TERI in the News

22 record(s) found in 'February 2011'

  • Unisey and TERI join forces for education and research

    5 February 2011| State House, Office of the President of Republic of Seychelles

    The University of Seychelles (UniSey) and TERI University have signed MoU to develop joint proposals for collaborative research and training/educational programs as well as introduce the exchange of faculty, scientists and students in the areas of mutual interest. President of Republic of Seychelles, Mr James Michel, witnessed the signing ceremony in New Delhi, which was conducted by the UniSey Vice-Chancellor Dr Rolph Payet and the TERI Director General, Dr R K Pachauri, at the first day’s closing session of the Delhi Sustainable Developing Summit in New Delhi.

  • TERI in association with AFD releases 'Oceans - The New Frontier' - A book exploring the vast marine territory and its relationship with society at the DSDS 2011

    4 February 2011| Business Wire India

    On the second day of DSDS 2011 (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2011), the AFD (French Development Agency) and TERI released a book titled, Oceans – The New Frontier. The book is a part of the series, "A Planet for Life" an annual publication on sustainable development prepared under the scientific leadership of leading figures in this field. Mr Pierre Jacquet, Executive Director (Strategy) and Chief Economist of AFD, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Ms Laurence Tubiana, Director of IDDRI have edited the book. Oceans – the New Frontier is a comprehensive book that have investigated the extent to which human community pushes the ocean's limits – and how the ocean frontier is constantly being redefined by new discoveries, technologies, national strategies and ecological imperatives.

  • Climate change impacts small nations more

    4 February 2011| The Asian Age

    Speaking at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, President of Afghanistan Mr Hamid Karzai lamented that the last 30 years of war in his country had resulted in "the massive destruction of trees, soil, earth and all the support systems on which his country had survived". Mr Karzai also regretted that growing consumerism (which he described as the arrival of money in Afghanistan) was resulting in a lavish and unsustainable lifestyle. Two other leaders — President of the Dominican Republic Dr Leonel Fernandez and President of Seychelles Mr James Alix Michel highlighted how the impact of climate change was being more strongly felt in the small nation states.

  • Green regulation should not bring back licence raj: Manmohan

    4 February 2011| The Hindu

    In the midst of the raging debate on environment versus development, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has warned that enforcement of environmental standards must not signal a return to the licence permit raj era. Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, Dr. Singh emphasized a carrot and stick formula. On the one hand, he urged economic incentives to encourage environmentally responsible decisions, and on the other, advocated the "polluter pays" principle, as well as the enforcement of regulatory standards.

  • PM stresses on green regulatory policies

    4 February 2011| The Tribune

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the country should have a structure of regulatory policies to check the potentially damaging impact of development projects. He, however, cautioned against the risk of reverting back to licence permit raj. Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, he said incentives for sustainable development must encourage economic decision makers to act in an environmentally benign manner. For this he proposed a two-pronged strategy for it, putting in place a structure of regulatory policies and making the polluter pay.

  • India to reduce GDP emission intensity by 20 percent by 2020: Manmohan Singh

    3 February 2011| India Everyday

    The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said that India is set to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 20 per cent between 2005 and 2020. Addressing at the 11th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, Dr. Singh said that action is also being taken in the form of a National Action Plan on Climate Change. A broad objective is to reduce the emissions intensity of our GDP by 20 per cent between 2005 and 2020. Seven missions have been launched in the areas that include: energy efficiency, solar energy, sustainable habitat, water, sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem, agriculture and strategic knowledge for climate change. Dr Singh also called for coordinated global action to deal with the challenge of climate change.

  • Karzai backs regional energy projects

    3 February 2011| Sify news

    Afghan President Mr Hamid Karzai said that the time has come for regional energy projects to become realities and countries should collaborate more effectively to tap renewable sources of energy. Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, organized by TERI, Mr Karzai said that he believes that it is time that 'we collaborate more effectively to tap renewable sources of energy, which our region has in abundance'.

  • Karzai, Manmohan discuss Afghan situation, regional issues

    3 February 2011| The Times of India

    Amid India's concern over some aspects of the transition process in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Mr Hamid Karzai held discussions on a range of bilateral and regional issues. Mr Karzai, who was in New Delhi to address the inaugural session of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, expressed gratitude of Afghan people for the assistance provided by India over the years.

  • PM favours enforcement of green regulatory standards

    3 February 2011| The Economic Times

    Pitching for environmentally benign progress, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh favoured proper enforcement of regulatory standards to prevent green damage while making sure that there is no return to the license permit raj system. Dr Singh also backed the "polluter must pay" principle to deal with the issue of residual pollution that may be caused despite regulation. "The central principle that must be enshrined in any sustainable development strategy is that incentives facing all economic decision makers must encourage them to act in a manner that is environmentally benign," he said inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2011 organized by TERI.

  • Polluted water kills more than war

    3 February 2011| The Asian Age

    Contaminated and polluted water kills more than 2.2 million people per year which experts point out is more than the number of people killed from all forms of violence, including wars. The situation is especially dangerous in India where 80 per cent of all urban water is being discharged daily into the country’s rivers making most water bodies unfit for human use. As a run up to the TERI's Delhi Sustainable Development Summit kickstarting from 3 February 2011, TERI organised a workshop along with the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Developmental Research on "Water and Climate Change". Speaking on the occasion, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri expressed his concern over the increase in pollution in the country’s major rivers, including the Ganga. He requested water resources minister Mr Salman Khurshid, who presided over the workshop, to travel down the Ganga river to study why people could no longer take a bath in this holy river.