TERI in the News

9 record(s) found in 'January 2012'

  • TERI's Sustainable Development summit begins on Thursday

    31 January 2012| The Hindu

    To fulfill its vision of "working towards global sustainable development, creating innovative solutions for a better tomorrow", TERI has announced that its flagship event, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), will begin on 2 February 2012. The annual event focuses on tackling key developmental issues of the times and has global support from over 60 countries, attracting participation from heads of government and ministers, and a host of other dignitaries comprising Nobel laureates, development practitioners, scientists, academics and corporate leaders.

  • Delhi Sustainable Development Summit to focus on resource protection

    30 January 2012| Indo-Asian News Service

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 12th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) which will focus on protection of natural resources and assess the progress made in protecting the planet in the last two decades. DSDS 2012 will be the first important meeting of global leaders preceding the June 2012, Rio+20 Summit. The June 2012 Summit in Brazil marks twenty years of the 1992 Earth Summit which will witness leaders of the world come together to deliberate and devise a plan for a sustainable future.

  • TERI to study biomass power potential

    25 January 2012| The Hindu

    Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited has commissioned TERI to do a study on biomass power potential in the State. As part of the study, TERI would prepare a master plan for development of not only biomass power plants but also plantations to support such power plants. The study, which would also suggest technological parameters to be followed, is expected to be completed by April-May.

  • India to face challenges on energy front, says Pachauri

    16 January 2012| The Economic Times

    India would face serious challenges in energy security if business continued in the inefficient manner as it is being conducted at present. The country is facing a serious challenge in energy security because of increasing demand for it at rates dangerously high, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI said. He said that India would run into problem, not in physical supply of energy but costs which would be extremely unbearable.

  • TERI studying impact of climate change on states; Maharashtra report soon

    13 January 2012| The Financial Express

    With its long coastal line and largely rainfed agriculture climate change is expected to impact Maharashtra. To understand what this impact of climate change would mean to Maharashtra and what it needs to do mitigate this, TERI is working on a study on how it would affect weather, agriculture, and health.

  • Twenty projects to come up in Pune under 'GRIHA'

    12 January 2012| Business Standard

    As many as 20 residential projects will come up in Pune and Pimpri- Chinchwad areas developed on Green Buildings Concept under GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. He was speaking at a seminar organized by CREDAI Pune on the science of climate change, the impacts of continued greenhouse gas emissions & mitigation technologies from the perspective of green buildings. CREDAI-National has entered in to a MoU with GRIHA for wide campaigning on the Green Building Concept amongst the Member Developer throughout India.

  • Karnataka formulating ICT policy for schools

    11 January 2012| The Hindu

    Aimed at leveraging technology in the field of education, particularly primary and secondary schools in Karnataka, the State Government is working towards formulating a comprehensive ICT (Information and Communications Technology) policy for the sector this year. Ms Ranjana Saikia, Director, Educating Youth for Sustainable Development initiative at TERI, said that ICT could play a critical role in the development sector. She added that she hoped that more budgets would be allocated to building an IT infrastructure in the 12th Five Year Plan.

  • Delhi petrol pumps spew cancerous fumes

    9 January 2012| India Today

    A study conducted at 40 petrol pumps of Delhi has found that the level of toxic fumes containing pollutants known as volatile organic compounds - benzene, toluene and xylene among them - is several thousand times higher than the permissible limits. All those who visit pumps are exposed to these carcinogenic fumes. Experts are of the view that the danger the pollutants pose to the health of attendants, who spend 10 to 12 hours daily at a station, is substantially greater. The study, carried out by TERI, covers fuel stations belonging to Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum. And polluting pumps are located across the city, including in prime areas such as South Extension, Lodhi Road, Defence Colony, Vikas Marg, Connaught Place and Chanakyapuri.

  • Pachauri to set up TERI unit in Bengal

    2 January 2012| The Times of India

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC, has said he would soon set up a unit of TERI in West Bengal to work on climate change impact. The unit will be set up at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district to give more intensity to study on climate change impact and work for the protection of the environment. Welcoming Dr Pachauri's initiative for the state, the state's chief minister said her government was ready to extend all cooperation to his institute.