TERI in the News

14 record(s) found in 'September 2008'

  • UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

    7 September 2008| The Guardian

    People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.

  • Did you know Green is now gold?

    5 September 2008| Deccan herald

    The Green Building movement in India kicked off with the establishment of the Indian Green Building Council in 2001, which is an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), along with the World Green Building Council and the USGBC. An indigenous rating system ‘GRIHA’ for Green and Sustainable Buildings, was instituted by TERI. Within the GRIHA rating system itself, around 12 projects have already been registered as of September 2007, totalling to around 8.79 million square feet. Interestingly, among the registered projects under GRIHA, there is an integrated township of around 4.2 million square feet in West Bengal.

  • R K Pachauri re-elected IPCC chief

    5 September 2008| The Hindu

    Dr R K Pachauri was re-elected Chairman of the Nobel-prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for a second six-year term. “The IPCC is happy to announce that its Chairman, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, has been re-elected by acclamation this morning for a second term,” a release said, after his election at the 29th plenary session of the organisation in Geneva.

  • ETA Star International signs MoU with TERI on environmental studies

    3 September 2008| Eye of Dubai

    ETA Star International, member of the Dubai-based $5 billion ETA Ascon Star Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TERI of India to explore areas of co-operation in an effort towards sustainable development. The MoU pertains to co-operation between ETA Star International and TERI in a number of areas including the assessment of buildings to get them LEED-certified in basic, silver, gold and platinum ratings. The agreement enables ETA Star International to provide these services to other organizations in the UAE and Gulf region. The other areas of co-operation include conducting environmental impact studies, energy audits of commercial, residential and industrial units, Clean Development Mechanism studies and reducing carbon footprint in the UAE.