TERI in the News

15 record(s) found in 'February 2013'

  • How to make individual mobility low-carbon and sustainable?

    2 February 2013| The Hindu

    The need to provide an overlap between individual mobility and public transport becomes imperative in a context where individual mobility leads to greater congestion, lower speed and increased land use, said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. Individual mobility is going to change, especially in countries such as India. For every 1000 people here, we only have 10 passenger cars - which is very low in comparison to Thailand and Germany, said Union Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Secretary Mr M F Farooqui at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.

  • New green building rating to be introduced

    2 February 2013| The Times of India

    The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will introduce a new green building rating system wherein a building constructed on plot area below 2500 sq m can obtain the rating. The standing committee has approved a resolution to start the system. The resolution stated that the civic body had started the system of green rating for integrated habitat assessment (GRIHA) in the municipal limits to promote construction of green buildings on plots which have an area of more than 2500 sq m.

  • Environment protection not a zero-sum game

    1 February 2013| Business Standard

    Amid the green versus industry debate, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said protection of environment and promoting development need not amount to a "zero sum game" and called for transparent regulatory regimes to pursue environmental and economic objectives in tandem. Addressing the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI on the theme Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development, Dr Singh said that regulatory regimes are often the basic necessary condition to ensure that environmental and economic objectives are pursued in tandem.

  • PM for transparent regulatory regime to meet environment goals

    1 February 2013| The Indian Express

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has pitched for transparent regulatory regimes to ensure that environmental and economic objectives are pursued in tandem. Stressing that protection of the environment and promoting development need not amount to a zero sum game, Dr Singh said what is required is regulatory regimes that are transparent, accountable and subject to oversight and monitoring. Dr Singh was inaugurating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) organized by TERI.

  • Woman empowerment crucial to sustainable development

    1 February 2013| The Hindu

    Women's empowerment and their economic contributions is a crucial link in achieving the sustainable development goals, said former Finland President Ms Tarja Halonen. Ms Halonen was speaking at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, where she highlighted the role of the consumption patterns of "half the world's population".

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