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

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

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:

Videos of other panel discussions organised as part of CPR Dialogues 2020 can be found below:


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