TERI in the News
Navi Mumbai civic body takes another step towards green plan as it launches Eco City cell25 February 2015| The Times of India
The Navi Mumbai civic body, along with TERI, has launched the Eco City cell. The cell will be taking inputs from residents for the various infra and other projects coming up in the city for a more environment-friendly life, besides advising on green buildings. There was also a seminar-cum-workshop to brief the architects, builders and developers on the importance and means to incorporate sustainable development in their building plans.
Odisha Chief Secretary stresses on need for integration of conventional power distribution through grid system24 February 2015| Orissa Diary
Integrate conventional power distribution through grid system with that of decentralized power generation and distribution from non-conventional sources, advised Odisha\'s Chief Secretary while presiding over a consultative workshop on \"Fast tracking of sustainable energy for human development\". The consultative workshop with the Government of Odisha was organized by TERI with support from UNDP and UKAID. Mr I H Rehman, Director, Social Transformation division, TERI, made a presentation on renewable energy for human development in Odisha. The presentation shows that across developing countries, the average electrification rate is 76% varying between 92% for urban areas and 62% for rural areas; whereas the average electrification rate in Odisha is around 88%.
Everything you wanted to know about climate change19 February 2015| AllAfrica
TERI has, perhaps for the first time ever, compiled an exhaustive assessment of the whole world's progress on climate mitigation and adaptation. The assessment also provides detailed forecasts of what each country can expect in the coming years, effectively providing a blueprint for action at a moment when many scientists fear that time is running out for saving the planet from catastrophic climate change. The "Global Sustainability Report 2015" released at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, ranks the top 20 countries (out of 193) most at risk from climate change based on the actual impacts of extreme climate events documented over a 34-year period from 1980 to 2013. The TERI report cites data compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters based at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, which maintains a global database of natural disasters dating back over 100 years.
'Reaching the Sun with Rooftop Solar' launched16 February 2015| India Education Diary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and TERI have launched the book titled 'Reaching the Sun with Rooftop Solar' at the Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST 2015). The book aims to facilitate opening up of markets for large-scale deployment of rooftop solar. It focuses on three major categories of power consumers - residential, commercial and industrial. Written exclusively for investors, users and service providers, this book assesses India's market potential for rooftop PV, surveys consumers to identify real and perceived barriers that prevent consumers to install such systems, identifies strategies to commoditize rooftop PV and proposes business, operating, financing and cost recovery models that may be appropriate to tap this huge customer-side market.
School children learn to recycle, reuse, the fun way at TRASH Fest11 February 2015| Deccan Herald
The TRASH Fest (Thinking, Reflecting and Acting for a Sustainable Habitat) organised at TERI was a hustle and bustle of schoolchildren. It boasted of activities specially designed to spread the message of environmental cause and recycling. From trash couture to Tetra Pak carton relay race to designing badges aimed at spreading the message of reusing and recycling; it was a day of learning for the children. The unique one-day festival is aimed at celebrating all things positive in life - positive thoughts, green actions, sustainable practices, people, values, dreams and traditions. The fest aims at inspiring thoughts and ideas on green action for students, teachers and the public through creative modes like the arts, music, theatre and experiential and thought-provoking sessions.
Pachauri sets green agenda for Delhi government10 February 2015| The Hans India
As Delhi gears up to usher in a new government, eminent environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri is hopeful it would give the sector \"high priority\" and reflect Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi\'s leadership in effecting a real change on the climate front. Delhi, ranked the worldâ€™s worst polluted city by the World Health Organization in 2014, \"needs a government with an unusual vision and leadership,\" he added.
15th Annual DSDS brings together speakers from diverse sectors and religion9 February 2015| ANI News
The valedictory session of the 15th annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), was graced by interfaith leaders for the first time in fourteen years. The summit was organized by TERI, under the leadership of Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI. The theme of the concluding session was \"Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam,\" the world is one world family. Each year, the summit brings together the best minds from the fields of government, business, academia, media as well as many others. The theme of the Summit was \"Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change,\" especially because UN General Assembly (UNGA) is expected to arrive at a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the global community as a whole. DSDS 2015, would, therefore, provided a unique platform by which the outputs of the Summit would be shared with the UNGA in defining and arriving at a set of SDGs, which should be consistent with the MDGs that the UN has been following over the past decade and more.
India to deploy global calculator to study climate impact9 February 2015| The Hindu
Nearly 20 nations, including India, will deploy a global calculator, similar to those launched in London and Beijing last week, to calculate climate impact scenarios in their territories. Some have already developed the calculator and others are in the process of creating their own versions of it. Showcasing the calculator at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015, Dr Laura Aylett of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change said it was a free, open-source interactive tool to help assess climate change scenarios over a period and make changes in lifestyle. The calculator could illustrate climate impacts based on different choices and was linked to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.
Make clean air a birthright of every Indian: Javadekar6 February 2015| The Times of India
Jointly inaugurating the annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) with French foreign minister Mr Laurent Fabius, India Railway Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu and Hollywood actor and ex-governor of California Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Environment Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar said that \"we have the responsibility to improve the lives of the future generations\". All the participants at the Summit made a strong pitch for environmental protection by adopting renewable energy and sustainable development path. The DSDS, organized by TERI, this year is significant as it is happening when the nations are gearing up for a global climate deal in Paris in December.
Will terminate climate change, Arnold says6 February 2015| The Hindu
From action-packed high-octane action in Hollywood films, Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger is now on a crusade for a sustainable future and is determined \"to terminate climate change once and for all.\" Delivering a special address at the opening of the three-day Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) organized by TERI, he said that \"climate change is not science fiction and it is impacting us right now. This is bigger than a movie and this is the biggest challenge of our times.\" The former Governor of California was all praise for Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, and called Gujarat \"the California of India\" in terms of its clean energy actions.