TERI in the News
Global citizen29 December 2009| The Asian Age
Director-General, TERI, Dr R K Pachauriâ€™s achievements are impressive. Dr Pachauriâ€™s involvement with the IPCC began in 1991 as the lead author for the second assessment report, which laid much of the foundation for the Kyoto Protocol of 1997. In 2002, Dr Pachauri was elected Chairman of IPCC. Under his chairmanship, IPCC produced its most challenging document ever, the Fourth Assessment Report. Dr Pachauri was awarded the second-highest civilian award in India, Padma Vibhusan, as well as the Padma Bhushan for services in the field of environment, science and engineering.
Copenhagen a base for binding pact: Pachauri24 December 2009| The Tribune
Chairman of IPCC Dr R K Pachauri has said that Copenhagen accord has provided a foundation for a binding agreement to be developed while incorporating the details of specific commitments by all nations, particularly the developed ones. Dr Pachauri said if India does not get a legally-binding agreement by the end of 2010, then it would be losing valuable time. Advocating a new legally-binding pact with essential features of equity enshrined in the Kyoto Protocol, he said provisions of the Kyoto Protocol were sacrosanct for countries like India and even if the new agreement goes by another name, essential features of Kyoto Protocol must be preserved. He said a large number of African countries and small island states as well as Bangladesh should not feel alienated from the positions of the major developing countries -- China, India, Brazil and South Africa, the BASIC group.
Lighting a billion lives24 December 2009| The Hindu Business Line
Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, has conceptualized the Lighting a billion lives programme to light up the homes and the lives of the people who do not have any access to power in the villages of India, utilizing solar lanterns. TERI has mapped the villages, identified local NGOs who can physically do the work on the ground, developed manufacturers and suppliers of these solar lanterns and work is well under way in many villages.
New climate pact will be 'firmer' against defaulters: Pachauri24 December 2009| Business Standard
With many rich nations failing to meet Kyoto Protocol goals, top climate expert Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, has said a â€œstronger and firmerâ€ regime envisaging punitive action against the defaulters awaits in a new climate treaty, whenever it is framed. â€œKyoto Protocol did not work as it does not have provisions for stringent measures against the defaultersâ€. â€œBut there is clearly strong expression (among global community) for punitive measures of sort against those countries that donâ€™t meet their commitments,â€ Dr Pachauri said noting the rich nations were not serious in taking any legally binding commitments.
Outcome good, but not adequate: Pachauri24 December 2009| The Hindu
The outcome of the Conference of Parties at Copenhagen is â€œgoodâ€ but not â€œadequate,â€ Dr R K Pachauri, chairperson of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, said. Dr Pachauri said the Copenhagen Accord provided a framework for working out a binding agreement, incorporating the details of the specific commitments by all countries, especially the developed nations. But it did not address the extent to which the developed nations would cut emission.
India, China stronger from climate meet - Pachauri23 December 2009| Reuters
The grouping of China, India, Brazil and South Africa has emerged as a significant force in Copenhagen and they could lead the way in future negotiations, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman Dr R K Pachauri has said.
Perfect symbiosis23 December 2009| Hindustan Times
TERI University churns out skilled professionals to protect the environment while making 'sustainable' careers for its students. TER University set up as an extension of TERI, rolled out its academic programmes six years ago and unveiled its campus in 2008. The University is starting a Masterâ€™s programme in sustainable development from 2010.
No problem in a new climate pact: Pachauri22 December 2009| The Asian Age
Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC believes that there was no problem in having a new treaty, provided it is embedded with principles of equity as was the case with the Kyoto Protocol which is based on `common but differentiated responsibilities on emission cutsâ€™.
Pachauri hails youth role in climate change issue22 December 2009| PTI News
The commitment of the youth across the globe to meet the challenge of climate change is a heartening and positive development, Director-General of TERI, Dr R K Pachauri said. Elaborating on the role of the youth, Dr Pachauri said that if the youth take up the mission of bringing about change that is required in management of water, we would have found a successful means for adapting to future scarcity and stress in water availability.
A new green21 December 2009| The Times of India
World over, the youth are acting as leaders to create a healthy relationship between environmental protection and wealth generation. Ms Ruchi Soni recalls how she always had to urge her parents not to throw garbage out of the car and to carry jute bags when shopping. A student of TERI, Ms Soni witnessed a breakthrough when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mr Al Gore and IPCC chaired by Dr R K Pachauri, chancellor of TERI University. It made her realize that "pressing environmental issues like climate change are in fact, linked to world peace".