TERI in the News

19 record(s) found in 'September 2006'

  • To turn off mismanagement tap, State Govt plans regulatory panel

    13 September 2006| The Indian Express, Ahmedabad Newsline

    After Maharashtra, Gujarat will be the second state in the country to have a body that will regulate orderly growth of water sector, promote conservation, rationalize water supply tariff, and transport subsidy policies. The bill, called the Gujarat Water Regulatory Commission Bill, 2006, and drafted with the help of TERI, lies with the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, and includes in its ambit municipal bodies, industrial users, and for the first time, aims at economic costing of water.

  • Development versus climate change

    13 September 2006| Mail & Guardian Online

    TERI has studied climate-sensitive regions of India to assess the dual impacts of climate change and globalisation. "Climate change and economic globalisation are two major processes of global change and yet they are not studied in conjunction," says TERI's Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, adding that the most vulnerable to both are "the poor communities - small farmers, fishermen and labourers - with the least capacity to adapt".

  • Pachauri's word of caution on environment

    10 September 2006| The Tribune

    According to Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, India loses 10 per cent of GDP on account of environmental costs. These are due to the costs incurred due to land degradation, morbidity and mortality as a result of pollution, water scarcity, and inefficient use of energy resources and loss of forest resources. Dr Pachauri was speaking at a seminar on "Sustainable development in South Asia: Issues of infrastructure and environment" held at the Jamia Millia Islamia's Academy of Third World Studies.

  • Is your workplace making you sick?

    9 September 2006| DNA

    With 24-hour air-conditioning and hundreds of employees crammed next to each other, more and more office spaces are stealthily becoming breeding grounds for a variety of problems: skin afflictions like rashes, eczema, scabies and warts, viral infections like flu, fungal infections, and other contagious conditions like the common cold. Though little has been done in India on this subject, studies by TERI have said that urbanites who work in these conditions could also be at risk to 'sick-building syndrome' SBS), a combination of ailments (headache, cough, itchy skin, nausea and fatigue) associated with an individual's place of work.

  • Stressing need for water conservation

    8 September 2006| The Hindu

    Spastic children in Bangalore are doing their part for the environment. Students of Spastics Society of Karnataka , studying in classes VI to X will make a presentation on water conservation and rainwater harvesting to over 200 students of Vidhya Niketan Public School, Ullal Upanagara. The event will be part of a campaign, "My Water" (Mobilizing Youth for Water Conservation), launched by TERI.

  • Spastics educate normal students

    7 September 2006| Deccan Herald

    Five spastic students from Spastic Society of Karnataka (SSK) gave a presentation on rainwater harvesting to over 200 normal students from Vidya Niketan School in Bangalore. The students were trained in association with TERI, which is working on the MY Water (Mobilising Youth for Water Conservation) programme that is aimed at sensitising school students on the need of conserving water and implementing rooftop rainwater harvesting systems in schools.

  • Frequent fitness tests for vehicles on anvil

    5 September 2006| Hindustan Times

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is seeking opinion on the proposed change in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules. "Vehicles will be checked through an automated system for safety and emission," said Mr S Sundar of TERI.

  • Gujarat companies board the carbon credit bandwagon

    4 September 2006| The Economic Times

    Growing industrialisation in India and particularly in Gujarat has thrown up opportunities in the carbon credit business. Corporates in the region could use these opportunities to generate revenues. According to a top official of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), India will "move quickly" in the future to capture a large part of the carbon credit market. At TERI, Ms Preety Bhandari, Director, Policy Analysis Division said that TERI will generate 1.5 mt carbon credit in the next 18 months. "All these projects will be generated at rural level. At an average cost of $4.5 per carbon credit, we hope to generate about Rs 31 crore by selling these credits on CCX," Ms Bhandari said

  • 'Scrutiny from society is putting pressure on businesses' - Herman Mulder

    3 September 2006| The Financial Express

    Sustainability encompasses all environmental, social and ethical issues to be addressed for a better world. It covers all MDGs and more, like governance, human rights, resource-ownership, energy and carbon intensity. Business increasingly recognizes the challenge and the opportunity for it to embed sustainability issues into its strategies, policies and actions for various reasonss.." (Excerpts from Mr Herman Mulder's lecture delivered under 'Talking Tomorrow' series, organized by TERI. Mr Mulder is senior executive vice-president of Group Risk Committee, and co-chairman of ABN-AMRO Bank NV)