Climate

In the post-Paris agreement era, accelerating climate action is the biggest hope to ensure a safe future for all. In India, our work focuses on climate modelling to develop a better understanding of climate variability at regional scales. We study the risks and vulnerabilities of key sectors such as water, health, agriculture and industry. Our work in climate science is inextricably linked to policy research and recommendations for the Indian government to shape its domestic policies, as well as contribute to its position in global negotiations. Through a number of initiatives, we are beginning to extend our knowledge and research in climate science and policy to other emerging economies.

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    Discussion Paper

    India's ambition is substantial in social, political and environmental terms: Key messages from India's NDC

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    Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

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    HFCs – Enabling efficient refrigerant transitions

    Know about our work in enabling industry wide adoption of efficient cooling technology

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  • Project Report

    Brown to Green Report: Global action too little to limit warming to less than 2 degrees

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    Assam and the economic costs of climate change

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Projects

Articles

Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

Ms Noemie Leprince Ringuet
,
Mr R R Rashmi

The Energy and Resources Institute is attending the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14th December 2018. This is a summary of developments over the course of week 1, and an analysis of what can be expected for week 2.

Assam and the economic costs of climate change

Ms Trisanki Saikia

Assam, due to its geographic location and poor socio-economic conditions, offers a good example of the need to take into account the economic burden of climate change

Towards COP24: From Bangkok to Katowice

Mr Abhishek Kaushik
,
Ms Noemie Leprince Ringuet

For successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, issues frustrating developing and developed nations must be resolved; political trade-offs may provide an answer

Events

World Sustainable Development Summit 2019

February 11, 2019
to February 13, 2019

Training programmes on 'Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement and Rehabilitation'

December 17, 2018
to December 21, 2018

TERI has designed a five day training programme to equip stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required for compliance with the legal and procedural aspects of the Act and to address the community processes of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation.

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Capacity building for climate change - at COP 24

December 13, 2018
to December 13, 2018

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi is hosting an event on the sidelines of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on the topic “Capacity building on climate change'. The event will be held at the India Pavilion in COP24 on 13th December, 2018, 11am to 1pm (local time).

News

New rules, old games

December 19, 2018
| Mr R R Rashmi
| The Indian Express

Considering the fact that global emissions are rising, and emerging countries are expected to contribute to emission reductions, the challenge for a country like India is to keep a healthy balance between national developmental needs and international obligations to account for the emissions. The Paris Agreement does assure flexibility to those developing countries that need it, according to their capacity. However, two decisions taken in Katowice would determine the extent of the flexibility available to India.

Pollution is now a political subject, that's its big success: TERI chief Ajay Mathur

November 21, 2018 |
November 21, 2018
The Hindu

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI is also a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and has been part of India's negotiating team in earlier editions of the United Nations-convened Conference of the Parties (COP). In this interview, Dr Mathur speaks about the expectations from the Katowice Climate Change Conference and how to tackle pollution.

How the cement industry is helping India meet its climate goals

November 16, 2018
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

The transition to a circular economy needs to become part of the mainstream discourse on development. A circular economy means that waste from one part of the chain of economic activity becomes an input for some other productive economic activity. This requires a radical transformation. For such a radical transformation to take place, constructive partnerships among different sectors of industry would be critical. Evolving a feasible policy, regulatory and other enabling measures that deliver outcomes would be the challenge.

Policy

India's ambition is substantial in social, political and environmental terms: Key messages from India's NDC

December 7, 2018
India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) must be seen in a holistic manner, the aim being to achieve sustainable development within the framework of 8 quantitative and qualitative NDCs. India's plan as per its quantified NDC targets is to: lower emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% compared to 2005 levels by 2030; increase total cumulative electricity generation from fossil free energy sources to 40% by 2030; create additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons through additional forest and tre

'India can manage a progressive transition from coal to renewables'

December 4, 2018

In the coal vs renewables question in India, a more flexible power system can help manage a progressive transition, according to TERI's new discussion paper 'Coal Transition in India'

Loss and Damage: The Gradual Progression and the Road Ahead

October 31, 2018

Loss and damage, in the context of climate change, is associated with the particular impacts of climate change in developing countries vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather events. In this article, Kavya Bajaj helps us understand the milestone developments that have taken place in various climate conferences regarding this controversial mechanism.

Services

Climate change risk assessment

We generate climate projections at global and regional scales and impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessments in key sectors using established models and our in-house super-computing facility. We also conducts GHG inventorization and mitigation analysis. We provide national and international policy analysis and review, and contribute to key issues in negotiations encompassing adaptation, mitigation, technology, and finance.

Team

Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization