TERI in the News

9 record(s) found in 'January 2014'

  • Q&A: The IPCC's Rajendra K Pachauri on climate tech

    30 January 2014| SciDev.Net

    As the first part of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which deals with the physical science of climate change, is launched this week (30 January), SciDev.Net speaks to Dr R K Pachauri, the panel\'s chair, about science and the climate policy challenges ahead. Dr Pachauri tells SciDev.Net why technology transfer does not worry him and how developing nations have the capacity to build their own renewable energy technology.

  • 5 Indian think tanks in world's top 150: Survey

    28 January 2014| The Times of India

    Five Indian thinktanks have made it to the list of top 150 worldwide. At rank 50 is Centre for Civil Society (CCS), at 102 is Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), at 107 is The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) followed by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) at 114 and Development Alternatives (DA) at 140. According to a survey conducted by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of University of Pennsylvania, Brookings Institution was ranked the top think tank in the world followed by Chatham House (UK), Carnegie Endowment and International Studies (US), Center for Strategic and International Studies (US) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden).

  • Global Centre launch

    26 January 2014| The New Indian Express

    As part of its corporate social responsibility, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is all set to launch a Global Centre for Sustainability, CSR and Innovation for finding systematic solutions for challenges faced by the society for sustainable development. The centre was formally inaugurated by Chairman, Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change and Director-General, TERI, Dr R K Pachauri, at Amrita Engineering College Auditorium in Amritapuri, Kerala. Dr Pachauri was announced as the distinguished faculty to lead this venture. It was also announced that TERI would be the intellectual partner of the new centre.

  • Australia's Deakin University and TERI announce expansion of research centre in New Delhi

    24 January 2014| Education News India

    A renowned international research centre jointly run by TERI of India and Deakin University in Australia will undergo a major expansion to meet the growing need for scientific solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. Announcing the expansion, Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander and TERI Director-General Dr R K Pachauri said the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Research Centre would be housed in a new state-of-the-art facility in Gual Pahari, Gurgaon near New Delhi.

  • Experts urge government to patronize non-motorised vehicles

    14 January 2014| The Times of India

    Experts who attended a civic forum held recently in Kolkata on 'Improved vehicles and clean fuel for better air quality' urged the government to patronise non-motorised vehicles. The forum was jointly organised by TERI and West Bengal Pollution Control Board. The idea was to sensitize key stakeholders on the issue of clean vehicles and fuels for air quality improvements and discuss key strategies for control of air pollution in urban centres. The aim was to enhance awareness on the technical and management issues of vehicular pollution control and come up with an action plan. This forum was an opportunity for all the stakeholders to understand the issues and solutions; raise this concern to demand better air quality to breathe which is the fundamental right of the citizens of India.

  • Despite high court rap, no policy on e-rickshaws

    10 January 2014| The Times of India

    Despite a rap from the Delhi high court over its inability to regulate e-rickshaws, the government seems to be in a state of inertia over a policy on them. After it got TERI to conduct a study on the e-rickshaws, the transport department drafted a policy paper on them. However, the government is yet to take a decision on drafting the policy.

  • Yes Bank inks MoU with TERI to promote sustainable development

    10 January 2014| The Economic Times

    Yes Bank, as part of its CSR activity, has signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI BCSD (Business Council for Sustainable Development) to accelerate momentum for sustainable development, environmental management, social responsibility and sustained economic performance, among Indian corporates. The MoU will enable Yes Bank to work with BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector on responsible finance, financial inclusion, especially focusing on agri, MSME and tourism sectors.

  • Cloud powered rooftop solar PV power estimation tool from TERI

    5 January 2014| EE Herald

    TERI has announced that it is presently developing cloud computing based open-source web-GIS tool for estimating rooftop solar PV power generation potential particularly for Chandigarh area. There is significant scope for installing solar rooftop photovoltaic systems in many Indian cities. This tool is getting designed to help people to investigate their locations of interest and perform pre-processed analysis.

  • AAP's water, energy concerns admirable - but not best way- R K Pachauri

    3 January 2014| The Times of India

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, is watching Aam Aadmi Party's moves on water and electricity supply. In this interview, Dr Pachauri discusses alternative suggestions, why citizens should help clean rivers-and why consuming locally grown food is a step forward.