TERI in the News
Self-service at home17 August 2009| The Times of India
TERI has been awarded a project by REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships) to frame environmental building guidelines for Bangalore. The BBMP (Bruhat Bengalur Mahanagara Palike) and Bangalore Development Authority are partnering with TERI to make these guidelines part of civic building by-laws.
Surging energy demands, nuclear renaissance key factors to promoting N-energy13 August 2009| The Tribune
TERI and the INS (Indian Nuclear Society) organized a one-day national workshop on "Nuclear Energy Development in India: addressing climate change, public perceptions and large scale deployment". Present on the occasion were Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI, and Chairman, IPCC; Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India; and a panel of top nuclear scientists from the Department of Atomic Energy, researchers from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, TERI, and policymakers, who then brainstormed the relevance of nuclear energy to Indiaâ€™s technological, economic, and environmental future.
NDTV-Toyota begin the second wave of Green Campaign12 August 2009| Business Wire India
After a first year which raised over Rs 20 million to light up 50 villages in India for TERI's 'Lighting a Billion Lives' project, NDTV and Toyota are ready to roll out the second wave of their 'Green Campaign' which includes the 24 hour nonstop television programming 'Greenathon'. The second year encourages every citizen to adopt simple yet compelling causes, like - Say No to Plastic Bags; Save Water; Plant a Tree; Get Rid of Air Pollution; Save Indiaâ€™s Coastal lines & Save the Rivers - enabling them to create a cleaner and greener tomorrow. These mini-campaigns will culminate into Greenathon, a 24-hour non-stop live television programming across all NDTV channels dedicated to improve the environment, like the previous year. With the aim to garner public support, NDTV will telecast documentaries on each of the mini-campaigns, organize on-grounds events, clean-up drives and signature campaigns. Citizens will be encouraged to donate financially and contribute with ideas for the cause on green.ndtv.com. This campaign will make use of different media platforms like TV, internet, paper, mobile, radio to reach across to the widest audience possible.
Red carpet for green-collar workers10 August 2009| Business Standard
After white-and blue-collar jobs, a new class of green-collar workers is emerging. Green-collar workers are those who work on products and services that are environment-friendly. Reacting quickly to this, specialized courses are mushrooming. TERI, University of Basic and Applied Sciences, and the Indian Institutes of Management are coming up with specialized courses on environment conservation. TERI offers courses in environment, including sustainable development. It offers MSc in environmental studies, plant biotechnology, climate science and policy, MTech in infrastructure, and has just started a master of business administration in business sustainability.
Another bid to clean, save Yamuna7 August 2009| The Hindu
Continuing its efforts backed by aid money to clean the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board has initiated another plan to try and save the dying river. The Board has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Science Centre, Delhi, for development of a water museum. As part of its outreach programme, the Jal Board has partnered with six NGOs from the six identified zones of Delhi. The NGOs have been roped in to counter public indifference towards the river and its cleaning. The six NGOs involved are: TERI, Adhaar, Aradhana, Sarvati Devi Memorial Trust, GDS Society and Mahilayen Pragati Ki Ore. They will carry out the outreach programme in the identified zones of South Delhi, South-West Delhi, Uttam Nagar, Palam, Nangloi, Najafgarh, Bawana, Rohini, Burari and the trans-Yamuna Area.
Nation to follow Delhi on green code6 August 2009| The Indian Express
Inspired by the Delhi government's example of reinforcing the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for all new government buildings in the Capital, Minister for Environment and Forests Mr Jairam Ramesh has written to chief ministers of all states asking them to comply with ECBC. Dr R K Pachauri has said that asking all states for ECBC compliance is a welcome first step. There is also a need to reach out to the local governance to monitor and regulate the incorporation of ECBC.