TERI in the News

7 record(s) found in 'October 2016'

  • Technology can help cut cost of green refrigerants

    14 October 2016| The Hindu Business Line

    India's reluctance to accept highly ambitious goals to check climate change may have stemmed from price concerns earlier, but the country is now ready to accept the challenges, according to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI. In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Mathur says India has learnt how to use technology to deal with efficiency challenges.

  • Flow of Uguem river to halve by 2050

    11 October 2016| The Navhind Times

    TERI has projected that the average flow of water in South Goa's Uguem river during monsoon is likely to decrease from the current average of around 37.39 cubic metres per second (cumec) to 20.43 cumec by 2050. In a dissemination workshop held recently, TERI Goa shared the preliminary findings of the project 'Assessing the impacts of climate change on water availability in Uguem river sub-basin' with the stakeholders.

  • TERI for pan-India clean air plan

    8 October 2016| The Times of India

    Keeping in view the deteriorating air quality in Delhi and other metros, TERI has come out with a report, listing solutions to address this pressing issue. It suggests, among others, starting a nationwide clean air mission (CAM-INDIA), which should have the mandate to implement government policies for air pollution mitigation across several ministries. Titled "Ten scalable solutions for Indian cities", the report is a joint effort by TERI, United Nations Environment Programme and University of California at San Diego. Its suggestions focus on a variety of sectors, including transport, agriculture and power, which directly and indirectly impact pollution levels.

  • Limit rise of climate change while making available sufficient

    6 October 2016| India Today

    Noting that the threat of climate change is "real" and India is vulnerable to it, President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need for adopting a twin approach of limiting rise of climate change and at the same time ensuring existence of sufficient resources to meet the country's future development needs. The President was speaking after inaugurating the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organised by TERI on the theme "Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress".

  • Sikkim CM bags 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2016'

    6 October 2016| The Voice of Sikkim

    Chief Minister of Sikkim, Mr Pawan Chamling, was conferred the prestigious 2016 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award' by Mr Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organized by TERI. The 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award' has been conferred on Mr Chamling in recognition of his vision and leadership in the sphere of environment and sustainable development, leading to establishment of Sikkim as the first and only organic state in the country.

  • Difficult for India to mitigate climate changes without support

    5 October 2016| The Times of India

    Self-sustainability in terms of mitigation for climate change would be difficult for India without external help, European Union Counsellor for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Ms Henriette Faergemann said on the sidelines of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organised by TERI. She was speaking on the possibilities of investment for cleaning Ganga and promoting wind energy. Appreciating India for ratifying Paris Climate Agreement, she said that the EU is all set to submit its instrument of ratification for Paris Climate agreement shortly.

  • Making Earth a better planet is everybody's responsibility: Jayant Sinha

    3 October 2016| The Indian Express

    Union Minister Mr Jayant Sinha said it was everybody's responsibility to dedicate themselves to make Earth a better planet. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Mr Sinha launched an initiative, '#ACT4EARTH', at the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International airport to make aware general public about energy efficiency. The initiative comes on the heels of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) being organised by TERI from 5-8 October 2016.