TERI in the News

17 record(s) found in 'July 2009'

  • TERI BCSD India emphasizes transparent reporting mechanism

    15 July 2009| Financial Express

    A consistent, reliable, credible, and transparent reporting mechanism is a critical element in the process of communicating a corporation's efforts to be more sustainable. Organizations are increasingly adopting the concept of corporate sustainability, which is focused on environmental, social, and economic performance, in place of the traditional principle of ‘growth and profit maximization’. Reporting this to the public can happen only through proper measuring and monitoring procedures. Against this backdrop, it is imperative for companies to draw up accurate sustainability reports and learn how it could impact their long-term viability. To provide the mechanism for corporations TERI-BCSD (Business Council for Sustainable Development) India facilitated a workshop on ‘Training and Capacity Building on Corporate Sustainability - Measuring and Reporting’ under ‘The Royal Norwegian Embassy-TERI Framework Agreement for the 'Programme of cooperation on energy, environment, and climate change’.

  • Trillions needed for India's growth to be carbon neutral

    13 July 2009| The Indian Express

    In a bid to project what will be India’s optimum fuel mix pattern to tackle climate change, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has commissioned four think tanks to simulate a model for India’s growth. At least one model created by leading climate change scientist Dr R K Pachauri and his team at TERI posits that if India continues on its current energy paths for the next 35 years, its per capita emissions will be five times what it is now.

  • Maharashtra faces recurring droughts: Pachauri

    12 July 2009| The Times of India

    The impact of climate change will be felt in Maharashtra through a series of recurring droughts, Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change said. Dr Pachauri cautioned that in India, the climate change will have an adverse impact on wheat productivity.

  • Sun shines on Solar City project

    8 July 2009| The Times of India

    The master plan on making Chandigarh a Solar City prepared by TERI was approved by the Chandigarh administration and it would now be sent to the Union ministry of renewable energy for seeking double the prescribed financial assistance. The draft report submitted by TERI has recommended energy efficiency measures of 20% for both residential and commercial sectors. The project would be collectively funded by Government of India (with a matching grant by the administration or Municipal Corporation, depending on the department authorized to carry out the project.

  • Funds announced for climate change

    7 July 2009| The Tribune

    The Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, in the Union Budget speech, has announced the government’s decision to fully exempt petro-diesel blended with biodiesel from excise duty. The Finance Minister said in order to encourage the use of this environment-friendly fuel, the government proposed to reduce basic custom duty on green fuel, also known as biodiesel fuel, from 7.5% to 2.5% at par with petrol-diesel. Biodiesel obtained from vegetable oils and used for blending with petrol-diesel is currently exempted from excise duty. On this environment-friendly measure, TERI said the decrease of the custom duty on the bio diesel from 7.5% to 2.5% was a forward looking step, which may provide the necessary environment for the use of biodiesel for blending purposes. This will be further encouraged by the decision to avoid double duty on blended diesel (diesel and biodiesel were separately attracting excise duty and the blended biodiesel, being termed as a manufactured product, was also included in the list of excise duty product), Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI said.

  • Concrete steps needed from dev nations on emissions

    5 July 2009| The Times of India

    Industrialized nations should take "concrete steps" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent global warming, the brunt of which developing countries are bearing in the form of crop failures and food shortages, Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change said. Dr Pachauri said developing nations have been bearing the brunt of the consequences of climate change in the form of crop failures, food shortages, outbreak of diseases such as Malaria and extreme weather conditions. Rich nations, meanwhile, have benefited most from industrialization which contributed to unbridled emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

  • TERI University receives support to launch new programme to train students in sustainable development

    1 July 2009| Indian Express

    TERI University has been selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, globally headquartered in Chicago, as one of 10 universities worldwide to receive significant support in the amount of $ 900,000 to create a new master’s degree program in Development Practice. The MacArthur Foundation has awarded $7.6 million to seed the creation of Master’s Development Practice programmes that will provide rigorous post-graduate training for a new generation of development experts over the next three years.