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CPR Dialogues 2020- The Air Pollution Crisis: Making Political Salience Count

March 13, 2020


Watch the full video (above) of the panel discussion on ‘The Air Pollution Crisis: Making Political Salience Count’ featuring Gaurav Gogoi (Member of Parliament, India); Rohit Negi (Associate Professor, School of Global Affairs, Ambedkar University Delhi); Shreya Gadepalli (South Asia Director- Institute for Transport and Development Policy) and moderated by Santosh Harish (Fellow, CPR) and Shibani Ghosh (Fellow, CPR).

With growing public and media engagement, air quality seems to be becoming politically salient, featuring in Parliamentary discussions, election manifestos and political debates. Have we indeed turned a corner? How does this increased engagement translate into making tough decisions, higher resource allocation and improved environmental governance? The panel discussed the state of public demand for clean air, and the role of elected representatives in addressing air pollution.

The panel was organised as part of the second edition of CPR Dialogues, held on 2nd and 3rd March 2020 at the India Habitat Centre. Addressing the theme of Policy Perspectives for 21st-century India, CPR Dialogues 2020 provided a window to the India of the future. Experts from around the country and the world engaged with and debated these very significant development and policy challenges that India faces in the coming decade.

ThePrint India was the digital partner for the event.

An article on how the Delhi government should tackle the air pollution crisis, written by Santosh Harish and Navroz K Dubash in ThePrint can be accessed here.

Media coverage of the panel discussion can be read below:

Need to include health impact of air pollution in our policies: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi by ThePrint
Videos of other panel discussions organised as part of CPR Dialogues 2020 can be found below:

CPR Dialogues 2020- Inaugural Address by Hon’ble Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
CPR Dialogues 2020- At the Threshold of a New Decade: Navigating the Emerging Geopolitical Landscape
CPR Dialogues 2020- Rights in Times of AI: Emerging Technologies and the Public Law Framework
CPR Dialogues 2020- What Would Happen if We Were to Believe in Indian Agriculture?
CPR Dialogues 2020- Creating an Inclusive Economy in a Digital World
CPR Dialogues 2020- What Would it Take to Build a 21st-century State for India? Launch of CPR’s State Capacity Initiative
CPR Dialogues 2020- Technology and Administrative Reform: Experience from India and the World
CPR Dialogues 2020- Tracking Government Spending: Challenges in Social Policy Financing
CPR Dialogues 2020- Article 21 and India’s Social and Economic Rights
CPR Dialogues 2020- Challenges in Public Education: Balancing State and Non-State Actors
CPR Dialogues 2020- Emerging Trends in Indian Politics
CPR Dialogues 2020- Are India’s Financial Institutions in Crisis? Understanding India’s Economic Slowdown
CPR Dialogues 2020- The Role of Ideas in Shaping Policy
CPR Dialogues 2020- Indo-US Relations
CPR Dialogues 2020- Land and the Constitution: Solving Land Conflict in India
CPR Dialogues 2020- Political Elites and Local Bureaucratic Capacity