TERI in the News

25 record(s) found in 'July 2007'

  • PM wants pollution-free transport

    14 July 2007| The Times of India

    While he may not have taken a direct cue from Delhi's transport woes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underlined the need for a national urban transport policy to provide efficient, pollution-free and affordable public services to Indian citizens. A group comprising scientific advisor to PM Dr R Chidambaram, chairman of intergovernmental panel on climate panel Dr R K Pachauri and environmental secretary Mr Meena Gupta will put together a policy document on India's negotiating stance on climate change at international forumS.

  • India to launch major campaign to increase green cover

    13 July 2007| The Times of India

    Amid global concerns over climate change, India, on Friday, decided to come out with a national policy soon to address the challenges and launch a major country-wide afforestation campaign next month. The key decisions were taken at the first meeting of the newly set up National Council on Climate Change here which was chaired by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and attended by his senior Cabinet colleagues and top scientists. The committee, comprising Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr R Chidambaram, Chairman of the Inter-governmental panel on Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri and Union Environment Secretary, will submit the report by October- November

  • Garam hawa: India must construct an enlightened climate change policy

    12 July 2007| Hindustan Times

    In May, India set up the Expert Committee on Impacts of Climate Change chaired by Dr R Chidambaram, Scientific Advisor to the government, followed in short order in June by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change. Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and chairman of the IPCC, is on both panels and is an extremely busy man, travelling incessantly with his message that it is not too late to wake up to global warming.

  • India to chart strategy on climate change

    10 July 2007| The Times of India

    India will prepare a national strategy on climate change before the next round of multilateral negotiations under the UN's convention on climate change is held in December. The PM's council on climate change, a group of experts and senior government officials, will meet on July 13 to start work on the strategy. The council has Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the UN's panel on climate change, Ms Sunita Narain of the Centre for Science and Environment, and Dr Prodipto Ghosh, till recently secretary in the environment and forests ministry, as experts from outside the government, while Mr Ratan Tata represents the industry. Journalists Mr Raj Chengappa and Mr R Ramachandran are also on the PM's panel.

  • Green Army: battling for the environment

    9 July 2007| Deccan Herald

    Green Army has organized programmes like 'Pulse Water Campaign' to prevent wastage, misuse and overuse of water in households in residential layouts in association with various government departments like Pollution Control Board, Lake Development Authority, Bangalore Development Authority, Karnataka State Biodiversity Board, BWSSB and NGOs like Green Peace, TERI, Project Agastya etc.

  • IT pros form group in e-waste management campaign

    8 July 2007| Indian Express

    A group of IT professionals under the banner of Pune Nagrik Manch has joined hands to campaign against electronic waste in and around the city. Some 2500 tonnes of electronic waste is generated in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, according to a Maharashtra Pollution Control Board study released in March 2007. PNM will also participate in a seminar organized by TERI on July 21

  • (P) Lots of Green

    7 July 2007| Hindustan Times, HT Estates

    As construction consortiums overpower the landscape of the city, urban farming or urban landscape management is emerging as a viable and practical tool to maintain the ecological balance of the expanse. According to Dr P P Bhojvaid, Senior Fellow at TERI, urban agriculture is about landscape management and 'greening' a space. All across the world, practices in vegetation are being cleverly used. In the Middle East, for instance, vegetative belts are used to prevent the movement of sand and sand dunes across cities.

  • For cool summers and warmer winters, knock at TERI doors

    6 July 2007| MERI News

    TERI Retreat presents an example of how we can use natural resources to make our life comfortable. Surrounded by acres of greenery made resplendent by beautiful landscaping, the TERI Retreat at Gual Pahari is an oasis amidst the barren landscape.

  • Leading scientist says climate change increases poverty and hunger

    5 July 2007| VOA News

    The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, says the effects of climate change will be mainly felt in the areas of health and agriculture. He says it is the poor who would suffer most from the change.

  • Watershed conservation supported by Coke, World Wildlife Fund

    5 July 2007| News Blaze

    Conservation and protection of seven of the world's most critical river systems is the aim of a multiyear partnership launched by the Coca-Cola Company, a beverage manufacturer, and the international conservation group World Wildlife Fund. Pepsi reports that it is working with China Women's Development Foundation to research ways to expand the availability of safe drinking water in Western and Central China. It says that it also is working with TERI to create sustainable water management systems to benefit communities