n Depth: Combating Air Pollution

The National Capital these days is in the grip of an emergency. An emergency triggered by air pollution. Delhi's air quality has begun to show a trend towards the 'very poor' category... forcing authorities to kick in an emergency plan that will see the implementation of several measures to improve the city's air quality. All this air pollution besides being a health hazard also impacts climate change in a big way. The main sources of carbon dioxide emissions – the extraction and burning of fossil fuels – are not only key drivers of climate change, but also major sources of air pollution. India is in the forefront of the fight against climate change... Having committed itself to the global effort to bring down temperatures by 2 degree Celsius by the turn of the century. In today's edition of In Depth, we take a look at how the government is tackling air pollution... the main causes for air pollution.. And how it is combining and interacting with climate change... .

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