TERI in the News
Pachauri hails budget announcement on climate change mechanism29 February 2008| WebIndia123.com
Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the UN's Nobel Prize winning climate change body IPCC, and Director-General of TERI has welcomed the announcement in the Budget regarding creation of an institutional mechanism to spearhead new initiatives related to climate change, saying the measure was the need of the hour.
Technological Collaboration Needed to Accelerate the Efforts to Combat Climate Change25 February 2008| Business Wire India
TERI organized a Facilitation workshop on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) at Work in New Delhi. The event showcased selected European Union technologies in renewables and facilitated interaction amongst Indian industries and the technology providers from EU countries. It was stressed that technological collaboration is needed to further accelerate the efforts to combat climate change. Biomass projects, wind energy, small hydro projects and solid waste management projects were showcased by both sides. The workshop aimed to identify SET/CDM project development opportunities in Asia in line with the technology needs and technology transfer aspects. The workshop also provided a platform for interaction amongst the buyers from EU and sellers of Certified Emission Reductions (CER) from India thus facilitating business cooperation between them.
Solar power on. Bharat on23 February 2008| Business Standard
Innovative models are being followed to take solar energy to rural homes in the country. TERI has undertaken an initiative wherein the solar part is segregated from the lantern. A charging station is installed at the village where villagers can come and get their batteries charged at an amount ranging from Rs 3 to Rs 5, varying from place to place. The villagers do not own the lamp, rather take it as and when required after paying the charging fee. The distribution model of TERI is based on a sponsorship system
Climate Action Plan in June: PM8 February 2008| The Statesman
Indiaâ€™s National Plan of Action on Climate Change will be released in June this year to address the challenges of global warming, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, indicated. The government is also considering setting up a venture capital fund to promote green technologies, Dr Singh said inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008, organized by TERI.
Government considering venture capital fund for green technologies8 February 2008| The Hindu
The Government is considering setting up a Venture Capital Fund to promote green technologies for a cleaner environment. It also proposes to create knowledge partnerships across countries to collaborate on climate change action. Inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008 organized by TERI. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the National Plan of Action on Climate Change would be released in June while emphasizing the need to ensure an acceptable standard of living for all people following sustainable path for development.
Debate needed on energy pricing policies8 February 2008| Business Standard
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, addressing the DSDS 2008, expressed concerns over what he termed â€œdistortionsâ€ that have crept into energy pricing policies in India, adding that there was a need for a widespread national debate on the matter.
PM calls for green tech transfer regime8 February 2008| Mint
India has called for a transparent regime that will enable the transfer of technology from rich countries to the poor to help reduce emissions and limit the effect of climate change. "We in the developing world desperately need access to environment-friendly technologies," Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said at DSDS 2008 organized by TERI.
Government mulling venture capital fund for green technologies: PM8 February 2008| The Indian Express
The Government is considering the setting up of a Venture Capital Fund to promote green technologies, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said. Inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008, Dr Singh said that the National Plan of Action on Climate Change, to be released in June this year, would address the challenges of global warming.
PM vows to adopt a responsible and forward looking stance for sustainable development at DSDS2008 inaugural ceremony7 February 2008| Business World
At the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008, an annual event organized by TERI, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said, "Government of India will adopt a responsible and forward looking stance aimed at promoting sustainable development." Delivering his inaugural address at the Summit, the Prime Minister said that the impact of climate change falls differently on people and the poor are the worst hit. We need technology innovations for reduction of energy use by industry and other user sectors, he added.
TERI focuses on ICT as a tool for adaptation to climate variability and change7 February 2008| Sify news
ICT is the most fast emerging paradigm that will play a proactive role to disseminate information of climate change and its impact on common people and can help reduce green house gases drastically. At a discussion held at the sidelines of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, it was felt that ICT technologies can be a major contributor to help reduce emissions that harm the atmosphere. Nearly 45 participants representing Government, NGO/CBO, Multi-lateral and Bilateral community participated in the discussion.