Can polluting brick kilns be cleaned up?
India is world's second largest producer of bricks, but the environmental cost of producing cheap bricks is huge
Cook stoves: the politics and the quest for solutions
What should be the approach to deal with local health impacts of cooking fuels that would also inform India's national and global policy?
Short-lived pollutants: the other part of climate agenda
CO2 mitigation has to be conjoined with methane and black carbon mitigation to keep temperature rise below 2°C
Cause of worry for developing nations
Focus on black carbon may lead to developed nations shifting burden of tackling climate change to the less affluent
Black carbon's impact on ecosystems
It is known to alter melt cycle of glaciers and interfere with rainfall patterns
Does short-lived black carbon have long-term climate impact?
Comparing global warming potential of CO2 and black carbon has its limitations
‘Brick kiln workers in India underpaid and exploited’
India employs double the number of labourers than China, yet produces one-fifth of China’s annual brick production of 1 trillion
Brick kilns major source of air pollution in South Asia
Contribute 10% to the total air pollution in south Delhi, 11% in Patna, 30% in Dhaka
Almost half of world’s population exposed to indoor air pollution
Experts highlight the hazards of indoor air pollution; call for urgent shift to clean cooking fuel
‘India should lead way in clean cook stoves’
Experts draw attention to high child mortality and morbidity among women and children because of inefficient cook stoves
Euro V standard has failed to curb pollutants: experts
Push for Euro VI as the new emissions standard across EU; recommend improvising Bharat II standard for India
‘Short-lived climate pollutants more lethal than greenhouse gases’
Black carbon has claimed 1.15 million lives across the world