Air Pollution in Delhi: Understanding India’s Sustainable Development Challenge
In this seminar Prof. Amit Garg from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, analyses the broader challenges of sustainable development in India.
Environment and public health are key aspects of the sustainable development agenda. In India, recent environment and health related developments include, for example, the mounting burdens of non-communicable disease related to air pollution and other environmental exposures; emerging and resurgent infectious diseases; antimicrobial resistance; and the increasing importance of the social determinants of health. As such, the challenge for the government is defined by the need for coming up with policies that cut across multiple sectors. In this talk, Prof. Amit Garg uses the case of air pollution in Delhi to discuss the complexities of regulation, technological transitions, the ethics of the distribution of the burdens of exposure, and the role of industry and individuals as they manifest themselves in and through the broader challenges of sustainable development in India. As part of his talk, Prof. Garg will screen a short film on air pollution in Delhi.