercise Ravi Kumar, CSE 12:45 …


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