TERI in the News

20 record(s) found in 'August 2006'

  • Environment experts puzzled over desert deluge

    31 August 2006| The Peninsula

    Floods in Rajasthan, drought in the northeast! While lay people puzzle over the curious twist of nature, experts attribute the phenomenon to extreme weather events known to occur globally and not necessarily due to global warming and climate change. In its last report, the IPCC warned that frequency of extreme weather events are expected to increase due to global warming. There has been a 0.6 degree Celsius increase in mean average temperature of 15 degree Celsius over the last few decades. "This increase in average global temperature can lead to changes in weather patterns and extreme weather events. Things are definitely changing, but there is need to investigate and analytically study the available data," said Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, TERI.

  • Babus to be trained by Harvard, IIM experts

    30 August 2006| The Indian Express

    In a move to provide world-class training to the country's babus, the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) is on the verge of kicking off phased training programmes for bureaucrats. The training, which would be imparted by top-notch international universities like the Kennedy School of Public Administration of the Harvard University, Syracuse University and Duke University in collaboration with premier domestic educational institutes including the Indian Institutes of Management and TERI, would be conducted in phases or levels based on the age and experience of the bureaucrats beginning early next year.

  • Climate change: Floods re-ignite global warming debate

    30 August 2006| NDTV

    There have been floods in at least four states this year - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Partly, these floods were caused due to the dams and the fact that governments had to resort to emergency release of water from reservoirs after abnormally high rains in catchment areas. "These are all clear signs of climate change, and it is a reality today. We have to manage our water resources better. We have to manage our crops better. We have to develop better techniques to deal with a predictable increase in precipitation levels. And we need to do this now," said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. It is a situation of urgency, if not emergency because ours is a 7,500 km long coastline, and most of it is low-lying and densely populated with the best reserves of alluvial soil.

  • Foreign gurus have lessons for babus

    29 August 2006| The Financial Express

    In a move to provide world-class training to the country’s babus, the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) is on the verge of kicking off phased training programmes for bureaucrats. The training, which would be imparted by top-notch international universities like the Kennedy School of Public Administration of the Harvard University, Syracuse University and Duke University in collaboration with premier domestic educational institutes including the Indian Institutes of Management and TERI, would be conducted in phases or levels based on the age and experience of the bureaucrats beginning early next year.

  • On energy audit list: government buildings

    29 August 2006| Hindustan Times

    Delhi government is gearing up to make their offices practice energy conservation to the optimum level by drawing up an action plan along with TERI. A team headed by Chief Secretary Mr R Narayanaswami is preparing an energy efficiency and power conservation blueprint. Officials from MCD, PWD, NDMA, TERI and DDA would suggest practical steps to conserve energy.

  • TERI to develop building code for capital

    29 August 2006| Indian Express

    Construction of new buildings in Delhi will have to conform to 'green building guidelines' before they are approved. The Delhi government has roped in TERI to develop strict building codes for the city. TERI has also been given responsibility of developing energy conservation films on behalf of Delhi government.

  • Sheila for core panel to conserve energy

    29 August 2006| The Statesman

    Delhi government is gearing up to make their offices practice energy conservation to the optimum level by drawing up an action plan along with  TERI. An action plan drawing blueprints of consumption of power by appliances in government offices, their control, check, replacement and modification will be made so that measures can be suggested by TERI to conserve energy.

  • B-schools to polish up Babus

    29 August 2006| The Economic Times

    Premier management institutes IIM-A, IIM-B and TERI School of Advanced Studies have joined hands with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Maxwell University and Duke University, respectively to conduct short-term courses for senior officials of the central government.

  • Centre for launch special mission for biofuel crops

    24 August 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    The Union ministry for Agriculture proposes to launch a special mission to promote cultivation of biofuel crops like jatropha, karanj, and other crops such as sugarcane, cassava, sweet sorghum, maize and sugar beet. R&D programmes on identification and seed resource assessment are being undertaken by organizations TERI, ICAR, CSIR and IIT Delhi.

  • India will face acute water shortage by 2047

    24 August 2006| The Asian Age

    By 2047, India will face acute water scarcity and soil degradation will cover 80 per cent of the land area. Sixty per cent of the coal requirements would also be imported. India is vulnerable to climatic change and sea level rise," said Dr R.K. Pachauri, Director General, Tata Energy Resources Institute while addressing the audience at Jamia Millia Islamia at a seminar titled Sustainable Development in South Asia, issues in infrastructure and environment.

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