TERI in the News
First centre to monitor climate change comes up in Chennai29 March 2008| The Hindu
Indiaâ€™s first centre dedicated to monitoring climate change and finding country-specific solutions was opened at Anna University by R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, on Friday. â€œTamil Nadu has always been a few steps a head of the nation when it comes to innovation. The centre here in Chennai will serve the interests of the State as a whole and its people. I hope this will be one of many,â€ Dr. Pachauri said.
UN's Pachauri urges caution in biofuel use27 March 2008| Planet Ark
The world must take care when developing biofuels to avoid perverse environmental effects and higher food prices, Nobel Peace Prize winner and climate change scientist Rajendra Pachauri said on Wednesday.
Pachauri bats for nuke deal16 March 2008| Business Standard
Extending support to the Indo-US civil nuclear deal that is in limbo because of opposition from the Left parties, Nobel Laureate R K Pachauri today said not going ahead with the deal would be a mistake. Pachauriâ€™s whose UN Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change received the Nobel peace prize for work on climate change and global warming, said, "We cannot shut off the option of nuclear energy as it is a tried-and-tested option for green energy.â€
Delhi government to work with TERI14 March 2008| The Asian Age
Green publishing is the new theme that the Delhi government is working in association with TERI. The Delhi government and TERI have assessed an alarming rise in the hazardous waste generated by the printing units in the city. The Delhi government in partnership with TERI is organizing a conference on 5 April 2008 in which the panelists include environmental scientists and representatives from the publishing industry.
Make solar lamps not war - Nobel Scientist12 March 2008| Planet Ark
One billion people can get electricity for the first time for little more than the cost of one month's war in Iraq, said Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN panel of climate scientists and Director-General of TERI. Dr Pachauri is supporting a campaign "lighting a billion lives", to furnish people without access to the grid with electric lanterns powered by solar photovoltaic panels. Dr Pachauri compared the $15 billion cost of providing solar-powered lights to a billion people with a reported cost of the US-led military campaign in Iraq of $12 billion a month.
Mycorrhiza, a fungal solution for the farm economy12 March 2008| The Economic Times
Greatly extending the reach of root systems, the mycorrhiza increases the absorption of phosphorus and also enhances the uptake of nitrogen and potassium along with other essential elements to plants. The treatment is very low-techâ€”using tissue culture to multiply the fungus in controlled environment and simply mixing the dry mycorrhiza powder with seed before sowing. Nature takes over from there. Research on mycorrhiza is being pioneered in India by TERI has developed a very low-tech, labour-intensive production process to greatly increase the available supply at economic cost.
ONGC and TERI join hands to clean oil spills in farmers' field to rid cropland contaminated with crude oil11 March 2008| The Telegraph
ONGC and TERI have formed a joint venture known as ONGC-TERI Biotech Ltd for large scale application of microbial product Oilzapper for clean up of oil spills in farmers' field and around oil installations and treatment of oily sludge hazardous hydrocarbon waste. The Joint Venture will also provide Oilzapper, MEOR and Prevention of paraffin deposition technologies to ONGC, OIL and other companies in India and abroad especially in Middle East countries
Climate change may lead to food shortage5 March 2008| The Tribune
Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, said that decline in production of wheat in the country might be due to global climate change. Dr Pachauri said the only way to mitigate the adverse impact of global climate change, which may lead to food shortage besides its other effects, was to reduce the level of emission of greenhouse gases through the use of sophisticated technologies.
Climate change will affect food security: Pachauri4 March 2008| The Hindu
The earth is clearly facing a catastrophe of substantial dimension and lack of climate stability can have an impact on agriculture and food security, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, said. Climate changes included large quantities of rain and snow in a short period of time --as were the rains in Mumbai two years ago-- meltdown of glaciers eventually reducing flow of water through rivers, which in turn would reduce ground water and its subsequent recharge, Dr Pachauri pointed out.
Pachauri hails 'green' initiative3 March 2008| The Hindu Business Line
Chairman of UN panel on climate change, Dr R K Pachauri, has hailed the budget proposal for setting up a permanent institutional mechanism to promote environment-friendly technologies and ideas. It is a matter of "great satisfaction" that the issue of climate change is now part of mainstream policy making and the Finance Minister, Mr P Chidambaram's budget announcements depicts it. "Mr Chidambaram's reference to an institutional mechanism to spearhead new initiatives related to climate change is indeed totally relevant, because that is required today is an institutionalized structure for coordinating the range of developments mentioned in his speech," he said.