TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'November 2007'

  • India a new hub for climate change research

    23 November 2007| Business Standard

    India has emerged as a hub for climate change research in Asia with UK emerging as a key partner. While the Chief Scientific Advisor to UK David King has been on a lecture tour of India exhorting scientists to move fast on climate change, the government on its part is moving fast. It is all set to announce the first research institute for climate change to be set up in the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology in Pune. The proposal, which awaits Cabinet approval, is expected to boost studies into climate predictions and impacts. Prakash Rao researcher on climate change for World Wildlife Fund attributes the rush of interest in India to the presence of a good number of credible research institutes in India. The fact that Dr R K Pachauri, an Indian, heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2001 may also have added to the attraction to India, he said.

  • Climate change is a symptom of larger malaise

    22 November 2007| The Hindu

    Climate change is a "symptom of the larger malaise" of choosing the wrong development model and has the potential to disrupt peace and stability of the world, said Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Delivering a lecture on "Climate change and sustainability" at the Bangalore International Centre, Dr Pachauri said disruptions could be particularly devastating in nations that were already under stress. There was an ethical dimension to the issue, he said and pointed out that while perpetrators of climate change were wealthy, the victims were those who did not have any means to adapt and survive

  • Reshape climate policy: Pachauri

    22 November 2007| Deccan Herald

    The onus of reshaping policies to combat changing global climate patterns is on the developed nations, said Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change and Director-General, TERI. Dr Pachauri was addressing a gathering as part of an event to celebrate the second anniversary of the Bangalore International Centre. Calling upon developed countries to look beyond setting benchmarks for the others in terms of owning big cars and SUVs, Dr Pachauri said these countries should also set examples in minimized per capita consumption and green house gas emission.

  • Dikshit, Pachauri urge city support: climate change

    21 November 2007| The Asian Age

    Delhi chief minister Ms Sheila Dikshit, London Mayor Mr Ken Livingstone, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC, Dr R K Pachauri have urged Delhi's cooperation to tackle climate change. They called for practical steps for mitigation of carbon emissions.

  • Award for Pachauri

    21 November 2007| The Statesman

    Dr R K Pachauri, Mr Soli Sorabjee and seven others have received the Australia-India Council Special Awards for their exceptional contribution toward strengthening Australia-India relations.

  • Asia will bear brunt of global warming; India must move to clean tech

    20 November 2007| Mint

    The fallout of global warming will severely impact Asia, yet another study, this time conducted over fouryears by a group of 35 environmental and development groups, predicts. "Without immediate action, global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to over 60% of the world's population," the study, Up in Smoke, said. Conducted by the coalition that includes International Institute for Environment and Development, Oxfam International, TERI and the World Wildlife Fund, the study was aimed at assessing the impacts of climate change on global efforts to reduce poverty.

  • UN climate panel to help look beyond Kyoto Protocol

    14 November 2007| Earth Times

    The 27th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Spain to find ways to address the impact of climate change beyond the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. The IPCC, chaired by Indian scientist Dr R K Pachauri, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year jointly with former US vice president Mr Al Gore

  • Nobel Prize Recipient to Keynote PATA's CEO Challenge

    13 November 2007| ForImmediateRelease

    Dr RK Pachauri, Chairman of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize-winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be a keynote speaker at PATA's 'CEO Challenge 2008: Confronting Climate Change'. Building on the solid work conducted by the UNWTO through the many forums and conferences focusing on climate change, PATA's CEO Challenge will focus on sharing best practices and committing the travel and tourism industry to action. Read more

  • Rubber sector begins counting carbon credits

    12 November 2007| The Financial Express

    The Rubber Board, in consultation with TERI, has readied three carbon credit projects for stakeholders in rubber. One project is the biomass gasifier for sheet-drying. Farmers, through the string of RPS, have been motivated to use waste as fuel in drying rubber through bio-methanation process. This waste would, otherwise, release gases, with a global warming potential 23 times that of CO2.

  • TERI develops TERI Solverter to address the needs of reliable power supply in rural India

    9 November 2007| Business Wire

    TERI, with an objective to provide clean and reliable power solutions to a variety of rural applications, has developed a Hybrid Universal Solar Power Pack (HUSPP) that uses grid electricity as well as solar energy to charge batteries and provide reliable power for rural applications, specifically for Information and Communication Technologies kiosks.