TERI in the News

3 record(s) found in 'June 2017'

  • India, EU to boost environmental cooperation

    30 June 2017| PTI

    India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of environment, resource efficiency and, circular economy under the EU\'s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India. The Resource Efficiency Initiative (REI) project will be implemented on behalf of the European Union by a consortium led by Deutsche Gesellschaftf r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with TERI, Confederation of the Indian Industry and Adelphi. The project objectives includes assessment of India\'s current and future use of resources and to develop a resource efficiency strategy for India in four sectors - mobility, buildings and construction, renewable energy, and plastic and e-waste management.

  • US announces $7.5 million to advance India's power grid

    21 June 2017| The Economic Times

    The US government will spend $7.5 million to help advance India's power grid, as part of the two countries' commitments to ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy. India's Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. The Indian team, led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, includes partners from IIIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneshwar and TERI, New Delhi.

  • India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

    2 June 2017| Business Today

    The US president has announced the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI and one of the key negotiators for India during the Paris climate summit, termed the decision "unfortunate". Dr Mathur said that the absence of US leadership and financial support in implementing the Agreement could delay actions to both reduce global emissions as well as to adapt to the adverse impacts of the climate change that has already occurred. However, he believes that the positive trends in the decline of prices of renewable energy and energy efficiency will continue to drive global action to ensure that global temperature rise remains well below 2 degrees C.