TERI in the News
9 record(s) found in 'October 2008'
Maharashtra ties up with energy institute22 October 2008| The Times of India
The Maharashtra government has signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI for setting up an environment resource centre in Panvel to prepare a comprehensive plan for wetlands in Thane and Raigad districts. TERI will develop Khandeshwar lake and a lake-side garden as a tourist destination, not only for Mumbaikars but also for those travelling on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
National Conference on Nanotechnology and Regulatory Issues19 October 2008| SciDev.net
The National Conference on Nanotechnology and Regulatory Issues is being co-organized by TERI and the Department of Law, Calcutta University between the 9-10 January 2009 at the Centre for NanoScience and Nanotechnology, Saltlake City, Kolkata. The purpose of the conference is to bring together policymakers, nanoscientists, lawyers and academicians to debate and discuss a range of regulatory issues relating to nanotechnology regulation in India.
Columbia University unveils Master's Degree in Sustainable Development13 October 2008| Sustainable Business.com
The first global initiative to provide rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development was unveiled recently at Columbia University in New York City. Creation of the program is one of the core recommendations of a report from the MacArthur-supported International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice. The year-long Commission was co-chaired by Dr John McArthur, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Promise and Dr Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and comprised of 20 top thinkers in the field of sustainable development including Dr Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF; Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and Dr Goolam Mohamedbhai, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities.
India Opens Back Door Into Coal Sector As Reforms Lag13 October 2008| Intesa Trade
India is quietly opening up multibillion-dollar opportunities for global coal mining firms, despite tight government controls on its coal sector and stalled efforts to privatize the industry. For years, CIL has been focusing on its open cast mines, where the coal is near the surface and easier to extract, and neglecting more difficult and expensive underground reserves, said Mr S K Chand, TERI.
Three villages in East Singhbhum get solar lamps, courtesy TERIâ€™s project to light a billion lives13 October 2008| The Telegraph
Under the aegis of TERI, all households of Chadoha and Chapri, about 22km from Ghatshila, and Mahtadera, 25 km from Jamshedpur, received solar lights, which they used after sunset much to everyoneâ€™s delight in early October. Titled `Light a Billion Livesâ€™, the TERI campaign aims to introduce the benefits of solar lights to a billion rural people, and convince them to do away with the practice of burning kerosene and paraffin for lighting.
Live Earth comes to India5 October 2008| The Asian Age
It will be singer Jon Bon Jovi urging people to "Keep the faith" and do their bit in reducing effects of global warming, at the Live Earth India tour, scheduled for December this year. The singer will be joining Nobel laureate Al Gore, environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, Grammy Award winning music producer Kevin Wall and actor and Live Earth India spokesperson Amitabh Bachchan, in creating awareness about climate change and its effects.
Ansari cites sop burden, says target subsidies to poor4 October 2008| Indian Express
Vice-President Dr Hamid Ansari said across-the-board fuel subsidies have an impact on Government coffers and favoured targeted subsidies for the poor and vulnerable sections of society. The Vice-President was addressing the India Energy Conference organized by TERI.
Energy tactic vital for development: Hamid Ansari3 October 2008| Commodity Online
Vice President Dr Hamid Ansari inaugurated the â€œIndia Energy Conferenceâ€ organized by TERI and Petrofed. The Vice President said as one of the fastest growth economies of the world, the energy strategy of the country is critical for the achievement of our development objectives and the deliberations of this conference would thus be of relevance. The direct correlation between energy use and human development is well established. The goal must remain to improve access to reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable energy sources, he added.
India Energy Conference 2008 focuses on building a competitive market for alternative energy sources to move the economy towards a sustainable pathway3 October 2008| The Telegraph
Recognizing the grave financial and security implications the sky-rocketing crude oil prices has on the economy, The India Energy Conference 2008 organized by TERI in association with Petroleum Federation of India (PetroFed) reiterated the fact that as one of the fastest growth economies of the world, the energy strategy of the country is critical for the achievement of our development objectives and the goal of the government as well as the corporate sector must be to improve access to reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable energy sources.