TERI in the News
Quarter of Africa faces water shortage, courtesy global warming: Pachauri29 August 2009| The Times of India
25% of Africa experiences shortage of drinking water due to global warming, which is increasing at a higher rate now than in earlier decades, Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change said while delivering through video clip a lecture on "The environment and India: Quo Vadis? A temperate or a tempestuous future?" By 2020, between 75 million and 250 million people across the African continent will be suffering from "water stress", said Dr Pachauri. Painting an alarming picture of the greenhouse effect, Dr Pachauri said in recent decades, the rate of warming has been higher than in earlier decades.
TERI and Nikkei to host the First Global Eco-Business Forum to strengthen Indo- Japan partnership28 August 2009| Businesswireindia
As per the Kyoto Protocol, the developed countries are increasingly looking towards developing nations for collaborations in the area of reducing greenhouse emissions through introduction of environment and energy technologies and also earn carbon credits. For the first time, Nikkei's Global Eco-Business Forum, a conglomerate of government and private sector business enterprises from Japan are coming together in New Delhi on 5th September, 2009 to set up partnerships and collaborations in India for introducing energy technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. TERI is the knowledge partner. The forum will deliberate and discuss the areas of technological development and deployment to promote an ecologically sustainable growth.
India can match developed nations in cutting GHGs' level by 2050: Studies27 August 2009| Indian Express
Countering the highly exaggerated predictions by some developed countries for India's greenhouse gas emissions in near future, new studies have revealed that, if managed well, the country's per capita emissions can be contained within 3 to 3.5 tonnes by 2050, roughly the same level that the developed world would reach if they make drastic cuts from their present levels. These new studies, the results of which are set to be announced soon, show that if the country makes judicious decisions and embarks on an energy-efficient path now, it would continue to be below or at the most at par with some of the developed nations in terms of per capita emissions, provided that those developed countries deliver on demands to cut their emissions by about 80 per cent by 2050. The results of these new studies, being done by TERI, Integrated Research and Action for Development and some other independent agencies, are likely to show that it is entirely possible for India to keep its promise in this regard.
Sustainability meets sound business sense25 August 2009| The Economic Times
TERI is the winner of the Economic Times Award for Corporate Excellence in the category Corporate Citizen. TERI and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-general of the institute, have done significant work on sensitizing people to not only the dangers posed by greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, but also to the economic opportunities that lie in energy efficiency and climate change prevention and mitigation. Climate change is one among the many societal challenges on which TERI carries out research.
TERI propagates urban and healthcare sustainability key to India's development on Foundation Day24 August 2009| The Financial Express
TERI celebrated its Foundation Day by remembering its founder Late Shri Darbari Seth, and inviting Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta- the Medicity. Dr Trehan delivered the 8th annual lecture and was felicitated for his significant contribution to the field of medicine. The ceremony was presided over by The Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi-NCT, Shri Tejender Khanna in the presence of Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive Director TERI along with other dignitaries, senior bureaucrats, embassy/high commission officials, entrepreneurs, academicians, scientists and researchers.
Pachauri to draw climate change action plan for Maharashtra government20 August 2009| Samaylive.com
Concerned about climate change and global warming, Maharashtra government plans to draw an action plan for the state under the guidance of noted environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet recently. The cabinet has also approved in principle a budget of around Rs one crore for drawing the action plan.
Solar energy need of time: R K Pachauri20 August 2009| The Economic Times
To promote emission free energy generation, eminent environmentalist R K Pachauri has advocated that states like Rajasthan utilize their abundant solar resources instead of using fossil fuel that adds to global warming.
TERI introduces a unique platform: LaBL partners in technology to illuminate lives of those living in the dark20 August 2009| Business Wire India
TERI has steered the process of providing solar lanterns to a billion rural households across developing nations through their flagship campaign - LaBL (Lighting a Billion Lives). To further LaBL, it has formed a forum to discuss the opportunities and cohesively work towards lighting a billion lives, TERI along with manufacturers of solar technologies came together to form LaBL Partners in Technology, a unique forum introduced by TERI.
BCCI organizes energy and environment conclave19 August 2009| Thaindian
The energy and environment Conclave being organized by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry on August 28-29 will have speakers who are the veritable "who's who" of the environment and energy spheres â€“ from the worlds of policy, fundamental and applied research, technology and business. Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI will be making a video address.
For TERI and RRI Institutional, governance and dweller rights issues in forestry important for achieving sustainable development18 August 2009| Business Wire India
TERI and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), with support from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), UK, held a two-day workshop â€“ 'Community Rights, Forests and Climate Change' that addressed the issue of forest dwellersâ€™ rights in India. Forests hold immense potential for addressing mitigation and adaptation efforts that are required to restrict the effects of climate change. Forest tenure rights and its governance are significant issues in any discussion on the role of forests. More efforts are needed to (a) recognize human rights; (b) clarify rights to property, access and use; (c) enable local enterprise development, and (d) encourage the transparency and accountability necessary for markets and governance to develop.