Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), located in Hyderabad, India, with the assistance of US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Integrated Environmental Strategies (IES) project in India in February 2002. The city of Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, was selected as the project site. The technical coordinator for this project was the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The IES- India team also included Institute of Health Systems (IHS), Hyderabad, RITES, New Delhi, Winrock International (India), and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Hyderabad. EPTRI and RITES identified strategies to improve ambient air quality while also reducing associated GHG emissions. The goal of IES-India was to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with quantified data on the health, environmental, and economic impacts of selected integrated measures. IES-India laid the groundwork for implementation of policy, technology, and infrastructure measures with significant local and global benefits. Similar studies have been performed in a number of other countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, South Korea, China and the Philippines. The IES study shows how to make a positive impact on air quality and public health with the suggested mitigation measures.
The final report for the IES-India project is now available on EPTRI's website at: (http://www.eptri.com/ies_final_report.pdf) and also on USEPA's website at:(http://www.epa.gov/ies/Documents/India/IESFINAL_26042005.pdf).
For further information, please contact: Mr. N.S. Vatcha ([email protected]),or Ms. Katherine Sibold ([email protected]) ,or Mr. Adam Chambers ([email protected]).