TERI in the News
How climate change will affect the world20 September 2007| The Hindu
The effects of climate change will be felt sooner than scientists realized and the world must learn to live with the effects, experts have said. Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, said: "Wheat production in India is already in decline, for no other reason than climate change. Everyone thought we didn't have to worry about Indian agriculture for several decades. Now we know it"s being affected now."
How climate change will affect the world19 September 2007| Guardian
The effects of climate change will be felt sooner than scientists realised and the world must learn to live with the effects, experts have said. Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, said: "Wheat production in India is already in decline, for no other reason than climate change. Everyone thought we didn't have to worry about Indian agriculture for several decades. Now we know it's being affected now." There are signs a similar shift is under way in China, he added.
Accurate regional climate models must to understand climate change19 September 2007| One India
The unanimously accepted fact of climate change requires more accuracy in regional climate models to understand the whole phenomena. That was by and large unanimous view of experts at a high-level stakeholders discussion in TERI on future needs of climate modeling in India.
Department of Biotech and TERI's Green initiative18 September 2007| The Economic Times, ET Empower
The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has, in consonance with TERI's northeastern regional centers, initiated a countrywide program on natural resources awareness clubs for school children - The DNA Club. TERI-NE is amongst the eight regional resource agencies identified by DBT to implement the program in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.
N-E will get DNA clubs15 September 2007| The Asian Age
TERI will set up 15 laboratories in northeastern India to help students with environmental and biotechnological experiments. The 15 laboratories would be set up in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura with facilities to provide computer education, taxonomic studies, microbiological and biotechnological experiments among schoolchildren. This initiative is an outcome of TERI's agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology's Department of Biotechnology.
Metro rail key to downsizing of Bangaloreâ€™s vehicular traffic14 September 2007| The Economic Times, Bangalore edition
Bangalore adds over 900 vehicles to its roads everyday and mobility within the city will become a major challenge without a good rail network, according to Prof. Hayashi, chairperson of the scientific committee of the World Conference on Transport Research Society. Speaking at a conference on "Mobility for Development â€“ a case study of Bangalore", Prof. Hayashi said that intra-city and inter-city rail connectivity is the key to improving mobility in Bangalore. The conference was the culmination of the study initiated by TERI, sanctioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development with support from Toyota Motor Corporation and Renault.
Rail Mass transit system is a must14 September 2007| The Hindu, Bangalore edition
The divide between the rich and the poor in terms of mobility in Bangalore is stark and compelling. While the rich travel by personalized modes of transport, the poor have no option but overcrowded Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses. This is in nutshell a case study of Bangalore on "Mobility for Development" prepared by TERI, Bangalore, for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Toyota Motor Corporation and Renault.
E-governance to address traffic snarls13 September 2007| Deccan Herald
For a city (Bangalore) dogged by recurring traffic snarls and inadequate public transport facilities, endorsement of E-governance to address the issue may seem a good idea. This, along with other suggestions, was deliberated on as part of Mobility for Development: Bangalore Case Study, a dialogue among stakeholders from the government, business and civil societies. The conference, organized by TERI and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva along with its member-companies Toyota Motor Corporation and Renault, stressed the importance of effective public transport systems as a key driver of economic development.
1 in 3 houses in Bangalore owns vehicle: study12 September 2007| Deccan Herald
A study conducted by TERI, reveals that there are around 2.9 million registered vehicles in the city till January 2007 and that almost 900 vehicles are being added on to the roads every day, making Bangalore the city with the highest vehicular growth rate, amongst all Indian cities having population over a million with its total number of vehicles only next to Delhi.
TERI to set up 15 biotech labs in northeast India12 September 2007| India PRwire
TERI hosted the regional preparatory meeting of REEEP's (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) South Asia Regional Secretariat to identify priority areas for the next funding round starting from 2008, deciding on priorities and plans to increase partnerships, outreach and dissemination activities in the South Asia region and to set priorities for the REEEP's international secretariat. TERI and the Asian Energy Institute's engagement with REEEP stems from a deep commitment to motivate energy systems in South Asia towards sustainability and security.