TERI in the News

10 record(s) found in 'November 2008'

  • Rain water harvesting to fight 'drought' in Cherrapunji

    27 November 2008| The Times of India

    Cherrapunji receives about 12,000 mm rainfall annually, but residents face sever crisis of surface water, specially during lean season when downpour is almost nil. In view of the persistent water scarcity in the region, state government has formed a 'rain water harvesting mission' to combat the shortage of surface water. The mission in association with TERI will go into the causes of scarcity, especially during lean period. The study will include technical assessments on the status of river catchments in Meghalaya and social and institutional analysis of the forces that have led to the shortage of water.

  • TERI, major oil firms studying fuel pollutants

    27 November 2008| The Times of India

    In a first such exercise, TERI has joined hands with major public sector oil companies to study distribution of pollutants – particularly fuels – across major metros. These contribute to what the UNEP calls the Atmospheric Brown Cloud phenomenon. TERI would do a source apportionment study in all the major cities.

  • Tata tops India's first sustainability index

    24 November 2008| The Financial Express

    The Tata Group has emerged as the top corporate leader in sustainable development in India. The Tatas are followed by Reliance and Infosys, according to communication solutions and services provider BT, which launched India’s first sustainability index last week. Respondents also mentioned companies like ITC, Wipro, Suzlon, Airtel, Honda, ONGC, IL&FS and Satyam. Launching the Sustainable Development Index: An Assessment of Business Performance in India, TERI’s director-general Dr R K Pachauri said, "The index is important because what gets measured gets managed."

  • BT Launches Sustainable Development Index for India

    21 November 2008| Business Wire India

    BT has announced the launch of its "Sustainable Development Index – an assessment of business performance in India". The SD index has been developed in partnership with GlobeScan, an independent public opinion and stakeholder research company. Through a survey of senior opinion leaders across India the index is a means to measure the performance of business in India in the progression towards sustainable development over time. The initiative was officially launched by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI and Allen Ma, President, BT Asia Pacific at a news conference in New Delhi, India.

  • L&T goes green, plans to enter solar power generation business

    14 November 2008| Mint

    Engineering and construction company Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) plans to enter solar power generation and expand its offering in the green energy technology business that includes nuclear and hydel power. “L&T can reduce its carbon footprint and it is also a good business opportunity,” said Mr Shirish S Garud, TERI.

  • Use financial meltdown to combat climate change

    13 November 2008| The Pioneer

    Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr R K Pachauri, while delivering the 6th Raman Munjal Memorial Lecture at ITC Maurya recently, said that the ongoing global financial meltdown could be used as an opportunity to tackle the climate change issue. "The meltdown of the financial systems will actually benefit the environment. Uncontrolled consumerism and destruction of natural resources has slowed down, resulting in reduced climate change problems. The need to maximize resource consumption and reduce wastage will automatically be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. This is actually an excellent opportunity to re-examine our way of life. It will enable us to look at new lifestyles and new goals."

  • Himalayan glaciers may disappear by 2035

    11 November 2008| The Tribune

    The glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, a large number of them may disappear by 2035 because of climate change, warn Indian and foreign environmentalists and geologists. The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps. That is why, they are called the "Water Towers of Asia." The Himalayas lie to the north of the Indian subcontinent and to the south of the central Asian high plateau. They are bound by the Indus on the west slope of Mt Nanga Parbat (near Gilgit), and in the west, by river Jaizhug Qu on the eastern slope of Mt Namjabarwa. The Geological Survey of India claims that the Himalayan glaciers occupy about 17 per cent of the total mountainous range, while an additional 30 to 40 per cent area has seasonal snow cover. TERI's scientist, Prof Syed Hasnain, in a recent study claimed "All the glaciers in the middle Himalayas are retreating, and they could disappear from the central and eastern Himalayas by 2035."

  • Global Meltdown Needs SMEs for Business Growth and CSR

    10 November 2008| Business Wire India

    The global financial crisis has led to the increasing need of the Small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the wider movement for sustainable business growth and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), especially in a country like India. It was with this belief to build capacities and encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with HSBC organized a workshop on 'CSR and Sustainability– Securing success in SMEs'.

  • HC panel to assess riverbank projects

    4 November 2008| The Times of India

    Ruling out staying ongoing construction of flats for Commonwealth Games in the Capital, Delhi High Court flagged its concern on possible ecological damage to Yamuna river and formed a high level committee to gauge the same. The four-member committee will be chaired by Dr R K Pachauri and will submit its report in four months. Moreover, the division bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rekha Sharma cautioned the authorities central and Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Metro that fate of these proposed flats for Athletes village and connected constructions, would depend on findings of Pachauri committee vis a vis its environmental durability.

  • Court wants Pachauri-led committee to oversee Games Village

    3 November 2008| Sindh Today

    The Delhi High Court made it clear that any construction near the Yamuna river for the Commonwealth Games 2010 would not be allowed and gave directions for a committee, headed by noted environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, to oversee all construction activities.