TERI in the News

20 record(s) found in 'June 2008'

  • IIFA furthers its fight against Global Warming

    16 June 2008| Business of Cinema

    IIFA has embarked on a planet-saving mission and has launched the Green Globe Foundation. The Green Globe Foundation is an initiative of IIFA and Wizcraft International Entertainment. Partners of the Green Globe Foundation are the United Nations Environmental Program and TERI headed by Nobel Laureate Dr R K Pachauri.

  • Wasted life @ scrapyard

    15 June 2008| Hindustan Times

    E-waste workers in the informal sector complete tasks such as burning wires, washing circuit boards in acid, using mercury to retrieve gold and breaking cathode ray tubes. But the traces of gold, silver and copper that recyclers extract come at a cost. Among the elements found in e-waste are lead, cadmium and mercury that can cause medical problems ranging from memory loss to kidney problems. TERI is conducting a study on impacts of e-waste on health in partnership with the Centre of Environmental Health and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital.

  • IIFA honors R K Pachauri with Global Business Leadership Award

    7 June 2008| Business of Cinema

    R K Pachauri was honored by IIFA with the Global Business Leadership Award at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum in Bangkok. The ceremony was addressed by Amitabh Bachchan who introduced the audiences to Dr Pachauri and his work. Dr Pachauri addressed the issues on climate change and the initiatives that corporates can take to ensure sustainable development and combat climate change.

  • Nobel winner puts Bollywood spotlight on climate change

    6 June 2008| The Citizen

    The head of the UN's Nobel prize-winning climate panel grabbed Bollywood's spotlight to call for greater efforts to stop climate change, during a star-studded awards weekend for Indian film. Dr R K Pachauri accepted a special global leadership award from the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy).

  • TERI, Indus Towers ink MoU on developing renewable energy solutions

    6 June 2008| Deccan Herald

    TERI has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Indus Towers Ltd - for cooperation in development of renewable energy technologies and energy-efficient solutions for Telecom services in India. The MoU also envisages collaboration for wind farm development, renewable energy supply options for telecom shelters, and mobile power plant prototype development. Indus Towers Ltd., a joint venture of Vodafone, Bharti, and Idea, has been incorporated with an objective to provide "Shared Telecom Infrastructure" to telecom operators across the world on a nondiscriminatory basis. Indus Towers management has chosen 'Green' as its corporate color as an embodiment of its commitment to deliver its services in an environmental friendly manner.

  • TNPL gets TERI Corporate Award

    6 June 2008| The Hindu

    Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL), an eco-friendly bagasse-based paper company in Pugalur, has bagged the second prize in the TERI Corporate Awards 2008. The award was given in recognition of the initiatives undertaken by TNPL in corporate environment management.

  • Climate change an 'opportunity' says UN envoy

    5 June 2008| New Zealand Herald

    Business should be thinking about the response to climate change not as a threat but as an opportunity, says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman Dr R K Pachauri. The IPCC is the United Nations body whose task is to report to governments every five years or so on the state of science on climate change, its environmental impacts and what can be done to mitigate it.

  • Mobiles games to spread climate change message

    5 June 2008| Digital Opportunity

    ZMQ Software Systems has developed an innovative methodology to educate people on climate change using mobile devices and gaming. ZMQ has collaborated with TERI to jointly launch mobile phone games to create public awareness on climate change under the initiative ”Connect-2-Climate”. Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI and co-recipient of 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace on behalf of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC and Mr Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Industry and Commerce, Government of India launched the games in New Delhi.

  • Corporates have big role in tackling food crisis: Kamal Nath

    1 June 2008| NDTV Profit

    The world is faced with unprecedented food and ecological crises and governments need the help of the corporate sector to tackle them, Commerce and Industry Minister Mr Kamal Nath said in New Delhi. Giving away the annual corporate awards of TERI, Mr Nath said the world has not given adequate attention to environmental crises, especially climate change, because the price of oil was not as high as it is now.

  • Tata Steel wins TERI Corporate Award for HIV/AIDS initiative

    1 June 2008| OneIndia

    Tata Steel was awarded the TERI corporate award for business response to HIV/AIDS. The award was given in collaboration with GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH) an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, to recognise and mainstream corporate leadership for HIV/AIDS interventions. The award was presented by Minister of Commerce and Industry Mr Kamal Nath.