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Sat, 06 Jun



Webinar: Choking (in) the garden city

Release of an air quality study for Bengaluru & Strategic discussions to ensuring clean air is a priority post lockdown. Access the report here:

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Time & Location

06 Jun 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm



About the Event



// 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Introduction of the air quality study, methodology and approach

Ankit Bhargava (Sensing Local)

// 11.15 am - 11.25 am

Results of the Air Sampling, health and environmental implications of the findings

Shweta Narayan (HEI India)

// 11:25 am - 11:45 am

On-ground perspective from community hosts 

// 11.45 am - 12:00 am

Air Pollution and Health - COVID risk for people living in high air pollution area – Discussion on the emerging research

Dr. Ravi Mehta (Senior Pulmonologist, Bengaluru)

// 12:00 am - 12:15 pm

General Trends on Air Quality During the COVID lockdown, health implications of the findings, lessons learnt

Dr Ravindra Khaiwal (School of Public Health, PGI Chandigarh, Knowledge partner of NCAP)

// 12:15 pm - 12.30 pm

Media Communication Strategies for Air Pollution advocates post lockdown. Trends on public perceptions on AP during COVID; Green Recovery Lessons from other Countries.

Aarti Khosla (Director - Climate Trends)

// 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Panel discussion: positive actions towards cleaner air in Bengaluru

Dr. Pratima Singh (CSTEP) - Emissions Inventory for Bengaluru

Sobia Rafiq (Sensing Local) - City’s efforts to improve street sweeping in order to reduce road dust

Sathya Sankaran (Bicycle Mayor of Bangalore) - Introduction of a network of cycle lanes

Dr. Ravi Mehta (Senior Pulmonologist, Bengaluru) – importance of health based mitigation measures for the city.

Questions from the forum; Moderated by: Sensing Local + HEI

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