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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    Road to COP24

    Climate Finance - Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

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    Heat stress: Learning to adapt before it gets too hot

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    Storm Havoc: Better to worry now than regret later

    Natural events are no more a national concern; rising impact requires international collaborations

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    Securing our cities in the face of climate change

    Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat lead the way in developing urban resilience

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    High-level GCAS Official Affiliate Event: India Climate Actions

    12th September, 2018 | San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

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Projects

Articles

Road to COP24

Ms Tamiksha Singh

Climate Finance - Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Storm Havoc: Better to worry now than regret later

Ms Shreya Trivedi

Natural events are no more a national concern; rising impact requires international collaborations

Forests in India are net source of GHG emissions

Dr Jitendra Vir Sharma

While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource. This situation will remain unchanged if related policies and programmes are implemented at their current pace and commitment.

Events

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

November 26, 2018
to November 30, 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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Workshop on Climate and Health

October 23, 2018
to October 24, 2018

This workshop is part of the India-U.S. Partnership for Climate Resilience (PCR) and the Understanding Climate Health Associations in India (UCHAI) initiative, this is partially supported by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The workshop will showcase global and national efforts of quantifying climate and health risks, discuss innovative strategies to reduce human suffering, and foster collaboration between climate and health professionals and experts.

Special session on 'Energy Transitions for Climate Resilience' at Climate Week NYC

September 25, 2018
to September 25, 2018

An international dialogue of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) on 'Energy Transitions for Climate Resilience' will be co-hosted by TERI and ETC India, as part of the Climate Week in New York. This special event will be powered by NTPC.

Discussions held in New York will be brought forth to the WSDS stage where they will be further deliberated by subject experts.

News

Floods in India: Is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?

August 23, 2018
| Mr Prasoon Singh
| Hindustan Times

The occurrence probability of rainfall intensity, duration and frequency are going to increase in the future in all emission scenarios developed by the International Panel for Climate Change. Thus, the high intensity and longer duration of rainfall is the likely hydrological future of India. Apart from weather extremes; unplanned development, encroachments in riparian zones, failure of flood control structures, unplanned reservoir operations, poor drainage infrastructure, land use change and sedimentation in river beds are exacerbating floods.

Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

August 12, 2018 |
August 12, 2018
Business Standard

India has to offer a lot of positive examples of climate ambition and clean energy development, Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur said. The growth of renewables, the increase in energy efficiency, scaling up of electric mobility and even the recognition of linkages between air quality and climate change all demonstrate the country's climate action, Dr Mathur said. The challenges posed by climate change offer a slew of opportunities for corporate houses to take the lead.

Monsoon floods will only get worse in India. This is what can be done to help

August 4, 2018
| Mr Prasoon Singh
| Daily O

Several studies on the Indian region have documented a significant rise in the frequency and duration of monsoon rainfall during the recent decades. Therefore, increase in frequency of high intensity and erratic rainfall is the likely hydrological future of India. TERI, with the use of high-end hydrological and spatial models, studied the urban flood issue in the entire Mumbai Metropolitan area and identified flood hotspot areas within the city.

Policy

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach

May 4, 2018

Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

Improving air conditioners in India

April 26, 2018

Most modern ACs in India already use climate friendly gases, but increasing their energy efficiency will further boost carbon reduction

SDGs: An imperative for climate change

November 13, 2017

This paper examines the historical progression of the important global developments and climate change agendas as well as throws light on the interface between climate change and sustainable development. The paper

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
Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Area Convenor, International Implementation