TERI in the News
8 record(s) found in 'November 2010'
TERI and CONACyT to collaborate on sustainable development research30 November 2010| TERI
TERI and CONACyT to collaborate on sustainable development research TERI and CONACyT embarked on a collaborative venture to set up a center for sustainable development that would act as hub for local and international research generating joint projects of global impact. Read more. Read more > >
TERI and Deakin University, Australia comes together to augment research in the area of nano biotechnology27 November 2010| Business Wire India
TERI and Deakin University, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to announce the setting up of a Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Research Centre in the field of Nano Biotechnology in India. This development is an outcome of TERI's core capability of knowledge creation and development of efficient, environment friendly technologies and Deakin's India Research Initiative which is committed towards establishing a lasting association with industry partners in India to chart a vibrant culture of research and scholastic excellence. The initiative is also aimed at bridging the gap between industry and academia through research and collaboration of world leading experts, which will enable efficiency, effectiveness and provide solutions for a sustainable future through the utilization of biotechnology. The TERI - Deakin Nano Biotechnology Research Centre will bring to the fore Deakin's expertise in the design and characterization of novel nanomaterials while TERI will bring their wealth of experience in biotech applications in pharmacology, food, agriculture and environmental areas.
Mohali Engineering units to gain from BDS project23 November 2010| Business Standard
Engineering units in MPC (Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh) are looking to gain from a BDS (Business Development Service) project being implemented in the MPC cluster by TERI. The BDS project aims to facilitate capacity building programmes for workers of the units in various machining skills, energy efficiency studies, capacity building of local industry associations, information dissemination workshops, application of available government schemes and visits to progressive clusters. The MPC cluster consists of some 2,600 units in light engineering industries such as machining, sheet metal components (including ancillaries of railways and tractor industries), fastener manufacturing and steel fabrication.
Grow, but not at the cost of environment11 November 2010| The Hindu
TERI held the third Environment Educators' Conference in the Capital earlier this month. Titled "Participatory approach towards environment education: Stakeholder's perception and roles", the conference was organized to discuss the need for a participatory approach of stakeholders towards environment education. The three-day conference was attended by experts, corporate groups, policy-makers and curriculum developers from all over India who interacted with over 300 teachers and students. The dangers of climate change were highlighted and solutions proposed.
$175 million worth deals on clean energy signed9 November 2010| The Hindu
Even as India and the US inked an agreement to establish a bilateral energy cooperation programme to promote clean and energy-efficient businesses, Indian and US companies inked joint venture deals worth $175 million in the renewable energy sector. US-based Ascent Solar and TERI have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on off-grid solar charging solutions for rural electrification using Ascent solar modules.
PCMC proposes concessions to green buildings7 November 2010| The Times of India
PCMC (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) administration has proposed to grant incentives in premium charges to builders who will construct eco friendly "green" buildings. It also plans to give property tax concessions to the residents of such buildings. According to the proposal, the PCMC's environment cell, with help from environmental organisations like TERI and GRIHA, will conduct the scrutiny of the building proposal received. Based on the environment friendly schemes proposed by the developer, the buildings will be given a "green building certificate" and "star" rating. The star rating will be given as per the points scored for providing rainwater harvesting, solar power, drainage and sewage management facilities along with other amenities, the proposal says. The concession in premium charges ranging from 10% to 50%, will be given according to this star rating.
Green education2 November 2010| The Statesman
The third Environmental Educators' Conference organised by TERI from 27-29 October 2010 to facilitate and promote education for sustainable development was attended by experts, corporate groups and policy and curriculum developers from across the country. The three-day conference was based on the theme, "Participatory approach towards Environment Education: Stakeholder’s Perception and Roles", and the valedictory session was attended by Ms D Purandeshwari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development; Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI; and Prof. G Ravindran, Director of National Council of Educational Research and Training.
Saurashtra brick units to upgrade technology2 November 2010| Business Standard
Moving over from conventional methods, the brick manufacturers of Saurashtra and Kutch are preparing to tune into new technology. With the support of TERI and the Central government, brick producers of the region are planning technological upgradation at their units. So far, the industry has been using waste coal and dung cake as fuel, causing pollution due to the hand moulding method. Brick manufacturers in the region are now looking to introduce such 'resource efficient bricks' as hollow blocks, perforated bricks and fly ash bricks, using mechanized and semi-mechanized processes.