TERI in the News

36 record(s) found in 'August 2007'

  • Coordinated action can help solve problem of climate change

    20 August 2007| The Hindu

    The problem of climate change can be solved through coordinated action by all the stakeholders. I believe the legal profession has a unique opportunity and a significant responsibility because it is a profession whose intellectual exercises have a direct bearing on government thinking and action across the globe," said Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC. At the 15th annual convocation of the National Law School of India University, Dr Pachauri said in the area of environmental actions, the judiciary had been the pacesetter and had established a record that gave every citizen a great deal of strength in demanding the protection of environment.

  • Legal mechanism needed to check climate change: Pachauri

    20 August 2007| The Pioneer

    There is need for a legal mechanism to fight the challenges of climate change and global warming that are threatening the environment, Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC, said. Delivering the 15th convocation address of the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, Dr Pachauri called for adequate teeth to ensure proper response by those responsible for the problem and penalties for those who do not comply with the provisions of the global agreements like the UNFCCC.

  • Workshop on Yamuna Plan

    15 August 2007| The Tribune

    Delhi Tourism and TERI are jointly holding a workshop on Yamuna Redevelopment Plan at India Habitat Centre. During this workshop, a presentation on "Improving the Water Requirement of Delhi" along with "Rejuvenation of Yamuna river" will be arranged and keynote address will be delivered by Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.

  • West Bengal may tap TERI to map groundwater

    15 August 2007| Business Standard

    The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is keen on roping in TERI to conduct a study on the effects of climatic change on the ground water levels of the state and how it would affect the availability of water for agricultural purposes. TERI has already submitted a proposal for the same, and we would decide on which technical agency to employ for conducting the research in a couple of months.

  • Government to introduce variable power tariff rates

    14 August 2007| The Hindu

    Delhiites might soon have to pay more for electricity during peak hours, with the government proposing to introduce differential tariff rates during the day. The new proposal, called 'Time-of-the-day metering', would entail charging different rates during the day depending upon the time which would be categorized as peak, off-peak and normal. The proposal was prepared by TERI after a comprehensive survey of certain areas in the capital like Rohini and IP Extension.

  • Delhi to introduce differential power tariff for its residents

    14 August 2007| Business Standard

    The power consumers of Delhi may soon stop worrying about their ever-rising bills. Delhi will become the first state in the country to give its residents an option of adopting the time-of-day (TOD) metering, which means shifting your peak hour activities to off-peak hours to benefit from reduced rates. The proposal was prepared by TERI after a comprehensive survey of certain areas in the capital like Rohini and IP Extension. TERI has proposed different peak, normal and off-peak periods to synchronize with the variation of seasonal load patterns. The rates in the off-peak and normal periods are lower than the existing rates though the rates are increased sharply during peak hours to limit the use to only essential load.

  • TERI's formula to keep bugs at bay: Eucalyptus extract

    14 August 2007| The Indian Express

    As new pesticide extracted from eucalyptus plants has been developed by scientists at TERI. Called 'biopesticide' since it is derived from a plant, it not only kills pests but also leaves the environment unharmed. the pesticide has shown to be effective against Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)-a pest known to affect at least 181 plant species, the most significant being cotton, pulses, groundnut and tomato.

  • DNA clubs for school students

    13 August 2007| The Telegraph

    Book lovers clubs, trekking clubs, stamp collectors' club…the list is endless. And now, children of the region are set for some infotainment at the Department of Biotechnology Natural Awareness Clubs or, to put it more simply, DNA Clubs. TERI's Northeastern Regional Centre will soon start DNA clubs for schoolchildren of the region to enhance their understanding of the biological diversity of the country, the importance of local bio-resources, their sustainable use and conservation.

  • Change consumption patterns to fight climate change: Dr Pachauri

    10 August 2007| Mangalorean.com

    The world must stabilize concentration of greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 and shift to alternative sources of energy while people must change their consumption patterns, the head of the global body on climate change has advised. Dr R K Pachauri, the chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was delivering the Jack Beale Memorial Lecture on Global Environment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

  • Iemma urged to back clean coal

    10 August 2007| The Sydney Morning Herald

    Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC wants the Australian Premier, Mr Morris Iemma, to consider setting up an experimental clean coal plant when the NSW inquiry into the state's energy needs reports this month. Dr Pachauri also wants Australia and India to co-operate on a solar power project that could help bring renewable energy to poor rural communities around the world.