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Clearing the Air Seminar Series: Panel on ‘Municipal Solid Waste as a cause of Air Pollution’

Navroz K Dubash

February 7, 2018

Watch the full video (above) of the presentations and panel discussion between Amit Bhatt, Parthaa Bosu, and Sumit Sharma, moderated by Mukta Naik, on the role of the transport sector in Delhi’s air quality. Deliberating on key technical and policy drivers for reduction and management of emissions from the transport sector, the presentations and panel discussed opportunities for intervention in the sector.

Amit Bhatt is the Director of Integrated Urban Transport at WRI India. He is based in Delhi and provides vision and leadership to all transport initiatives across WRI in India and neighbouring countries.

Parthaa Bosu is the lead consultant on air pollution with Environment Defence Fund, based in the United States. He was previously with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), working on in-use vehicle emissions, and has also served as the India Director and South Asia Liaison of the UN Partnership, Clean Air Asia.

Sumit Sharma is a Fellow and Associate Director of the Earth Science and Climate Change group of TERI. He has worked on a number of projects related to air quality management which involves air quality monitoring, emission inventorisation, air quality modeling (dispersion and receptor), and drafting air quality management plans.

This is the fourth seminar in the Clearing the Air Seminar Series, organised by the Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment (ICEE) at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). This seminar was organised in collaboration with the Urbanisation team at CPR. The series aims to promote sustained and informed public understanding around the data, impacts, sources and policy challenges involved in clearing Delhi’s air. While it will focus on the context of Delhi, the series will also reflect on the fact that the problem extends far beyond Delhi. The seminar series will present the work of experts in a range of areas to help promote informed public discussion about what changes are needed, what is possible, and how to get it done. Clearing the air in terms of knowledge and public information, we hope, will make a small contribution toward actually clearing Delhi’s air.

The presentation given by Parthaa Bosu can be accessed here.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here.