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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    Policy Brief

    Improving air conditioners in India

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

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    Changing climate moving people

    What was home once, will only see me as a guest now

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    What are HFCs?

    Know why it is important to control what we created as a solution

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    Scaling up climate finance for and in developing countries

    Side event at UNFCCC meeting of Subsidiary Bodies 48 (SB48)

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Projects

Articles

Climate Change Adaptation: Finding Untapped Opportunities in Uttarakhand

High up in the tough terrains of Uttarakhand, located are the remote villages of Rudraprayag. In these upper Himalayas, where the land used to be usually covered with about a feet of snow upto a decade ago, climate change has decimated the amount of snowfall to hardly about 6 inches, which too melts away quickly. Although more bare land is available now for farming, it is still usually deprived of nutrients to support the cultivation of green vegetables or the finest variety of rice. The farming community is usually restricted to growing wheat, millets, and tuberous roots such as turmeric.

Can micro measures in urban cities offset the impact of heat stress?

Mr Ganesh Gorti

The growing instances of the impacts of extreme heat are a warning sign for what awaits us. The year 2015 saw massive heat related causalities across India, and Delhi was no exception to this. A year later, in 2016, the whole of South-Asia was reeling under persistent extreme heat conditions, and this has now become a yearly affair.

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'

July 16, 2018
to July 20, 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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Scaling up climate finance for and in developing countries

May 7, 2018
to May 7, 2018

TERI organized a side event at the UNFCCC meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies 48 (SB48) on scaling up climate finance for and in developing countries.

Stakeholder workshop, project meeting and capacity building workshop on linking climate and development policies

March 19, 2018
to March 22, 2018

TERI, in partnership with IIASA, is organising a stakeholder workshop, project meeting and a capacity building workshop for the project 'Linking Climate and Development Policies- Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing (CD-LINKS)'. The CD-LINKS project brings together a consortium of 19 leading international research organizations to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development goals.

News

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

February 16, 2018 |
February 16, 2018
DNA

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018, organized by TERI. The Prime Minister, addressing the gathering at the inaugural speech, laid emphasis on the major current environmental problems that are being faced by the developing nations. Mr Modi added that successful climate action needs access to financial resources and technology. Technology can help countries like India to develop sustainably and enable poor to benefit from it.

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PM to inaugurate WSDS 2018

February 12, 2018 |
February 13, 2018
Business Standard

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2018 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on February 16. The event being organised by TERI aims to bring together global leaders on the issue of sustainable development, energy and environment. Themed 'Partnerships for a Resilient Planet', WSDS 2018 aims to create action frameworks to resolve some of the most urgent challenges facing developing economies in the backdrop of climate change.

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TERI, EPTRI team up with NOAA to strengthen climate modeling

February 8, 2018 |
February 9, 2018
Business Standard

TERI and the Environmental Protection Training Research Institute (EPTRI) announced a partnership with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to strengthen climate modelling capacity in India. The move would strengthen disaster risk reduction and reduce the population's vulnerability to climate risk and extreme weather events through enhanced awareness, coordination and adaptive capacity of local communities.

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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

Minimum Support Price of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) and Its Sustainable Harvest: A Social Safety Measure for MFP Collectors in India

February 15, 2018

Forests in India are treated primarily as social and environmental resource, and only secondarily, as commercial resource. More than 300 million people derive full or partial livelihood and sustenance need from forests. Many a times, communities are compelled to harvest forest produce unsustainably due to lack of adequate finance to meet their day to day life supporting needs. With such large population dependent on forest resources, the minor forest produce (MFP) sector is India’s largest unorganized sector.

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