The World Health Organization ranks Delhi’s air pollution as some of worst in the world. In an effort to try to improve Delhi’s air quality, the University of Chicago’s Energy and Environment Lab is partnering with the Delhi Dialogue Commission to try to find innovative ways to tackle the problem. In December, they’re launching a crowdsourcing competition to try to find the best local ideas to improve Delhi’s air and water quality. The winning ideas will be tested by U of C researchers and Delhi policymakers. Michael Greenstone, Director of the Energy Policy Institute and Urban Labs’ Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago and Anant Sudarshan, India Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, joins us to talk about how they believe the competition will help spark change in Delhi’s air quality.

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Areas of Focus: Environment
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Environment
Producing and using energy damages people’s health and the environment. EPIC research is quantifying the social costs of energy choices and uncovering policies that help protect health while facilitating growth.
Air Pollution
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Air Pollution
Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion poses a grave threat to human health worldwide. EPIC research is using real-world data to calculate the effects of air pollution on human health...