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Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director- Sustainable Development Outreach, TERI

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    The perils of water mismanagement

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    Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts

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    Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory

  • India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

    India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures
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India is perhaps at the center of the rapid urbanization currently sweeping the world, a theatre of human flight where populations are increasingly concentrating in cities. By one prediction, over 400 million Indians will inhabit cities by 2050.

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Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory
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The transport sector emissions of PM 2.5 will increase about three times and emissions of NOx will increase by about five times by 2030. This is because of the expected growth of vehicles and stagnancy in adoption of better fuel quality and vehicular emission norms in India. This scenario could lead to increased mortalities, reduced agricultural yields and disruption in rainfall patterns. A stunning new book now charts out the transition for the transportation sector to curb growing air pollution levels and reverse an impending crisis.

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The World Health Day on April 7 on theme of Food Safety provided an opportunity to review the gaps in the existing system and to define the pathway from the food security to food safety.

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) agreed at the UNFCCC is an option to implement Sustainable Forest Management in India. But we need to take forest-dependent communities along with us, while laying strong monitoring mechanisms and enforcement of regulatory provisions.

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Children in tribal areas of Maharashtra are overcoming malnutrition. A project of TERI-IOCL is promoting the concept of 'Nutri-Gardens' by working closely with farmers' associations.

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Disaster risk management can no longer remain isolated from the overall strategy of sustainable development. It is important to ensure that all potential risks of disasters and the mechanisms of reducing the risks of disasters are factored into each of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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By 2030, more than 600 million people would be living in urban areas. The 6th GRIHA Summit presented ecological solutions for resource-efficient and sustainable habitats for healthier living.

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The recently-established TERI Prakriti School is founded on values, reverence for nature and a focus on sustainable development.

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The road to achieve sustainable development goals and tackling climate change is an intellectual process. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015 was a milestone to map our common destiny.

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