Sustainability Science Program


Governance Innovations for Sustainable Development: Building Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Environmental Regulation and Energy Use in India



Pande, Rohini and Anish Sugathan. 2015. Through November, Punjab farm fires imperil Delhi’s airIndiaSpend. November 24.

Pazzanese, Christina. 2015. Making government work. Harvard Gazette. November 10.

Pande, Rohini, Robert Rosenbaum and Kevin Rowe. 2015. Closing India’s implementation gap on pollution control. Fair Observer. August 24.

Menon, Meena. 2015. High pollution cuts short Indian lives by 3 years. Hindu Times, February 22.

Harris, Gardiner. 2015. Polluted Air cuts years off lives of millions in India, study finds. New York Times, February 21.

Durrant, Colin. 2015. Support for seven from President’s climate fund. Harvard Gazette. February 11.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. 2015. Gujarat’s Pollution Control authority adopts environmental audit reforms after impact study shows they reduce pollution, January 29.

Rosenbaum, Robert. 2015. Gujarat’s Pollution Control authority adopts environmental audit reforms after impact study shows they reduce pollution, Evidence for Policy Design press release, January 28.


Lukose, A. 2014.  MPCB to Have Online Updates on Industrial Emissions Every 15 Minutes. Indian Express, March 9.

Greenstone, Michael and Rohini Pande. 2014. India's Particulate Problem, New York Times. February 9 [background material].

Sudarshan, Anant and Nicholas Ryan. 2014. The right to clean air. The Indian Express. February 6.


Bhatt, H. 2013. 10 Units to Get Emission Monitoring System. Times of India, Surat, December 12.

Greenstone, Michael. 2013. See Red Flags, Hear Red Flags. New York Times, Dec 6.

Kelleher, E. 2013. Report Questions Auditors’ Ethics. The Financial Times, October 13.

Dizikes, Peter. 2013. An experiment puts auditing under scrutiny: Unique study reduces pollution in India while calling conventional auditing markets into question, MIT News Office, October 9.

Woody, Todd. 2013. India cut pollution by not letting the polluters pay to be audited, Quartz, October 9.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. 2013. Truth-telling in third-party audits: Featuring an evaluation by Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan, The J-PAL Briefcase. October.

Wessel, D. “Paying Auditors for Honest Appraisals: An Experiment in India’s Gujarat State Shows a Way to Realign Interests and Incentives.” The Wall Street Journal. July 17, 2013.

Bhatt, H. 2013. In a First, Surat to Run Emission Trading Scheme. Times of India, Surat, June 6.

India’s Central Pollution Control Board. 2013. Specifications and Guidelines for Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) for PM Measurement with Special Reference to Emission Trading Programs.


Glaeser, E. “When helpful intentions go up in smoke.” April 19, 2012.


Duflo, E., M. Greenstone, R. Pande and N. Ryan. “Making environmental audits honest.” New York Times. August 5, 2011.

Greenstone, M. and R. Pande. “An act of commission on emissions.” Indian Express. May 2, 2011.

Asian giants embrace emissions trading.” Carbon Positive. April 15, 2011.

Eluvangal, S. “Jairam Ramesh inaugurates "cap and trade" for air pollutants.” Daily News and Analysis. March 24, 2011.

India launches National consultation for air pollutants,” The Times of India. March 24, 2011.


Duflo, E., M. Greenstone, R. Pande and N. Ryan. “Towards an Emissions Trading Scheme for Air Pollutants in India,” CEEPR Working Paper, WP-2010-011. 2010.

India's Ministry of Environment and Forests. "Innovative Instruments for Environmental Regulation," conference held in New Delhi, July 21, 2010.