TERI in the News

7 record(s) found in 'January 2011'

  • PM to inaugurate 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit'

    24 January 2011| The Times of India

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), being organized by TERI, on 3 February 2011. Afghanistan President Mr Hamid Karzai, President of the Dominican Republic Mr Leonel Fernandez Reyna, and President of Seychelles Mr James Alix Michel will attend the conference. 'Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia' will be the theme of the conference. Decision-makers from governments, corporate, NGOs, multi/bilateral organisations, academia and research institutions will be attending the 11th edition of the summit from 3-5 February. Nobel Laureates Prof Joseph Stiglitz (Professor, Columbia University, USA), Dr Yuan-Tseh Lee (president, Academia Sinica, Taiwan) and Prof Sir James A Mirrlees (Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge) will also address the conference.

  • Zayed Future Energy Prize awards US$1.5 million to wind energy leader and pioneer Vestas

    18 January 2011| Business Wire

    His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the prestigious US$1.5 million 2011 Zayed Future Energy Prize to Danish manufacturer of wind turbines, Vestas, in recognition of its outstanding leadership to pioneer wind energy, even during periods where demand for renewable energy waned. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the jury and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said that Vestas clearly stood out for a number of reasons, and most importantly, for dynamically changing wind-energy technology, something that requires imagination, vision and dedication.

  • Government to be urged to digitize public libraries

    14 January 2011| PTI News

    TERI and the RRRLF (Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation) will urge the government to digitise public libraries across the country. The International Conference on Digital Library Management, organised by TERI and RRRLF, also passed a resolution to this effect.

  • Abdullah to ask developers to adopt green buildings

    7 January 2011| MSN News

    Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah said he would ask leading developers to adopt green buildings in their future construction activities to help minimise the effects of green house gas emissions. During his address at the National Conference on Green Designs: Buildings and Habitats, the Minister said he would be meeting leading developers to seek their cooperation in achieving energy security and ecological security through green and sustainable construction activities. Commenting on the GRIHA energy rating system for green buildings, Dr Abdullah said that he was glad that TERI is coming up with a simple version of the rating that helps to make out new homes green and sustainable. GRIHA is the country''s National Rating System for Green buildings and is endorsed by the ministry. It is based on nationally accepted energy and environmental principles and seeks to strike a balance between established practices and emerging concepts both in the country and abroad.

  • ADaRSH in association with MNRE and TERI Organizes the National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats

    7 January 2011| Business Wire India

    ADaRSH, a platform to facilitate a pan-India, ongoing interaction and networking between building professionals, developers and government officials in association with TERI and the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) organized the two-day National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats. Present on the occasion were Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister, MNRE; Mr Deepak Gupta, Secretary, MNRE; Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI; along with government officials, architects, engineers and construction managements professionals from across the country. The two day conference also hosted an exhibition on the sidelines to showcase green building products, energy efficient solutions and new technologies & services available today to build a sustainable habitat.

  • Gift a sapling

    3 January 2011| The Hindu

    The St.Anthony's School in Andhra Pradesh has tied up Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, which was nodal school to conduct environment activities in Medak district under TERI- DELL Climate EduXchange programme being implemented at Sangareddy, Ramachandrapuram and Beeramguda in the state. The programme was aimed at educating the students about climate change.

  • MMRDA to identify eco hotspots in city

    2 January 2011| The Hindustan Times

    Concerned about the deteriorating environment conditions in the city, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) has asked TERI to identify environmental hot spots and help draft plans to preserve the city’s natural wetlands and eco-sensitive areas. The report will also help identify the flora and fauna of the region, estimate the carbon footprint of MMRDA and the impact of its projects on the environment. The report will also help the MMRDA develop programmes and projects for preservation of natural wetlands within the boundaries of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, devising methodologies and or policies for preservation of ecosystems, assessment of impact of human influx on infrastructure projects, promotion of green buildings, achieving energy efficiency in MMRDA buildings and applications of renewable energy.