TERI in the News
TERI-Transco tie-up to conserve energy25 January 2007| The Statesman
In order to get technical know-how on conservation of energy, the Delhi Transco Ltd has signed MoU with TERI. This was announced on the occasion of the annual DSDS 2007 organized by TERI. With the MoU signed between TERI and DTL, the former would provide technical guidance on power conservation to the Delhi government. TERI would assist in implementing the energy efficiency programmes including efficient lighting systems, efficient motors and pumps in government and commercial buildings. As part of the action plan drawn up for consultation with TERI, DTL had set up Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre in July 2006.
Green biz park by March 200925 January 2007| The Telegraph
After Technopolis, touted to be the "country's first IT infrastructure" conforming to the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification, Calcutta is now set to have its "first green business park". Synthesis, a 650,000-sq-ft twin-tower commercial property coming up in Action Area II of New Town, Rajarhat, promises to carry the green crusade forward with a design that is in "orientation with the climatic conditions". The project embraces the guiding principles of LEED and TERI.
Indian biogas charity joins US emissions mart25 January 2007| Reuters
A charity, which promotes biogas production among poor farmers, became the first Indian member of a United States-based climate exchange that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the chairman of the mart said. The CCX (Chicago Climate Exchange) legally binds its members, the majority of which are U.S. corporates that say they are unable to meet carbon targets, to purchase credits from those who have trimmed emissions, or buy offsets from clean projects. "I am delighted that CCX is focusing on projects like this which benefit the poor and also reduce emissions," said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI.
France to set up UN body on environment25 January 2007| The Economic Times
Disappointed with the functioning of global environmental organizations, France plans to propose setting up of United Nations Environment Organization (UNEO) during a forthcoming worldwide conference in Paris during the first week of February. As part of this endeavour, Mr Alain Juppe, chairman of the committee of honour of the Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance, has met the environment minister Mr A Raja and TERI's Director-General Dr RK Pachauri. The French government believes that such an organization is necessary because of the flaws in the functioning of environmental organizations, including UNEP.
Slowing climate change debate gets hotter: India needs to take a proactive role sooner than later in addressing the issue of climate change in its own interest, insist experts at a New Delhi conference25 January 2007| The Financial Express
Globally 1990 was the warmest decade ever. The global average surface temperature is projected to increase by 1.4-5.8 degree C during 1990-2100. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasizes that the impacts of climate change will fall disproportionately upon developing countries and the poor all over the world, thereby exacerbating inequities in health status and access to adequate food, clean water and other resources.
An eye on food, energy, climate25 January 2007| Hindustan Times
India should take note of the rising inflationary trends, climate change and maintain a fine balance in the demand and supply chain, especially for food and fuel. The stagnation in wheat production for the last six years, attributed to changing climate patterns in North India, could just be an indicator of an impending food crisis. "Be it wheat, rice or grains, the situation is grim and serious," according to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr Jairam Ramesh. Mr Ramesh was giving his valedictory address at the seventh chapter of the DSDS organized by TERI.
Delhi government signs pact with TERI to save power25 January 2007| The Indian Express
The Delhi government signed a pact with TERI to promote energy efficiency in Delhi. The MoU seeks to promote energy efficiency through implementation of programmes including efficient lighting systems in government and commercial buildings, efficient motors and pumps, load management and power-saving street lighting. Besides this, the agreement also seeks partnership with organizations like CII, Assocham and FICCI for promoting energy efficiency in the industrial sector and conduct training for utility staff for programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The agreement was signed by Mr Rakesh Mehta, CMD Delhi Transco and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI during the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2007.
CSR awards24 January 2007| The Financial Express, Corporate Citizens
With environmental degradation becoming a major issue, several awards are being instituted to encourage corporates to take up CSR activities on a wide scale. The TERI awards for CSR are one of the most prestigious awards and have become an annual event involving corporates from a wide cross section of industry.
ADB VP calls for strong leadership, better governance on water management24 January 2007| ACN Newswire
Strong government leadership and healthy stakeholder participation are needed to ensure progress and improved governance in the water sector, an ADB Vice-President told the final day of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2007. Perhaps the most serious challenge facing us all today is that of sustainable water use," said Dr Khempheng Pholsena, Vice-President in charge of ADB's financial and administrative operations. She pointed out that Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) offers a comprehensive approach to improving planning, conservation, development, and management of water, forest, land and aquatic resources within a river basin context.
India set to get $150-m GEF aid for bio diversity24 January 2007| The Financial Express
India is likely to receive around $150-million assistance from the GEF (Global Environment Facility) in the next four years for several green projects and also those related to bio diversity conservation. The GEF chairperson, Dr Monique Barbut said, "India is a major beneficiary. We have financed several projects in India amounting to $180 million. GEF's financing led to co-financing by different agencies to the tune of $1 billion." Dr Barbut was in India to participate in the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit and discuss eco-development with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry