TERI in the News

20 record(s) found in 'June 2010'

  • Durable technology must for green energy

    6 June 2010| The Indian Express

    Minister for new and renewable energy Dr Farooq Abdullah cautioned Corporate India against choosing cheap energy technologies that could jack up their profits in the short term but might not deliver in the long run. Dr Abdullah speaking as chief guest at the FE-EVI Green Business Leadership Award. Speaking on the occasion, guest of honour Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, and Chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, expressed satisfaction that renewable energy projects were a key component of the recovery packages prepared by countries like the US and China in the wake of the global economic recession.

  • Solar lamps in buffer villages to reduce man-animal conflict

    6 June 2010| The Pioneer

    The increasing incidence of man-animal conflicts in the inhabited areas of tiger buffer zones and corridor areas may now be brought under control with solar lanterns lighting up the crucial villages. It is also expected to deter poaching, besides ushering in sustainable livelihood options for primitive tribal groups and other clannish population residing there. The pilot project in its first phase has been taken up in Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh, Simlipal, Sariska Melghat, Kanha-Pench corridor, and Dudhwa and Balmiki tiger reserves. It is being implemented under the flagship project of “Lighting a Billion Lives” by TERI. It is expected to yield tangible results in animal conservation. The project has been implemented in at least five villages in Ranthambhore reserve, one in Bandhavgarh, besides ten in Melghat. Work is in progress in eleven villages in Kanha-Pench corridor, which is expected to be ready by the end of the month, besides two each in Dudhwa Balmiki and Simlipal reserves. Accordingly, each village would be given at least fifty solar lamps and individual households would be provided with one lamp each. Each of these lamps would have facilities of night LED lamps, dimmers, mobile charger besides battery status indicator.

  • Tariff hike can stop wastage: Pachauri

    6 June 2010| The Asian Age

    Speaking at a function to mark the World Environment Day, which was also attended by Chief Minister of Delhi Ms Shiela Dikshit, the Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC Dr R K Pachauri suggested an increase in power and water tariff to make people understand the value of scarce resources. Ms Dikshit hoped that the State of Environment Report 2010, which was released at the function, would serve as a useful document for policymakers, non-government organisations, civil society and government agencies in policy making and maintaining a balance between development, while conserving natural resources.

  • Paving the way for green GDP figures

    5 June 2010| Mint

    The ministry of statistics and programme implementation has been working on a system to compute the country’s green GDP (gross domestic product). This would be significantly lower than its real GDP, since the country’s economic growth is resource-intensive. India realizes that in a country where around 70% of the power is supplied through coal, there is a need for a transition to a low-carbon future very soon. According to Mr Manish Kumar Shrivastava , instead of an absolute figure on green GDP, an index measuring the ‘green factor’ in economic growth would serve well. It will allow a political argument to emerge in favour of the environment without communicating impressions of low or no economic growth.

  • Univs tread green path

    5 June 2010| The Hindustan Times

    The education system has sensed such industry demands and has tweaked the courses they offer to incorporate green technology and eco-design in their curriculum. Several universities in India have also started specialized technical and management courses dealing with climate change, environment, sustainable development and green technology. Dr Rajiv Seth, registrar of TERI University, says courses in environment management and green technology are the need of the hour. TERI has collaborated with various industry giants and developed courses such as a Master’s course in Natural Resource Management, Climate Science and Policy, Renewable Energy Engineering and Management, and Sustainable Development Practice.

  • What Bangaloreans are doing on Green Day

    5 June 2010| The Times of India

    Accenture, with TERI, has launched Environment Sustainability Project. The year-long project aims at building environmental responsibility among college students across seven cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. Accenture employees, along with 20 students from each of these colleges, will work with TERI and its partner NGOs to devise ways of improving the environmental status of local communities. College students will team with employees in a plant-tree campaign.

  • IPM-CRSP Virginia Tech, USA and TERI to start second phase of integrated pest management program in India

    4 June 2010| Businesswire India

    TERI has begun the second phase (October 2009 to September 2010) of a venture partnering with Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) a USAID-funded program managed by Virginia Tech to promote integrated pest management technologies in tomato, eggplant, okra, cucurbit and crucifer crops. In India, TERI has two main sites, one in the north, and one in the south.

  • Arsenic, cadmium in water

    2 June 2010| The Hindustan Times

    "There are stretches of the Yamuna river going through Delhi that are heavily polluted stock, we are doing a study on vegetables grown on the river beds of the Yamuna and find these containing traces of matters and metal-loids like arsenic. That’s a cause for concern. These can get to your blood supply. Studies can show that a high blood-lead leave impacts children’s thinking process and brain functions", says Dr Suneel Pandey, Fellow, TERI, in an interview where he talks about pollution and how one can help. Read more > >

  • MMRDA ties up with TERI for green growth

    2 June 2010| DNA

    Realizing the importance of environmental balance, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) has signed MoU with TERI. MMRDA and TERI have agreed to develop and implement need-based collaborative programmes in local, national and global context while developing regional infrastructure. The MoU is a part of the efforts that the authority is making to find solutions that will allow infrastructure development without impairing environmental virtues. The key areas identified by MMRDA and TERI are compilation of the environmental status report, estimating the carbon footprints of organizations and evaluating the impact of modern and improved transport projects undertaken by MMRDA on the environment. They will also develop programmes and projects for the preservation of natural wetlands within the boundaries of MMR and devise methodologies and or policies for preservation of mangroves and salt pans within MMR.

  • Making the World a Better Place

    1 June 2010| MICEtalk

    All activities in TERI progress from formulating local and national level strategies to defining global solutions, and finding solutions to critical energy and environment-related issues. The institute believes it is essential to have multi-stakeholder dialogues between governments, corporate entities, NGOs, academicians and civil society. Read more > >