Consultant, Plan International
Politics, Policy and Pollution Masks: Anecdotes from the Streets of New Delhi
BY PRAACHI KUMAR
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
ON APR 19, 2017
In the winter of 2015, the condition of air pollution in Delhi was described as ‘severe’. PM 2.5 was 16 times the safe limit. The smog taking over the most polluted city in the world was hazardous to human health. The state and central governments, with contrasting policy narratives and intentions, were able to effectively engage its citizens to help mitigate the problem.
So Praachi Kumar asks: How can policy nudge non-state actors to become mutually accountable for transformative change?