TERI in the News

26 record(s) found in 'November 2009'

  • Developing nations key to tackle climate change: Reinfeldt

    6 November 2009| The Times of India

    Contending that developing nations account for a significant share in green house gas emissions, Swedish Prime Minister Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt said such countries are vital to the solution to tackle global warming. "There will be a group of emerging economies that will be vital to how to solve this problem," he said during interaction with students of TERI University, adding that countries like China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico were too crucial for success of the plans to tackle climate change. Mr Reinfeldt made a strong pitch for reaching an agreement on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at Copenhagen talks in December and said the absence of a clear deal would mean lack of infrastructure to tackle climate change. He said the US also needs to be part of the climate change agreement as leaving out the biggest emitter would not be good for the planet.

  • Kids will provide solutions to environment’

    6 November 2009| Top News

    At the valedictory session of the Second Environment Educators’ Conference, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Mr Kapil Sibal said that the solutions for our environmental problems are not going to come from our politicians. They are going to come from children. The conference, called ‘Road to a Sustainable School’ was organized by TERI.

  • Use oil wealth to improve soil health: Indian expert

    5 November 2009| Kuwait Times

    It is critical for Kuwait to convert its oil wealth into soil health, stated Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of TERI while his remarks to a media gathering at the Indian Embassy on Tuesday. Dr Pachauri, who is also chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established by the World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Program, was the keynote speaker at the Alternative Energy Applications Conference held in Kuwait spoke on the subject, 'Towards a Sustainable Energy Future.'

  • Gaining by going green

    4 November 2009| Money Today

    According to a report published by the International Labour Organization in September 2008, the global market for environmental products and services is pegged at $1,370 billion a year. Titled ‘Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World’, the report states that this market is projected to double to $2,740 billion by 2020. As the eco movement spreads, new careers and business opportunities have begun to crop up across all sectors. You can get a job as an environmental consultant in waste treatment industries or you could manufacture electric vehicles. “Several avenues are now opening up in the solar/renewable energy field. Biofuel research, carbon trading, sustainability reporting and auditing and environmental risk assessment are some of the upcoming career options. Almost all companies now have either a sustainability officer or a corporate social responsibility department, which looks into environmental issues,” says Ms Annapurna Vancheswaran, TERI.

  • Pachauri awarded by Japanese govt

    3 November 2009| Press Trust of India

    Environment Scientist R K Pachauri has been conferred with the 'Order of the Rising Sun - Gold and Silver Star' in recognition of his contribution to the enhancement of Japan's policy towards climate change.Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Pachauri was yesterday bestowed with the decoration by Akihita, emperor of Japan.The Nobel Peace Prize of 2008 was shared between Al Gore and IPCC, headed by Pachauri.The 'Orders of the Rising Sun' established in 1875 are conferred in recognition of individual's distinguished accomplishments in six ranks.

  • China will stick by India on climate change: Pachauri

    2 November 2009| The Times of India

    Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaking on the sidelines of the International Conference on Environment and Development in Beijing, did not agree with people who felt that China might break away from India on the issue. At present, both India and China are opposing western pressure to enforce mandatory limits on emissions and even punish countries that fail to meet emission standards that will be set at the Copenhagen conference. But there are many who fear that the United States might succeed in getting China to change its stand. Dr Pachauri, who is also on an advisory panel of the Chinese government, feels that Beijing will not come under pressure from either western governments or multinational companies operating in China.