TERI in the News

19 record(s) found in 'June 2009'

  • Lanco Aban gets TERI award

    6 June 2009| The Hindu Business Line

    Lanco Aban Power Company Ltd was awarded the TERI corporate special award for environmental excellence for 2008-09. According to a statement, the award was handed over to Lanco officials on the World Environment Day by the President, Ms Pratibha Patil, in New Delhi. Lanco Aban along with Lanco Kondapalli of the Lanco group, has been meeting environmental safety norms.

  • An Indian-UK collaborative study has set out six key considerations to facilitate transfer of low-carbon technologies to developing countries to help fight global climate change

    5 June 2009| ETAP

    An Indian-UK collaborative study has set out six key considerations to facilitate transfer of low-carbon technologies to developing countries to help fight global climate change. The transfer of low carbon technologies to developing countries is essential if reductions in global CO2 emissions are to be realised. The economies of China and India are growing at exceptional rates, and the unavoidable product of such growth is a dramatic increase in greenhouse-gas emissions. Taking the example of India, emissions increased by 61% between 1990 and 2001. At this rate, it will draw level with China in 2030. In order to facilitate the transfer of low-carbon technologies, the UK and India came together to assess the existing barriers. The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Indian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry commissioned the Sussex Energy Group, the Institute of Development Studies and TERI to analysis the transfer of environmental technologies between the developed and developing worlds. The study concentrated on two case studies: hybrid vehicles and coal-fired power generation via integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC). As a result, it produced key policy considerations on how best to facilitate transfer of low-carbon technologies to developing countries.

  • Building green Delhi

    5 June 2009| The Hindustan Times

    At present, around 30 new projects from Delhi are waiting to be certified as green buildings. The Indian Green Building Council, a Hyderabad-based national body backed by the Confederation of Indian Industry, certifies green buildings according to the U.S. standards. The campus of TERI University, a private institution located in Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, has vents around its building that suck in air. The air is then passed through an underground tunnel and released inside. Since underground temperature is lower than surface temperature, air is cooler when it is released inside the building. The under-construction headquarters of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, a 28-storey building, will use solar power for cooling and lighting. Delhi Transco's building is using bricks of flyash (a waste of coal power generation) for construction.

  • New book series explains climate change to children

    5 June 2009| Thaindian News

    TERI has collaborated in publishing a series of child-friendly books on the perils of climate change. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of the institute, while speaking at the launch of "SOS: In Extreme Danger", an environment primer for children, said that it is in the hands of the children to try to change their own lives towards greater protection of their environment and all our natural resources. This series is aimed at providing children with knowledge on what needs to be done in all these areas. The slim volume is part of a Save Planet series of 10 books, published by Pearson Education and TERI.

  • Pollution levels at schools alarmingly high, finds study

    5 June 2009| The Indian Express

    A study by TERI profiling air pollution in schools between 2002 and 2003 has thrown up alarming results. The study monitored air pollution - Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (fine particles less 2.5 microns in size that trigger asthma), sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide - in six schools across Delhi. The study shows RSPM levels were exceedingly high throughout the year, while other pollutants had wavering values. The study covered schools in Saket, Pusa Road, Shalimar Bagh, Chanakyapuri and Noida.

  • Little Green Men

    3 June 2009| Indian Express

    TERI has come out with green books for children. In collaboration with Pearson Longman, these are arguably India's first ever series of books that have been written by research scholars with the aim of sensitising kids towards environment. "The children have a great responsibility to change their lives towards a greater protection of the environment and all our natural resources. This series is aimed at providing children with information on what needs to be done in all these areas," said Dr R K Pachauri, director-general, TERI, and chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • TERI's MSc Eco course

    3 June 2009| The Pioneer

    TERI University invites applications for MSc Economics with specialisation in environmental and resource economics. It is a two-year intensive programme on principles and techniques of environmental and resource economics and their application to public policy. In first semester students will be taught basic economic theory and its practices and in second and third semesters they will be in the theory and practice of environmental and resource economics.

  • Consumer and technology companies have to do more to confront the business challenges posed by global warming

    1 June 2009| The Financial Express

    Dell in collaboration with TERI recently launched the Climate EduXchange initiative, which is aimed at empowering the youth with tools and platforms for knowledge sharing that will help them build a better future. The programme reaches out to children from classes 5-11. Six cities where Dell has a presence-Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mohali and Pune-are targeted.

  • TERI organizes second annual conference on green publishing

    1 June 2009| Energetica India

    The printing and publishing industry in India has traditionally been looked upon as a noble sector because of its obvious contribution to literacy, education, and awareness. However, as ecological concerns rise in the form of water depletion, greenhouse gas emissions, chemical discharge into water bodies, energy inefficiency, and environmental hazards, the conventional idea of profit maximization by private firms is being replaced by the ideology of corporate social responsibility. Recognizing this and the role that the publishing industry can play in going green to save the environment, TERI Press, the publishing arm of TERI organized an event Pathways to Green Publishing: a stakeholders’ dialogue on ecological and sustainable publishing practices.