TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'February 2009'

  • Adaptation to climatic changes need of the hour: Pachauri

    3 February 2009| The Hindu

    Adaptation to climatic imbalances, cutting down on the consumption of fossil fuels, more focus and funds on research about renewable energy sources, and changes in lifestyle were put forth as the measures to meet the global challenge of changing climate, by the Chairman of Nobel prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri. Delivering the 2008 Foundation Day lecture on ‘Development strategies in a climate constrained world’ at the University of Hyderabad, Dr Pachauri stressed the need for a new set of ethics to slow down the momentum towards an irreversible climatic catastrophe.

  • Norwegian Government collaborates with TERI to promote climate and ocean research

    3 February 2009| Business Wire India

    At a high level stakeholder's discussion the Norwegian government has committed to collaborate with TERI to promote climate and ocean research in India. In the workshop "Scientific Cooperation in Climate Change Research: An Indo-Norwegian Initiative" on the sidelines of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2009, experts from India and Norway discussed the way forward for joint Indo-Norwegian cooperation in climate and ocean research and explored bilaterally the competence, strategies and plans with a focus on regional climate change modeling and associated operational requirements.

  • Norwegian Government collaborates with TERI to promote climate and ocean research

    3 February 2009| The Financial Express

    At a high level stakeholder’s discussion the Norwegian government has committed to collaborate with TERI to promote climate and ocean research in India. In the workshop "Scientific Cooperation in Climate Change Research: An Indo-Norwegian Initiative" on the sidelines of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2009, experts from India and Norway discussed the way forward for joint Indo-Norwegian cooperation in climate and ocean research and explored bilaterally the competence, strategies and plans with a focus on regional climate change modeling and associated operational requirements.

  • Tackling climate change: call for integrated approach

    3 February 2009| The Hindu

    Inaugurating the 16th biennial convention of the Indian Geological Congress and a three-day seminar on 'Climate change and role of geo-scientific community to counter its impacts' at NGRI, Mr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences observed that the effects of climate change were already showing. Dr R K Pachauri, chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, highlighted the impact of climate change on the coastal region and island countries, like the Maldives.

  • The first IAA Creative Lantern award goes to the Mudra Group's 'Water Consulting'

    2 February 2009| Indiantelevision.com

    Water Consulting, the design unit of the Mudra Group, was declared the winner of the first ever 'IAA Creative Lantern' award for the Lighting a Billion Lights campaign, an initiative of TERI and supported by the India chapter of the IAA (International Advertising Association). The role of the winning creative communication was be bring about social awareness, mobilize citizens and corporates to come together to contribute to the 'Lighting a Billion Lives' programme - to distribute cost-effective, rechargeable solar lanterns that could provide clean lighting to these about 78 million deprived Indian households. Working with NGOs TERI has already begun creating the infrastructure for installing solar panels, distributing solar lanterns and managing the operation in identified villages.

  • ICT can help predict natural disasters: R K Pachauri

    1 February 2009| The Times of India

    Addressing the fifth convocation of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI asked students to use ICT (information and communication technology) to predicting natural disasters and climatic change. Dr Pachauri, who was the chief guest, said, proper ICT infrastructure could have saved perhaps 4000 lives lost in 2003 as a result of the heat wave in Andhra Pradesh.

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