TERI in the News

27 record(s) found in 'January 2007'

  • Iceland's President accepts seat in Indian council

    23 January 2007| Iceland Review

    Iceland's President, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, has decided to accept the offer of a seat in the India Council for Sustainable Development, which held its first meeting on 22 January 2007. The council's goal is to strengthen the Indian economic system without harming the environment with sustainable development as a priority. One of the first projects the India Council for Sustainable Development will work on is to find a solution to the problem of melting glaciers in the Himalayas which threatens the livelihood of hundreds of millions of Indians, as glacial water floods the country's main rivers.

  • China and India warned their water is running out

    23 January 2007| The Guardian

    The world is running out of water and needs a radical plan to tackle shortages that threaten humanity's ability to feed itself, according to Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN's Millennium Project. Professor Sachs told an environment conference in Delhi that the world had "no more rivers to take water from". India and China were facing severe water shortages and neither could use the same strategies for raising food output which has fed millions in recent times.

  • Policies suggested to achieve environmental sustainability

    23 January 2007| The Hindu

    Bringing into focus the need for India to achieve a sustainable pattern of production and consumption to preserve its natural ecosystem for future generation, Union Minister of Environment and Forests Mr A Raja advocated for a variety of policies and action in this regard. The Minister was speaking at a three-day Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2007 organized by TERI with an aim to explore the natural resources dimensions to meet the MDGs.

  • Climate change major threat for India

    23 January 2007| Hindustan Times

    Terming India and China as major future threats for adverse impact of climate change, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to the UN Secretary General, asked both countries to deploy Carbon Capturing Summarisation in the new power plants to reduce carbon emissions. On the sidelines of DSDS, Prof. Sachs said both the countries are planning huge thermal power plants to meet their future energy need and they should look at new environment-friendly technologies.

  • US should junk its military lens

    23 January 2007| The Economic Times

    The US needs to stop looking at development through the military lens, said Dr Jeffery D Sachs. While addressing TERI's Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, he said that while the US spends $600 billion on military development, only $4 billion is spent on aid for developing countries. Citing examples of the US military approach towards political and economic instability in Somalia and Sudan, Dr Sachs said the root of the problem was poverty and there was a need for a different approach

  • Delhi Sustainable Development Summit begins

    23 January 2007| The Tribune

    Organized by TERI, the seventh chapter of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit commenced on 22 January 2007. Mr A Raja, Minister for Environment and Forests, delivered the inaugural address, while Ms Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, presided over the ceremonies. Titled 'Meeting the MDGs: Exploring the Natural Resource Dimensions', the three-day summit this year will explore the natural resource dimensions to sustainable development

  • Millennium goals're Sachs easy to meet

    23 January 2007| The Economic Times

    India does not require miracle solutions for meeting its millennium development goals (MDG) of water, sanitation, education and health, Prof. Jeffery D Sachs, special adviser to the UN secretary-general said. While addressing TERI's Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, he said the solutions don't require long-term investment and are really as simple as providing a village a clinic, a school and a borewell. The MDGs are the eight goals charted by the UN for member-states to try to achieve by 2015. The goals include hunger and poverty eradication, education and gender equality, and aim at combating child mortality, AIDS and other diseases. The UN millennium declaration of 2000 commits the UN member-states to set its own targets to achieve the goals.

  • Delhi hosts 7th international summit on sustainable development

    23 January 2007| India PRwire

    TERI, India's leading research and development institute, is organizing the seventh chapter of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit from January 22-24. Titled 'Meeting the MDGs: Exploring the Natural Resource Dimensions', the summit this year will explore the natural resource dimensions to sustainable development. The DSDS, an annual international event organized by TERI since 2001, has emerged as the only forum on global sustainability issues with an accentuated thrust on problems relating to the developing world. The DSDS brings the finest minds of the world together to deliberate upon and set forth paradigms and approaches of sustainable development

  • Taking the right road to development

    23 January 2007| Deccan Herald

    With an urgency to his keynote speech on sustainable lifestyles at a workshop on 'Energy, environment and development, analyzing the opportunities for reducing poverty', Prof Emil Salim, former minister for population and environment, Indonesia, said there was need for government intervention to correct market prices by internal social and ecological costs and benefits in the economy. The workshop was organized by TERI, IVE and IDDRI in Bangalore recently

  • Baseless fear of economic hardship hampers efforts to curb climate change - UN official

    22 January 2007| UN News Centre

    A lack of global leadership on climate change, stemming from an unwarranted fear of economic hardship, is seriously hampering efforts to combat global warming, the top United Nations official dealing with the issue has warned. "Industrialized countries fear unwillingness on the part of their developing country competitors to act and are therefore reluctant to take the first step themselves," the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr Yvo de Boer, told this year's Delhi Sustainable Development Summit held in the Indian capital.