TERI in the News
Times to host Earth Care Awards29 November 2007| The Times of India
The Times of India is hosting the first Earth Care Awards. The award ceremony will be held on 22 April 2008 - International Earth Day. The award would be given out in presence of renowned environmentalists and corporate people. It would be attended by Dr R K Pachauri, Director - General of TERI and Dr Kartikeya Sarabhai, CEE director, among others.
UN Book on Climate Change Released by Dr R K Pachauri29 November 2007| Domain-B
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and Chairman, International Panel on Climate Change released the UN Environment Programmeâ€™s book on the fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4) in New Delhi. The report has been released in 40 cities around the world simultaneously. The book puts the global environment scenario in sloth and neglect, even though successful actions have been taken.
CM assures Pachauri on knowledge corridor29 November 2007| The Tribune
Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda assured Dr R K Pachauri of developing the Gurgaon-Faridabad road as a knowledge corridor. Dr Pachauri, who headed a panel on climate changes that was awarded the Nobel prize, had called on the Chief Minister. At the meeting, the Chief Minister also proposed to constitute a state panel to consider vital issues of environment changes.
India told to 'decarbonise' economy28 November 2007| Business Standard
Earth is under threat from global warming and most of Asia, Africa and Latin America is facing "adaptation apartheid." This is the message of the latest Human Development report, 2007-2008. While it reprimands developed nations for not doing enough to cut carbon emissions, it says the way forward for developing countries like India - which has become the fourth-largest carbon emitter - is to decarbonise its economy. The decarbonisation of growth will need an annualized increase in investment of about $5 billion for 2012-2017, it says, citing a study by TERI. It says rich nations have failed in their responsibility
Montek objects to emission norms28 November 2007| The Indian Express
India has reacted sharply to a recommendation in the HDR (Human Development Report) that suggests that developing countries should also undertake commitments to reduce their carbon emissions beyond the year 2020. While releasing the report, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said the report ignored the fact that per capita emissions from developing countries like India, were still very low. Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri had also criticised the HDR saying certain sections of the report were "a bit questionable to say the least."
Pachauri gives preview of outlook for Bali, meets Manmohan27 November 2007| The Tribune
Ahead of largest convention on climate change at Bali in December, IPCC chairman Dr R K Pachauri said there was an unprecedented awareness among the public and leaders worldwide on realities related to climate change. With lens focused on countryâ€™s delegations and their postures, Dr Pachauri said the UNFCCC CoP-13 was likely to come up with a conducive agreement among participating countries on the roadmap ahead for climate change mitigation. Dr Pachauri, giving media persons a preview of key findings of the IPCC's latest synthesis report and outlook for Bali, said there was a wide variety of policies and instruments available to governments to create incentives for mitigation action.
Pachauri highlights effects of global warming at environmental meet27 November 2007| The Indian Express
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and US Vice-President Al Gore were awarded with this year's Nobel Peace Prize for highlighting the adverse effects of rising global carbon emissions on the Earth's ecosystems. It was but natural that when Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, delivered a keynote address at the fourth International Conference on Environmental Education, the subject was all about global warming and its effects. Dr Pachauri highlighted the widespread losses caused in coastal areas due to the effects of global warming, which was leading to a melting of the polar ice caps, and the rising sea level was putting coastal cities in a real danger of inundation. He said the danger was so real that it could change forever, Earth's geographical feature. He said the continued carbon emissions could lead to further warming of the planet's atmosphere, which has now reached such a level that it has become necessary to absolutely control greenhouse gas emissions. He said global warming would have far-reaching consequences, which would include increase in the incidences of vector-borne diseases, depletion of water resources, the extinction of species on Earth, and a general weakening of the government's response to tackle these emergencies.
PM panel readies Bali strategy27 November 2007| The Indian Express
The Prime Minister's Council on Climate held its second meeting here on 26 November give shape to a national agenda for dealing with climate change, ahead of a crucial meeting in Bali, Indonesia, next month which will discuss the future global strategy to tackle the issue. The meeting of the PM's council discussed a report prepared by Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr R Chidambaram on a possible roadmap for India to counter effects of climate change. India has ruled out any emission cut targets for developing countries even in the post-Kyoto framework and this is expected to be the central argument in the country's negotiating strategy at Bali. Chairman of the Nobel Prize winning IPCC Dr R K Pachauri, who is a member of the PM's council, was also of the view that developing countries need not agree to undertake emission commitments.
Pachauri questions UN's green report27 November 2007| The Hindustan Times
Environment expert Dr R K Pachauri has questioned the UN recommendation that asks developing economies like India and China to have commitments on reducing carbon emissions. The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was the joint winner of the Peace Nobel, made the statement a day before the release of the UN Human Development report.
Looking for best warriors to save the Earth23 November 2007| The Times of India
Global warming - two words that today spell the most urgent issue facing humanity. As top Indian environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, who currently heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says: "If thereâ€™s no action before 2012, it's too late. What we do in the next two-three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment." Corporate houses and communities must realize the immediacy of the issue. Scientists have recommended that the international community should commit itself to meaningful emission cuts. Enlightened individuals realize that we cannot have a better tomorrow if there is no tomorrow for the Earth itself. To hold them up as role models, and encourage others to follow suit, The Times of India announces the JSW-Times of India Earth Care Awards for excellence in climate change mitigation and adaptation, with technical assistance being provided by Centre For Environment Education and TERI.