TERI in the News

14 record(s) found in 'May 2008'

  • 'Climate champions' get tips from Nobel laureate

    13 May 2008| The Indian Express

    A two-day workshop on climate change for schoolchildren concluded in the Capital on 12 May 2008. Highlighting the reasons for worry about climate change, Nobel laureate and Chairman of the Inter-governmental panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri said, “There is enough physical and documentary evidence that climate change is happening. There is a 90 per cent probability that in the last five years, whatever climate change has occurred has been due to human activity.

  • NTPC earmarks 0.5 percent of profit for green growth

    12 May 2008| Dailyindia.com

    The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has decided to allocate 0.5 percent of its distributable profit annually for its "Research and Development Fund for Sustainable Energy". This fund will be used for sponsoring / undertaking research leading to development of green and clean technologies. Minister of State for Commerce and Power Mr Jairam Ramesh stated this at a news conference where Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI and Mr R S Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC were also present.

  • 13th finance panel gears up to strike ecology, development balance

    5 May 2008| The Financial Express

    While the Earth may have 10 more years before the effects of global warming begin to take place according to a recent report and climate change is being interlinked with the global food security crisis, the Thirteenth Finance Commission (TFC) headed by Dr Vijay Kelkar is looking at various measures for managing the ecology and climate change in consistence with sustainable development. In an innovative departure from the previous finance commissions, this time the terms of reference of the TFC also give it the mandate to study ways to manage the ecology, environment and climate change consistent with sustainable development. The Commission has also roped in TERI and the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal to study the possible ways of sustainable development with environmental responsibility

  • Bill Clinton has 1000 pledges to aid world's poor

    5 May 2008| Planetark

    Former US President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit has spurred nearly 1000 commitments in the past three years from business, non-profit and government leaders that aim to improve the lives of 200 million of the world's poor. Under Clinton Global Initiative commitment by IPCC chairman, Dr R K Pachauri, "Lighting a Million Lives in India." TERI has brought 30,000 solar-powered lanterns to 300 Indian villages. The lanterns allow children to study and adults to work past sunset in rural India, where some 78 million homes lack electricity, while eliminating unhealthy kerosene lantern fumes as well as greenhouse gas emissions.