TERI in the News
Improving environment education in schools29 June 2009| The Hindu
Global systems and services company Dell in partnership with TERI announced the launch of â€œThe Climate EduXchange Initiativeâ€, an IT-enabled initiative to improve environment education in schools across India. The primary objective of this partnership is to create a motivated force of students, who through technological advancements are aware of and concerned about the environment. The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding about climate change issues among students and teachers.
TERI: climate change may aid terrorists28 June 2009| The Asian Age
Climate change could lead to further melting of snow on mountain passes which could further open up these routes to infiltrating terrorists. Climate change poses new threats to India. Melting snows in the north open up passages for terrorists, just as melting glaciers affect water supply in the subcontinentâ€™s northern part, sharpening possibility of conflict with neighbours, said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, while delivering his keynote address at the convocation ceremony at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow.
Deutsche Bank to offer scholarships for TERI Universityâ€™s MBA Infrastructure program27 June 2009| MBA Universe
Deutsche Bank and TERI University have announced the launch of Deutsche Bank Scholarship for the MBA (Infrastructure) program. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed recently. Under this MoU, three Deutsche Bank Scholarships will be provided per year for the MBA (Infrastructure) program, for a period of three years, with each scholarship being for a maximum period of two years.
TERI, Dell launch 'Climate EduXchange'24 June 2009| Business Standard
Global systems and services company Dell, in partnership TER), launched â€˜The Climate Eduxchangeâ€™ â€“ an IT-enabled initiative to improve environment education in schools across India. The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding about climate change issues among students and teachers of all disciplines. The Climate EduXchange programme, in harmony with Dellâ€™s YouthConnect initiative, will reach out to six cities â€“ Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mohali and Pune. It will include children from classes V to XI from 50 schools in each city. They will be divided into five clusters and one school from each cluster will be identified as the nodal school (Dell-TERI Knowledge Centres).
Green projects get VCF energy23 June 2009| The Economic Times
The power ministry is mooting a venture fund to underwrite investments in new clean energy projects, as it looks to invite fresh players into the sector. About 50% of its kitty will come from the government directly and the rest from domestic as well as global financial institutions such as IFC, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency and private equity firms. With backing from a government-operated fund, these firms will find it easier to raise bank loans even in the absence of a strong balance sheet or large initial investments from promoters. â€œIt is extremely important to have such a venture fund in the country. Such a fund would cover the risk of energy services companies and give a big boost to the sector,â€ Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive Director of TERI said.
Maharashtra to set up panel to tackle global warming20 June 2009| Hindustan Times
The delayed monsoon and severe climatic changes has forced the Maharashtra government to get environment conscious. The state will form a high-powered committee to look into how the effects of global warming can be tackled. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC, will help the committee in formulating an effective action plan. The action plan would be two-fold - one would be sector specific highlighting what action industries could take to help deal with climatic changes while the other would be region and area specific. This would allow the government to identify problem areas and take steps towards protecting ecosystems.
Creating a greener state to mitigate climate change19 June 2009| The Times of India
To achieve the ambitious goal of greening 33% of the state through afforestation, chief minister of Karnataka Mr B S Yedyurappa launched a drive - Vriksha Abhiyan - of planting 1 crore saplings of indigenous species. A committee headed by the additional chief secretary has been constituted to look into the effects of climate change. The panel will look into implementation of the national climate action plan and eight other missions that the Centre has launched. Secretaries from different departments will be part of the committee and meet once in three months to track progress. The committee will interact with TERI and IISc and work on mass transport, agriculture, energy and other issues. They will also make policy level-interventions whenever required.
NHPC conferred award: 8th TERI Corporate Awards 20099 June 2009| The Times of India
NHPC Ltd has bagged the prestigious TERI Corporate Environmental Award 2009. The award was given in recognition of corporate leadership efforts towards environmental management and sustainable initiatives. NHPC's Chairman and Managing Director Mr S K Garg received the award from the President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the 8th TERI Corporate Award 2009 function. NHPC's case study titled "Post Construction Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study of 480 MW Uri Power Station in Jammu and Kashmir" which was undertaken to ascertain effectiveness of various environmental and social safeguards implemented at the power station was evaluated by TERI research professionals for this award.
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presents the 8th TERI Corporate Awards8 June 2009| The Financial Express
Hon'ble President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil felicitated 10 Indian corporate entities for Environmental Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility and combating HIV AIDS at the TERI Corporate Awards. Also present for the ceremony in the Main Hall of Vigyan Bhavan were Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Chairman IPCC; Mr Sajjan Jindal, President ASSOCHAM and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited; and Mr Gunter Dresrusse, Country Director, GTZ.
Environment authority to come up soon6 June 2009| The Financial Express
To tighten the noose around the industry overlooking green norms, an EPA (Environment Protection Authority) ensuring strict monitoring of laws and regulations will be set up soon, environment minister Mr Jairam Ramesh said. "While industry has every right to expect transparency, they should also implement green norms at the right earnest. We will soon set up a fully funded EPA, observations of which will be binding on the corporates," Mr Ramesh said at 8th Teri Corporate Awards function held to mark World Environment Day.