In this edition of EnviStats India, 2019, Vol. I: Environment Statistics, updated information at more disaggregated levels have been provided for the indicators, so that the areas warranting focused interventions could be identified for guiding prognosis and evaluation.

India submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC in Oct. 2015 as a part of its obligation to the global community in combating the Climate Change. Countries are due to update their current pledges to the Paris Agreement by the end of next year (2020).

In the state of Punjab in India, burning residue from the annual rice paddy harvest is a practice that dates back decades. Crop waste burning emits particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (GHG), which aggravate the poor air quality in Punjab, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This study, in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), examines India’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), existing policies and emission control measures aimed at curbing air pollution, factors contributing to air pollution across the country, and future pathways towards meeting NAAQS ov

The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed on 6.3.2019 that a joint meeting of EPCA, Municipal bodies, secretaries of the transport department and Delhi Police and other incumbents/functionaries be convened to prepare a parking plan for providing both residential and commercial parking and to find out as to what kind of parking – spiral type or other, c

Fixing Delhi's air quality requires a deep understanding of the sources that contribute to air pollution. Despite multiple source apportionment studies specific to Delhi NCR, policymakers can’t design an effective action plan due to varying estimates.

This issue brief uses freely available data from satellite-based monitoring, in addition to information from 48 low-cost sensors deployed in four districts in Punjab, to examine seasonal crop residue burning.

With every tree felled and every piece of coal burned for energy, Indonesia is inching closer to its ecological tipping point. And once it passes that point, the country’s economy will greatly suffer, leading to an increase in poverty, a higher mortality rate and lower human development.

This publication marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1994. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate.

For African cities to grow economically as they have grown in size, they must create productive environments to attract investments, increase economic efficiency, and create livable environments that prevent urban costs from rising with increased population densification.