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Dr R K Pachauri

Last week the Summary for Policy Makers approved by the member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is part of the Third Assessment Report of Working Group?I of the IPCC, was released in a meeting held at Shanghai. This report builds on the previous two assessments of the IPCC and represents the effort of...

Dr R K Pachauri

Once again the rich and the powerful gathered in Davos, Switzerland to ask questions on the digital divide and the economic divide in the world. This year's Davos extravaganza indicated a certain shift from such previous annual events. For one, there was no high level representation from the US government, perhaps because the new administration is...

Dr R K Pachauri

The Dabhol project cannot be seen as black or white. We should look at the context in which the project was formulated and the contract for its implementation. In 1991 when the government of India opened the power sector to private investments, a large number of potential investors expressed interest in setting up independent power projects in...

Dr R K Pachauri

Security concerns worldwide have generally been confined to traditional aspects dealing with military issues and political conflict. In actual fact, environmental stress has emerged as a major concern over the past few decades, with ecological impacts leading to conflict of a different kind. There is, therefore, need to understand environmental...

Dr R K Pachauri

As this issue of TERI Newswire goes to press, the entire northern grid has suffered a major collapse, plunging all of northern India into one of the worst power breakdowns in recent years. The government has set up a committee to inquire into the factors behind this failure and the means by which such occurrences can be prevented in the future....

Dr R K Pachauri

Featuring R K Pachauri, Director, TERI and Vice Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Richard Elliot Benedick, Deputy Director, Environmental and Health Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and President, National Council for Science and the Environment. Sponsored by the Environmental Change and...

Dr R K Pachauri

While all the world has been watching the twists and turns of the US presidential elections, a crisis that normally would have caused great concern, at least in the US, has not received adequate coverage in the media. California, the most economically advanced state in the US, has been going through a precarious period of power shortages in recent...

Dr R K Pachauri

Many observers had anticipated that the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) to the FCCC (Framework Convention on Climate Change) would not result in any decision or action of significance. But the complete collapse of the negotiations, which at a late stage of deliberations were heading towards some sort of compromise, came as a surprise to...

Dr R K Pachauri

In a majority decision, with two judges including the Chief Justice of India in favour of the Narmada project and one member of the apex court dissenting, the Supreme Court has ruled that construction work on the dam up to a height of 90 metres be taken up immediately.

Dr R K Pachauri

The Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) is taking place at The Hague to hammer out a consensus on actions to be taken for protecting the earth's climate. It was three years ago that in Kyoto the protocol that goes by the name of the city was drafted and agreed on. Admittedly, the draft that was approved came in the final hours of the Kyoto COP...

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