TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'February 2009'

  • NDTV-Toyota Greenathon programme for the environment ends on a high note

    11 February 2009| Wheels Unplugged

    NDTV (New Delhi Television) in association with Toyota Kirloskar Motor telecast a first of its kind 24-hour nonstop programming called NDTV - Toyota Greenathon - urging Indian citizens to take a pledge towards a greener tomorrow. The Greenathon started across the NDTV network on 7 February 2009 at 7:00 pm and a host of events were undertaken throughout the country.

  • TERI team to study Chandigarh's solar energy potential

    11 February 2009| The Times of India

    After giving green signal to the administration's plan to develop Chandigarh as a "solar city" in its pre-feasibility report recently, a team from TERI is now in city to study its energy potential so that a detailed action plan could be prepared. To begin with, experts are carrying out an exercise in Patiala to get an idea as to how much photo-voltaic energy could be tapped from the city’s green belts for production of electricity.

  • A festival to make environment studies more accessible to schoolkids

    7 February 2009| Indian Express

    Even after the introduction of Environmental Studies as a compulsory subject in all schools following a Supreme Court ruling, the subject - being a graded one - is often taken lightly by most students. In a bid to make environmental studies easy through fun and activity-based learning, TERI has designed activity modules for secondary municipal school students.

  • Developing nations need to fight climate change

    6 February 2009| The Asian Age

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked the developing countries to pitch in more efforts to address climate change and "get on board" with the industrialized world to find solutions for the crisis. "Brazil has been taking a quite proactive role in the implementation of bio-fuel and afforestation policies. China and India have also taken steps. But that is not enough, they have to do more," Mr Ban said in an interactive session at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. He said redressal of the climate change crisis was a "common and shared" responsibility and countries of the world should not "argue" on who has to contribute more or less to tackle global warming.

  • No bailouts for climate crisis

    6 February 2009| The Statesman

    Warning that there are no bailouts for a climate crisis, India today told developed nations not to cite the current financial crisis as an excuse to renege on their commitments to address global warming. “There are no bailouts for a climate crisis. The financial crisis should not become an excuse for developed countries to renege on their commitments,” external affairs minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee said inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). "Climate change should also not be an excuse to add a greater burden or impose conditionalities onto the development challenges that developing countries face," he said. Noting that the response to the financial crisis demonstrated that the international community can work together, Mr Mukherjee said climate change provided a unique opportunity for joint action.

  • Redress of climate change crisis a common responsibility

    6 February 2009| The Hindu

    Hoping for an ambitious, comprehensive and ratifiable agreement at Copenhagen later this year to deal with the climate crisis, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the negotiations will have to resolve three main political challenges - clarity on commitment, financing the mitigation and adaptation needs of the developing countries, and finding credible solutions for the governance of new funds. Speaking at the Ninth DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit), organized by TERI, the Secretary-General said Copenhagen, where the UN climate change conference is scheduled in December, must clarify commitments of developed countries to reduce their emissions by setting ambitious mid-term targets, with credible baselines and advance on the issue of financing the mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries. Pointing out that poverty could not be overcome if we neglected or depleted our natural capital, Mr. Ban said science had shown that we were depleting the planet’s natural assets at an unsustainable rate.

  • 61 companies, international NGOs and government agencies displayed their technologies at the International Climate Change Exhibition 2009 organized by TERI

    4 February 2009| The Telegraph

    With its focus on the challenges, impacts, and existing initiatives for tackling the issues of climate change, TERI organized for the second consecutive year ICEE (International Climate Change Exhibition) 2009. Around 61 major companies, International NGOs and government agencies displayed their technologies to showcase their climate change developmental projects to an international market and provide a momentum the solution-finding process.

  • Green buildings have enormous potential to combat climate change

    4 February 2009| The Telegraph

    Rapid urbanization and construction of buildings have impacted the environment and contributed to climate change. As one of the fastest growing construction sectors in the world, India has put enormous pressure on natural resource use (materials, water, and energy) and led to localized accumulation of waste from construction and the use of buildings. To popularize the concept of sustainable buildings, TERI along with UNEP and the Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable buildings & Construction organized a discussion on ‘Sustainable Buildings & Construction for India: Policies, Practices and Performance’ as a part of ninth DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit).

  • India's wheat yield stagnant due to global warming

    4 February 2009| The Hindu

    India's wheat production has stagnated in the last 10-15 years and scientists have told the government this is due to climate change, Minister of State for Power Mr Jairam Ramesh said. "The scientists have told us that the mean and maximum temperatures in north India have gone up by 1-1.5 degrees Celsius in February, which is the crucial month for deciding how good the wheat yield will be," Mr Ramesh said. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of a CEO forum associated with the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2009 organized by TERI.

  • REEEP holds talks to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency in South Asia

    4 February 2009| The Telegraph

    The REEEP (Renewable Energy and Efficiency Partnership) discussed Scaling up renewable energy and energy efficiency in South Asia: Focus on financing, investment and technology to address and stimulate the use of renewable sources of energy that are abundant in South Asia. The growing demand of energy can be met through its efficient use and the panel brainstormed on expanding profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency business opportunities in South Asia.