TERI in the News
A to Z of 200730 December 2007| The Times of India
TERI chief Dr R K Pachauri's panel on climate change and Mr Al Gore win Nobel Peace Prize
Gurgaon-Faridabad road to be "Knowledge Corridor"29 December 2007| The Hindu
Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the Gurgaon-Faridabad road would be developed as a "Knowledge Corridor". Mr Hooda gave this assurance while interacting with Nobel laureate Dr R K Pachauri. He also agreed to Dr Pachauri's suggestion to explore the possibility of setting up an institution on the pattern of the Delhi-based India Habitat Centre in Haryana.
What rules real estate?29 December 2007| Business Standard
According to estimates by the CII-Sohrabjee Godrej Green Building Centre, as much as 22 million sq ft of green building space is at the planning or construction stage right now â€” just four years ago, there was only 20,000 sq ft. Earlier this year, the Indian Green Building Council came up with a localized version of the ratings system, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, Leed-India, while TERI announced its more indigenous product, TERI-Griha
Climate change compulsions27 December 2007| The Hindu Business Line
The "Bali Road Map" for the future fight against climate change in the period after 2012, when the first commitment period of the Kyoto protocol ends, has an agenda for the developing countries also to adapt to the impact of climate change. As has been rightly emphasized by environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri, who heads the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, India has to gear itself for a path of development that is sustainable and get ready for a low-carbon society. Developing countries, seeing the writing on the wall, have agreed to take action to mitigate climate change, though they have not been mandated to do so under the UN Framework convention on climate change.
The men and women who dominated events in 200726 December 2007| Yahoo India
Away from the hurly burly of politics, Dr R K Pachauri brought Nobel glory to India as head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with the promise of clean climate that has become the reigning theme of global discourse.
Developers think green while planning projects24 December 2007| Mint
More than 20% of the 80 million sq. ft of commercial real estate expected to come up in the top seven metros in India in the next two years will be green buildings. About 22 buildings with varying degrees of eco-friendliness are expected to come into the market by 2009. TERI has instituted a certification programme, known as Griha, that offers star ratings one through five with five being the highest. TERI has registered 12 projects, including a 4.2 million sq. ft integrated township project in Kolkata.
Time to think different and be tough with polluters23 December 2007| Deccan Herald
IPCC says that unless global GHG emissions start going down by 2015 and are reduced by at least 50 pc by 2050, global temperature rise cannot be kept within two degrees Celsius. This is the tipping point after which major disasters are forecast. The Bali summit relegated this requirement to a small footnote and left broader range of options to the nations. As Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC said, weâ€™ve already committed to 0.4 to 1.4 meters of sea-level rise even if emissions are stabilized today. For the Maldives, a one-meter rise in sea level amounts to the disappearance of the nation.
Is Delhi's air quality worse off?21 December 2007| Mint
The continuous regenerative trap, said to be the cleanest and most effective device in diesel cars for checking particulate emissions, is the only device, according to Mr R K Malhotra, research and development head at IOC, that requires ultra clean diesel. Citing a study conducted by TERI and ARAI conducted in 2006, he says that particulate filters were substantially able to bring down emissions even if diesel with sulphur concentration of 350-500ppm was used.
Congestion, road, fuel tax on the anvil?21 December 2007| Mint
A policy to govern public transport, which weighs the adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate, drafted by a high-level government committee and being considered by the Planning Commission, the apex planning body in India, is ambitiously proposing to discourage "personalized mode of transport" while pushing public transport as the alternative. The committee is chaired by Mr Anwarul Hoda, member (infrastructure) of the commission and includes Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Director-General of TERI.
Nature names Dr Pachauri 'newsmaker of 2007'19 December 2007| Nature.com
The British weekly journal Nature has named Dr Pachauri as "Newsmaker of the Year". The award honours an individual's contribution to public debate on science. The cover page report on Dr Pachauri profiles many aspects that make his persona â€“ his love for discipline, dedication to work, intellectual rigour, his forthrightness and consensual style of leadership, a poet and a zealous cricketer in him among other things. Interestingly, the report also revisits the initial controversy that surrounded Dr Pachauri's rise as the chairman of IPCC, and lauds his individual effort in the making of Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change, which it says is the most thorough authoritative assessment yet.