Experts recommend to set up a national digital library platform that nations can adopt
India Education Dairy, 30 November 2013
Delivering the special address at the valedictory session of ICDL 2013, Mr V Srinivas, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India said that ICDL 2013 is a huge success as it has pioneering recommendations with regard to taking digital library movement forward.
Heading towards a sustainable future
The Hindustan Times, 27 November 2013
TERI University, instituted by TERI, has won the 'Greenest University and Research Institution' award at the inaugural Climate Change Awards organised by Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) - a news and analysis website. It won around ten awards at the function.
Invest little to ward off cold, save energy
The Times of India, 18 November 2013
Ms Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI, has monitored some houses in Dehradun which have a sustainable design. They found a difference of four degrees in these houses - which is quite a lot.
Efficient buildings can help cut emissions
The Hindu (Bangalore edition), 16 November 2013
Bangalore has witnessed a 37 per cent decadal population growth spurring an 'exponential' construction rate, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, has said. Urban growth in Bangalore, the country's third most populous city, has been 'haphazard' and put pressure on both energy and water resources, said Dr Pachauri, in his inaugural address through video conference at the GRIHA Regional Conference, 'Innovations in sustainable buildings'. GRIHA is a national rating system that evaluates environmental performance of buildings in its life cycle.
Seminar at Gitam on Nanobiotech
The New Indian Express (Hyd),, 15 November 2013
To apprise students about the upcoming trends in nanobiotechnology, GITAM University is organising a two-day national seminar on 17-18 December 2013. Experts in the field like Dr Alok Adholeya from TERI, New Delhi, Dr Madhusudhan Rao from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Prof. D N Rao from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences were among those who will participate in the seminar.
Conference on innovations in buildings
The Hindu, 13 November 2013
'Innovations in buildings', the 4th GRIHA regional conference on sustainable habitats will be held in Bangalore from 15 November. The two-day conference has been organised by Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) and TERI. This conference will deliberate on green cities and sustainable tourism among other issues.
Intellectual Property Rights with Pachauri
The Verb (The Huffington Post), 12 November 2013
In an interview with The Verb, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, has called for greater collaboration between organisations from all over the world in the development of new technologies to tackle the challenge of climate change. Dr Pachauri also called for developing countries to take on more responsibility for resolving the challenges posed by intellectual property rights when it comes to technology transfer.
Autonomous body may now audit water usage
The Times of India, 7 November 2013
Referring to figures showing how the country is gradually staring at a water crisis, participants at the second India Water Forum-organized by TERI in association with water resources and other central ministries-pitched for adopting new technologies like drip and sprinkler irrigation at a wider scale to conserve water in agriculture. Calling for an urgent action to deal with the situation through 'water use efficiency', Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, emphasized on looking at the projection of water availability and warned that the threat of an impending water crisis would affect all individuals around the world.
TERI University wins the 'Greenest University and Research Institution' award for 2013
Web Newswire, 7 November 2013
TERI University, instituted by TERI, has won the 'Greenest University and Research Institution' award in a competitive assessment, edging out other prestigious global institutions like Copenhagen University, Denmark, University of Plymouth, UK, Deakin University, Australia, and Unity College, Maine, USA, among others. The award is one amongst ten inaugural Climate Change Awards organized by Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) - a news and analysis website.
Climate Change or Climate Chaos!
ECO (Earth Care Optimised), 2 November 2013
India is home to an extraordinary variety of climatic regions, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate and snow clad alpine in the Himalayan north. Climate change, the greatest global challenge, is already showing its dark side here, which might affect the whole ecosystem and ecology. In an interview with ECO, Manish Kumar Shrivastava of TERI shares his thoughts on weird weather becoming a norm, changing weather patterns, climate change impacts and disaster management options for the country.