TERI in the News
5.5 lakh homes a year...31 July 2009| The Hindustan Times
If all new buildings in urban areas were made to adopt green building concepts, India could save up to 3400 MW of power â€” enough to light up half of Delhi, or 5.5 lakh homes a year, according to estimates by TERI. his would also save the country Rs 40,000 crore per annum, TERI estimates. Given that a four-member home consumes 540 litres of water per day, about 1 lakh additional homes could get water for five years from the annual savings we would make if all new buildings were green.
Experts laud PM stand on emission31 July 2009| The Financial Express
After Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said that the country wonâ€™t take binding targets for carbon emission reduction, Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, emphasized that the governmentâ€™s recognition that global temperature should not rise by more than 2ÂºC above pre-industrial times is a step in the right direction.
TERI launches Search programme29 July 2009| The Pioneer
Keeping environmental sustainability in mind, TERI in collaboration with Tetra Pak India Pvt Ltd has initiated Project Search (Sensitisation, Education and Awareness on Recycling for Cleaner Habitat) to conduct awareness and sensitisation drives in schools in order to instill a habit of recycling amongst the youth. The main objectives of the programme are to raise awareness amongst school students on environment in general and recycling in specific and to instill among children good waste management practices.
TERI University launches two new courses on 10th anniversary29 July 2009| Sindh Today
TERI University is starting two new courses this academic year, its tenth since getting deemed university status. The university is starting a specialized MBA programme on business sustainability, which will produce people able to manage businesses in such a way that natural resources do not get used up.
CSCI India Chapter launched: The nine founding members of CSCI India pledged to reduce carbon emissions by four million tons in next three years25 July 2009| EFY Times
Dell, Intel, HP, Google, WWF, TERI, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, MAIT and NASSCOM have joined hands with the aim of driving energy efficient practices in every-day computing. They have launched the India chapter of a global initiative â€“ CSCI (Climate Savers Computing Initiative). The nine founding members of CSCI India pledged to reduce carbon emissions by four million tons and reduce 50 per cent in energy costs through efficient computing in next three years. While complementing the launch of CSCI chapter in India Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of IPCC and Director-General of TERI lauded the efforts and expected that "the industry, including the associations and leading think-tanks, will move along the path of designing and producing equipment which would ensure efficient use of energy."
Pachauri says India can't be forced on climate change22 July 2009| PTI
Supporting India's stand that it would not budge under pressure from the western world to accept emission reduction standards, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General said that India cannot be "pressurized" on the issue and asked the developed world to act first. Dr Pachauri said the statement made by Environment Minister Mr Jairam Ramesh during a joint interaction with US Secretary of State Ms Hillary Clinton that India would not budge under pressure from the western world to accept emission reduction standards was the country's principled stand.
IGNOU to co-host ICDL 201021 July 2009| The Times of India
IGNOU will be the partner with the TERI to co-host the International Conference on Digital Libraries. The Third International Conference on Digital Libraries is being organized during 23-26 February 2010. The theme of the Conference is "Shaping the Information Paradigm".
Bring solar to our villages17 July 2009| The Asian Age
Out of more than 6,00,000 villages in India, something like 1,05,000 are still officially not electrified. The Lighting a Billion Lives model has been launched by TERI wherein a village level charging station is put up by the efforts of TERI using resources collected from different sources and the panels are used to charge up solar lanterns at the charging station. The lanterns are rented out to the villagers for a nominal fee for the night and returned the next morning for charging through the day.
Trash N' use: Bangalore generates 3000 tonnes of tetrapaks each year17 July 2009| Bangalore Mirror
In a bid to recyle and reuse tetrapaks, bins have been placed in several areas in Bangalore to collect them. Tetra Pak India Pvt Ltd, a company that processes food and packs solutions, has tied up with Saahas, an NGO in Bangalore, to spread awareness. From 22 July 2009, 30 schools in Bangalore will have trash bins for used tetrapaks initiated by TERI in collaboration with Tetra Pak India Pvt. Ltd. The drive is part of Project SEARCH (Sensitisation, education and awareness on recycling for cleaner habitat) to conduct awareness and sensitisation drives in schools in order to instill the habit of recycling amongst the youth. NGO Saahas will clear the collection in the bins.
Cooking fires weakening Indian monsoon, says expert15 July 2009| The Times of India
Soot from the wood-based cooking fires used by 70% of Indians is forming a cloud of pollutants that is impeding the monsoon winds, according to a senior scientist. The Asian Brown Cloud, as the blanket of pollutants over South Asia and the Tibetan plateau is called, is not only weakening the monsoon but is responsible for half the warming observed in the Himalayas, Prof. Syed Iqbal Hasnain, senior fellow at TERI.