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18 record(s) found in 'October 2009'

  • Imbibe Gandhi on climate change: Pachauri

    15 October 2009| The Hindu

    Mahatma Gandhi's writings and thoughts on environment and ecology are now extremely relevant in the context of the dangerous impact of global warming and climate change, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said while showcasing 'Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment: Analysing Gandhian Environmental Thought' - the first of the series of publications from TERI Press that was presented to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh recently. Referring to Gandhiji’s simple lifestyle, which is supremely relevant today, Dr. Pachauri said that "the flawed models of development" encourages migration from rural areas to the cities.

  • Bad news: Glaciers in J&K melting faster than others

    13 October 2009| The Hindustan Times

    Environment specialists have long warned that the Himalayan glaciers, a source of water to rivers that flow across India, China, Bangladesh and Burma, are melting faster than the glaciers in the rest of the world. In the last 40 years alone, the Kolhai glacier in the Zabarwan range in Kashmir has receded by 18 per cent, while the 72 sq km area in Suru basin in Kargil district of Ladakh — covered by over 300 glaciers — has shrunk by over 16 per cent. This data was presented in an international conference on “Climate Change, Glacial recession and Livelihoods”, organized jointly by the Jammu and Kashmir government, University of Kashmir and TERI, New Delhi, in Srinagar. Experts from the UK, the US, Australia and Nepal are participating in the conference. Experts say the glaciers are melting at a rate of 0.8 sq km a year due to warmer winters and lesser precipitation.

  • Delhi to get 100 energy-efficient buildings in three years

    12 October 2009| The Times of India

    The national capital will have at least 100 'green buildings' in next three years with Delhi Government inking a pact with TERI to implement the ambitious project. As per the agreement, TERI would provide technical assistance to Delhi Government to retrofit 100 existing buildings having more than 10,000 sq ft to make them energy efficient. The buildings to be converted into 'green buildings' include Delhi Secretariat, Chief Minister's residence, NDMC head office, DDA headquarters Vikas Minar, sales tax building and Delhi Government hospitals.

  • Another flood coming up

    11 October 2009| The Times of India

    Southern India has just suffered one of the worst floods ever, but these are hardly the last we are likely to see. Most at risk are the 11 states that share the Ganga river basin — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. Dr A K Bajaj, chairman of the Central Water Commission and member of the Ganga Flood Control Commission says that 40 million hectares in India are flood-prone and the Ganga river basin accounts for half of that. Most of this is unprotected area. Just 15,000 of the 231,000 hectares in Himachal that would be affected by flooding have flood-control measures such as dams and embankments. Orissa is exceedingly vulnerable too. Experts at TERI point to a severely increased risk of flooding. “Past data shows that areas with prolonged drought have a tendency to get flooded after four-five years, says Dr Pradhan Parth Sarthi, TERI. Just weeks ago, he says, most parts of Andhra and Karnataka were reeling under a severe drought. Now, those areas are under water. A similar situation is now developing in Orissa, he warns.

  • Yale to hold its first CEO summit in India

    9 October 2009| The Pioneer

    The Yale School of Management's internationally-renowned CEO leadership summit will for the first time be held in India next month. The two-day summit in New Delhi, will bring together leaders from business, Government, academia and civil society from across the US, Europe and India. Organized by Yale’s Chief Executive Leadership Institute, the summit will focus on navigating global opportunities for Indian business.

  • US - India Cleantech Cooperation: Energy Partnership Summit

    8 October 2009| Green and save

    Leaders from the India and USA met in Washington D.C. to discuss opportunities to collaborate on catalyzing innovation in efficiency and cleantech. TERI and Yale University convened dignitaries from both countries - such as former Vice-President Mr Al Gore, US Senator Mr John Kerry, US Secretary of Energy Mr Steven Chu and Special Envoy Mr Todd Stern from the US, and the Indian Minister for Environment and Forests, Mr Jairam Ramesh, Minister for New and Renewable energy resources, Mr Farooq Abdullah from India.

  • Water scarcity will create global security concerns: Pachauri

    8 October 2009| The Times of India

    Water scarcity as a result of climate change will create far-reaching global security concerns, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri has warned. At one level the world's water is like the world's wealth. Globally, there is more than enough to go round. The problem is that some countries get a lot more than others, said Dr Pachauri, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. With 31 per cent of global freshwater resources, Latin America has 12 times more water per person than South Asia. Some places, such as Brazil and Canada, get far more water than they can use; others, such as countries in the Middle East, get much less than they need. And the effects of a warmer world will likely include changes in water availability. Up to 1.2 billion people in Asia, 250 million Africans and 81 million Latin Americans will be exposed to increased water stress by 2020, Dr Pachauri told the 2009 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, Minnesota.

  • MIC Electronics' LED based solar lanterns endorsed at Indo-US Energy Partnership Summit 2009

    5 October 2009| Equity Bulls

    The LED based high efficiency 3 watt solar lanterns that MIC Electronics built in partnership with TERI for its Lighting A Billion Lives (LaBL) program were endorsed by the luminaries attending the Indo-US Energy Partnership Summit hosted by TERI and Yale University.