TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'May 2007'

  • It's time to act, sea is already on us

    8 May 2007| The Times of India

    The hard economic cost of sea level rise in the country is expected to be felt the most in urban centres. According to TERI, the damage to Mumbai, the country's financial capital, could be over Rs 2 lakh crore. This is according to a study that's a decade old. Since then urbanization and investments have only gone up in Mumbai.

  • Glaciers key to India climate change but research centre plan lies in deep freeze

    8 May 2007| The Indian Express

    What happens to the 9000 glaciers covering 38,000 square km of the Himalayas holds the key to understanding the effects of climate change in India and evolving a strategy to tackle it. For, glacial melt feeds the Indus, Ganga, the Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries, affects temperature in the plains and its study is vital to planning hydroelectric projects, roads, and flood-management systems. And yet, the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes no specific mention of these glaciers in its chapter on Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground. The reason is that data sent by Indian scientists and official agencies was so scarce and sketchy that it did not provide any detailed insight other than the broad trend that glacier were receding. "There is no getting away from the fact that our data base is weak. Although there is enough evidence that glaciers are receding, it's mostly anecdotal based on visible signs. We have no time series data for glaciers," said Dr R K Pachauri, chair of IPCC. "While there is assessment of aggregate change, we do not have the rate of change which has huge implications for the hydrology of the country."

  • UN: Global warming impacts US security

    8 May 2007| United Press International

    The chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, says global warming will make the world more dangerous, impacting U.S. national security. "If the impact of climate change is going to make regions of violence poorer," Dr Pachauri said, "then they really provide a level of fertility for inciting disaffection, resentment against the prosperous world".

  • Fresh warning on climate change

    7 May 2007| The Hindu Business Line

    The latest report prepared under the auspices of the UN apex body on world climate change once again underlines the stark fact that the situation is precarious for the survival of mankind on Earth and that the present is perhaps mankind's last 'window of opportunity' to ward off that disaster. As the chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, said: "It's a stunning and razor-sharp report. It is a solid scientific document that clearly highlights the urgency with which the issue needs to be addressed by all countries."

  • Energy efficiency programme launched

    7 May 2007| The Hindu

    The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Management Centre of Delhi Transco Limited in association with TERI launched a "Delhi Energy Efficiency Programme" for residents of Vikaspuri, Indraprastha Extension and Rohini. The programme's objective is to conduct a survey of electricity consumers in these areas to get information about the present ownership and usage pattern of electrical appliances and penetration of energy efficient appliances.

  • First roadmap for climate change approved

    5 May 2007| The Asian Age

    Delegates from 120 countries approved the first road map for stemming greenhouse gas emissions, laying out what they said was an affordable arsenal of anti-arming measures that must be rushed into place to avert a disastrous spike in global temperatures. The report, a summary of a study by a UN network of 2,000 scientists, said the world has to make significant cuts in gas emissions through increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles, shifting from fossil fuels to renewable fuels, and reforming both the forestry and farming sectors. "It's stunning in its brilliance and relevance," Dr R K Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.