TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'May 2007'

  • Govt institutes panel to study climate change

    22 May 2007| The Economic Times

    The government has set up an expert group on climate change. The group, headed by the principal scientific adviser to the government Dr R Chidambaram, will have eight members including IPP chairman Dr R K Pachauri. The committee will address the anthropogenic factors causing climate change and will identify measures to tackle it.

  • Electricity crisis hobbles an India eager to ascend

    21 May 2007| Herald Tribune

    The country's energy needs are one of the government's main arguments for a nuclear deal with the United States, which would allow India to buy reactors and fuel from the world market. But even if the deal goes through, it would lift nuclear power, which provides 3 percent of India's energy, to no more than 9 percent, said Dr Leena Srivastava, executive director of TERI.

  • Global green technology transfer mechanism needed - Kapil Sibal

    21 May 2007| Mangalorean

    The Minister for science and Technology Mr Kapil Sibal has stressed a need for a Global Mechanism for the transfer of Green Technology without impediment of intellectual property rights keeping in view the serious concern of phenomenon of Global warming and the climatic change. Mr Sibal said, "As a nation we are committed to cleaner environment and Greener technologies. The Green technology is the only answer to this problem and the central task force guided by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is contemplating on the use of such a technology in various sectors." In this regard, the task of co-ordinating with different agencies has been already handed over to Dr R K Pachauri," stated Mr Sibal further

  • Manmohan calls meet to discuss climate change

    17 May 2007| The Indian Express

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh convened a high-level meeting to discuss the implications of the recent international reports on climate change. In less than a year, several policy measures would form a document, which would be included in the Eleventh Plan. The meeting began with the Prime Minister taking stock of what is already known about climate change, both globally and in India. There were two presentations made to him-one by Chairman of IPCC, Dr R K Pachauri and the second by Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Dr Prodipto Ghosh

  • Govt admits climate a problem

    17 May 2007| The Times of India

    Government took its first steps towards aligning India with the goal of sustainable development, which would include adoption of green technologies to meet the challenge of climate change by acknowledging that global warming had serious India-specific implications. At a review meeting convened by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on 16 May, senior ministers agreed that India needed to chart out a roadmap for itself in the light of the report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) which made it evident that effects of global warming had already arrived and were no longer a futurist sci-fi scenario. Finance minister Mr P Chidambaram, science and technology minister Mr Kapil Sibal, minister of state in PMO Mr Prithviraj Chavan and deputy chairperson of Planning Commission Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia took part in the discussions after the meeting was addressed by Dr R K Pachauri, chairman, IPCC and Director-General, TERI.

  • PMO to review stand on climate change

    16 May 2007| The Times of India

    In a move to formulate an "Indian position" on a UN report on climate change which predicted worrying scenarios for India, PMO is holding a review meeting to discuss critical issues like use of green technologies and the economic costs of such initiatives. The meeting is expected to be attended by finance minister Mr P Chidambaram, power minister Mr Sushil Shinde and minister of state for coal, Mr Dasari Narayana Rao, besides senior bureaucrats. The exercise was seen to be necessary, as the IPCC has reached some important conclusions which affect India's river-glacier systems and large tracts of its coastal areas. Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of IPCC, has been invited to attend the meeting.

  • Kerala govt to pursue 'responsible' tourism

    15 May 2007| Mint

    Over the past 20 years, Kerala has established itself as a major leisure tourism market in India, competing with Goa and the Agra-Delhi-Jaipur network. TERI has said Kerala has had past successes in promoting non-financial aims through its tourism policy. For example, at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady, the state has moved animal poachers into tourism-related professions such as guiding visitors.

  • Mercury rising

    12 May 2007| Hindustan Times

    Experts say, in the long run, Delhi will face a huge water shortage because the Himalayan glaciers are depleting at a faster rate. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC says that the impact of climate change cold lead to shortage of water in cities which don't have their own sources.

  • IPI pipeline talks near completion

    12 May 2007| Press TV

    Discussions between Iran, Pakistan and India over gas supply through the proposed pipeline are reportedly close to completion. The project was conceptualized in 1989 by Mr Ali Shams Ardakani and Dr R K Pachauri. Dr Pachauri is Director-General of TERI. Mr Ardakani is a former top diplomat and deputy minister of mines and metals of Iran. Dr Pachauri proposed the plan to both the Iranian and Indian governments in 1990. The government of Iran responded positively to the proposal. At the annual conference of the International Association of Energy Economics, 1990, Mr Ardakani backed Dr Pachauri's proposal

  • Centre forms expert panel on climate change

    11 May 2007| The Hindu

    An expert committee on climate change has been formed by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), as recommended by the Union budget. The nine-member committee will have as its chairperson Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. The members include Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI, New Delhi; Dr N H Ravindranath, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Technology, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; Dr A K Gosain, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi; Dr Kanchan Chopra, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Dr Anand Patwardhan, Professor, IIT, Mumbai; Dr R Sukumar, Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore; Dr Ligia Noronha, Senior Fellow, TERI, New Delhi; and Dr S K Sikka, Scientific Secretary, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India.