TERI in the News

17 record(s) found in 'July 2006'

  • Rainwater harvesting: DJB to revive interest

    30 July 2006| The Times of India

    The DJB (Delhi Jal Board) will open 'rain centres' in its various zones that will provide people guidance in installing rainwater-harvesting systems. DJB has tied up with TERI and CSE to help in the initiative.

  • Country's greenest building to stand tall at the University

    26 July 2006| Indian Express; Pune Newsline

    The University of Pune (UoP) will soon house the country's most-environment friendly building. It will be one of the four such buildings in India which have the highest platinum points - a rating given to the most self-sufficient building in areas like power and water by the United States Green Building Council. The project is on the drawing boards and the designs are expected to be finalized within a month. "We might ask for help from TERI and the CII-Godrej centre too," said Mr Prakash Deshmukh, one of the architects.

  • Tear in Gangotri glacier

    21 July 2006| Hindustan Times

    The Gangotri glacier is showing probably the first sign of global warming and ecological imbalance in the region. Mountaineers have discovered a cleavage running into several meters. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC, says, "In the next 25 years half of the Himalayan glaciers will be lost to warming, affecting adversely crops and people of the region".

  • Up, up and away - Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

    20 July 2006| Hindustan Times

    There is a growing consensus in the international energy business that oil will reach $ 100 a barrel, plus or minus $ 5, by December. Economies, which will best handle the oil price spike that is expected to rebalance the energy markets, are those that have been most honest about oil prices. In other words, they have not disguised how high global oil prices have become to either individuals or firms. And they have focused on stepping up growth through more reforms and not holding down interest rates. Dr Leena Srivastava of TERI has pointed out, 30 to 50 per cent of India's energy production is wasted because prices are so out of whack with reality. Higher prices would have helped reduce this sort of leakage, making it easier for India's economy to post solid growth even at $ 100 a barrel.

  • CESC joins US alternative to Kyoto protocol

    18 July 2006| The Indian Express; Kolkata Newsline

    Private power utility CESC Ltd has joined a US-led consortium behind a protocol functioning parallel to the widely-accepted Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gases, becoming the first company from India to do so. CESC would now put into place the processes and tools that would help it qualify for the gains offered to companies who reduce harmful emissions. TERI has customised for India the accounting process developed by the WBSCD and WRI.

  • French honour for Dr M S Swaminathan

    15 July 2006| The Hindu

    France honoured four Indians on its national day. Noted agriculturist Dr M S Swaminathan, social worker Ms Ela Bhatt, environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, and human rights activist Father Cedric Prakash were honoured by the French government in recognition of their exemplary contributions in their respective fields. Director-General of TERI, Dr Pachauri was awarded the 'Officer of the Legion' for his contribution in the field of environment and sustainable development. In his acceptance speech, he lauded French achievements in the area of energy and environment.

  • French honour

    15 July 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    France honoured four Indians on its national day. Noted agriculturist Dr M S Swaminathan, social worker Ms Ela Bhatt, environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, and human rights activist Father Cedric Prakash were honoured by the French government in recognition of their exemplary contributions in their respective fields. Director-General of TERI, Dr Pachauri was awarded the 'Officer of the Legion' for his contribution in the field of environment and sustainable development. In his acceptance speech, he lauded French achievements in the area of energy and environment.

  • Indian class for Yale students

    15 July 2006| The Hindu

    While the exotic side of the country attracts most foreigners, four young people from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies have moved beyond the exotic and chosen India as a destination for education. On a research scholarship of TERI/Yale Collaborative on Environmental Management, they are on a mission to learn lessons from India's development process. Established with a three-year grant of 825,000 dollars, the collaborative programme on "Building capacity for environmental resource management in India" is funded by the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation of Boston and will emphasize on teaching, training and research in the areas of energy, climate change and carbon sequestration, environmental law and policy, joint forest and watershed management and industrial ecology.

  • Commission readies to make competition fair

    14 July 2006| The Financial Express

    As a prelude to its being fully empowered to crack the whip on cartels and other anti-competitive practices and arrangements, the Competition Commission of India is arming itself with the intelligence required for such measures. At the behest of the commission, premier research and academic institutions like JNU Delhi, IIM Bangalore, TERI and NCAER are conducting a host of investigative studies on sectors that are presumably affected by absence of competition or abuse of dominance. Sources said the CCI-mandated studies would also examine whether the central or state government policies were hampering the wholesome growth and efficiency of the industries concerned.

  • Usha Martin gets TERI award

    9 July 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    Usha Martin Ltd, the world's second largest wire rope manufacturer, has received TERI Corporate Social Responsibility Award in recognition of leadership in corporate citizenship and sustainable initiatives among companies with a turnover exceeding Rs 500 crore, according to a statement issued by the company. Mr B.K. Jhawar, Chairman, received the award at a function in Delhi recently. The award has been given for outstanding work undertaken in Low Birth Weight Project in rural Jharkhand. The other partners of the project were Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra (implementing agency), ICICI Bank (strategic partner and funding agency), Jharkhand Government (enabler and implementing partner), Jharkhand Health Society, John Hopkins University (operations research design) and CINI (conceptual and technical support).

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