TERI in the News
Bringing light to 50 million people in the Asia and the Pacific region: Energy for All Partnership announces "Lighting for All" with TERI28 October 2010| The Telegraph
The ADB (Asian Development Bank) and TERI, announced the formation of 'Lighting for All', aimed at providing clean, affordable, and reliable lighting solutions for 50 million people across Asia and the Pacific region by 2015. The 'Lighting for All' platform is a part of the ADB - supported 'Energy for All Partnership,' which brings together business, governments, and civil society to rapidly increase access to modern energy among the region's poor.
TERI University hosts its Third Convocation28 October 2010| The Week
With the growing need for developing alternative methods through specialized education to create a sustainable living, TERI University graduates at their convocation ceremony, dedicated themselves to the importance of environmental protection and the need to maintain equity, ecological security, and the wealth of global natural resources. TERI University held its Third Convocation ceremony in which nine students were conferred with doctoral degrees and 211 received master's degree from the university. Present on the occasion were Mr Tajender Khanna, Hon'ble Lt Governor, Delhi as the Chief Guest for the convocation along with Dr R K Pachauri, Chancellor TERI University and Director-General, TERI and other dignitaries.
Yale invites India Inc mentors26 October 2010| The Times of India
A delegation from Yale University is currently in Mumbai to expand the number of Indian experts who could travel to New Haven to spend a semester at the Ivy League institution as well as meet its alumni and potential donors. Yale University, which has well-known economist Dr Rakesh Mohan at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI heading the university's climate and energy institute, feels that Indian leadership has lot to offer to its students hailing from 120 countries.
TERI seeks to tie up with Karnataka25 October 2010| Business Standard
TERI has sought to join hands with the Karnataka government to promote energy-efficient buildings, for tapping renewable resources and for illuminating rural households in the state through it’s ‘Lighting a Billion Lives’ programme which aims to use solar lighting devices. TERI aims to effectively engage the state governments, institutions, multi-bilateral organisations, corporate bodies and civil society: in a bid to tap the prevailing local initiatives at the state and the sub-region level and discuss specific sustainable development issues, best practices and the way forward.
Change trend in building infrastructure: Pachauri23 October 2010| Deccan Chronicle
Considering the current infrastructure boom in Bengaluru, the state government must frame by-laws to change the trend in building infrastructure, feels Dr R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, TERI. The government must encourage architects and builders to go for Green Buildings which are the need of the hour to fight the energy crisis and climate change, Dr Pachauri said while speaking on the sidelines of a day-long session on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Karnataka: Key Achievements and Way Forward.’ According to Dr Pachauri, the new buildings coming up in Bengaluru and elsewhere are fast becoming ‘energy guzzling structures’ instead of being energy efficient ones.
Foundries urged to focus on energy efficiency23 October 2010| The Hindu
Power availability and quality is one of the stumbling blocks for the growth of the foundry industry in the country, according to the Managing Director of Magna Electro Casting Mr N Krishna Samaraj. Inaugurating a workshop on “Strategies to Promote Energy Efficiency in the Foundry Sector” organized by the Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' Association and TERI in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, he said India had the fourth largest foundry industry globally. It was expected to move up to the third position by 2012.
TERI and government of Karnataka organize Sustainable Development Summit23 October 2010| India Microfinance
With an aim to fast-track mainstream sustainability concerns into the development path of the resource-rich and economically resurgent state, the Government of Karnataka in association with TERI, organized a major state-level summit Karnataka Sustainable Development Summit - Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Karnataka: Key Achievements and Way Forward. The prime objective of the summit was to initiate a multi stake-holder discussion around specific sustainable development issues, the prevalent best practices, and the way forward towards outlining a sustainable development road-map for the state.
TERI to set up its second campus23 October 2010| Deccan Herald
As the race for renewable energy gathers pace amid the dropping amount of fossil fuel, TERI has decided to expand its wings of knowledge by proposing to start a new university campus for postgraduate studies in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
National policy on environment change being finalized: President21 October 2010| Associated Press of Pakistan
Pakistan President Mr Asif Ali Zardari said that National Policy on Climate Change based on incentives driven initiatives to increase afforestation and contain the adverse impact of climate change in Pakistan is in final stage of its preparation. The government has involved all the stakeholders including farmers, foresters, local communities, the private sector, the students and the general public in the formulation of the climate Change policy, he added. The President was talking to Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who called on him at Islamabad, Pakistan.
DigitalGlobe and TERI University announce WorldView-2 Joint Research Initiative20 October 2010| Stock Markets Review
DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, announced a WorldView-2 joint research initiative with India's TERI University. As part of the initiative, DigitalGlobe will contribute ideas, expertise and high-resolution 8-Band multi-spectral satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite to TERI University's current research projects. The initiative's aim is to help researchers develop new environmental applications that address critical climate issues.