TERI in the News

3 record(s) found in 'November 2014'

  • Pachauri hails Sino-US deal on greenhouse emissions control

    13 November 2014| Global Times

    Dr R K Pachauri, Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, commended the agreement between China and the United States on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Pachauri described the climate agreement between the United States and China as "a big step forward" and "a very encouraging development". However, extensive cuts in emissions are needed if global warming is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius, Dr Pachauri said. In this sense, the goals of the United States and China are just "a beginning," he added.

  • Study warns against vehicular pollution

    11 November 2014| Business Standard

    A new report has warned against vehicular pollution in the country, saying if the trend continues it will cause alarming rise of deadly Particulate Matter (PM), which is believed to pose the greatest health risk in the air. If the current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist, PM 2.5 (PM particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres) emissions will increase by a factor of three, and those of NOx (one of a group of highly reactive gasses) will increase by a factor of five, according to the report. The report was prepared by TERI, University of California, San Diego and the California Air Resources Board. According to the report, titled "Options to Reduce Road Transport Pollution in India", the transport sector contributes about 15 to 50 per cent of PM 2.5 emissions in cities, and is a dominant contributor to NOx emissions.

  • TERI 'green tour' to promote eco-friendly buildings

    11 November 2014| Zee News

    To spread awareness about the need to construct green buildings to save the environment, a tour to the country's first net zero energy building - Indira Paryavaran Bhavan- was organised in the national capital. Situated in south Delhi's Jorbagh area, the seven-storey building is spread across 32,000 square metres. It was built by the Central Public Works department at a cost of Rs. 209 crore and houses the environment ministry. The tour was organised by TERI and ADaRSH (Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats).