TERI in the News

8 record(s) found in 'December 2011'

  • TERI organizes India's premier environment quiz, TerraQuiz 2011

    26 December 2011| The Financial Express

    TERI and Hero MotoCorp, in association with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, organized the 12th edition of TerraQuiz, a one-of-its-kind international inter-school environment quiz competition. The show will go on-air on the Discovery Channel early next year.

  • ICT can help India meet climate change goals

    23 December 2011| The South Asian Times

    TERI-Business Council and NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) launched a report titled, 'Sustainable Tomorrow: Harnessing ICT Potential'. The report is an attempt to bring together the entire ecosystem of users and providers of IT applications and services that can help meet the goals of climate change and environment sustainability. The report, emphasizes on the role played by ICT in reducing India's energy requirements by encouraging practices that promote a healthier environment without impeding the economic growth. The report recognizes the potential of ICT sector and largely focuses on cost effective product enhancement and not necessarily driving energy efficiency. The report is result of a research project jointly undertaken by TERI BCSD and NASSCOM with help of its member companies in identifying IT solutions that can play a game changing role in reducing carbon footprint and defining new opportunities.

  • Environmental hazard: Goa's 750 mt dumps

    14 December 2011| Mint

    The reddish hills dot large tracts of the Goan landscape-mounds of waste soil and other debris that have been left behind after iron ore was dug out from some 95 mines. Accumulating since the 1960s, the dumps, as they are known, are estimated at 750 million tonnes (mt) and consist of top soil, mud and iron ore. Dump runoff is a common problem in Goa. They flow into fertile farmlands as well as into streams and waterbodies," said Dr Ligia Noronha, director, Resources, Regulation And Global Security division at TERI. "Dumps are high and often steep. If dumps are not well managed, a heavy downpour can cause problems to the water bodies or to villages which are often just below," Dr Noronha said.

  • TERI organizes panel discussion on the eve of International Mountain Day

    12 December 2011| Business Wire India

    Fostering the government's efforts to preserve and safeguard the Himalayan eco-system under the National Mission of Sustaining the Himalayan Eco-system and stressing on the need to study the drivers and implications of the changes due to climate change in the Himalayan belt, TERI in association with the Forest Department of Uttarakhand government, on the eve of International Mountain Day, organized a panel discussion on climate change and its impact on mountains, especially the forest ecosystems of the Himalayas. The panel discussion on 'Climate Change and Vulnerability of Forest Ecosystems in Himalayas: Way forward' highlighted the importance of International Mountain Day. Special emphasis was laid on the issues that lead to the vulnerability of mountain forest ecosystem and the possible intensification of impacts due to climate change and anthropogenic causes.

  • TERI University celebrates its first-ever MBA fest-Transcendence 2011

    12 December 2011| The Financial Express

    In an effort to enhance the scope and knowledge body of management education in India and prepare future managers for creating a green and sustainable tomorrow, the MBA programme of TERI University celebrated it first-ever two-day annual fest-Transcendence 2011-on 2-3 December 2011. Transcendence, as the name suggests, envisions TERI University's dream of surpassing limits and touching newer horizons to reach out to all future leaders and make them aware about the key sustainability challenges that the corporates are facing in the 21st century.

  • Going green: Delhi new hub of eco-friendly buildings

    7 December 2011| Hindustan Times

    There are 62 odd green buildings in Delhi and the National Capital Region and many of them have applied for the practice. The Indian Green Building Council, one of the only two organizations that certify buildings on green quotient defines it as "one which uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building". The Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) of TERI, the second of the two organizations, that gives green certification has certified seven buildings in Gurgaon. SP Infotech city is a GRIHA three-star rated building in Gurgaon, while Delhi Metro Rail Corporation also has applied for the same for its upcoming HUDA City Metro station complex in the city.

  • Karnataka going green in a big way

    7 December 2011| The Hindu Business Line

    Karnataka, with its growing interest in the green energy space, is also targeting installation of 350 MW solar projects by 2016, under the Karnataka Solar Policy. As part of this, KREDL has recently floated tenders for setting up a 80 MW solar projects. A few months from now, the State is expected to start allocation of 400-MW grid-connected solar power generation projects. The State is also targeting 60 MW biomass-based power plants in the coming fiscal and the government has identified 3,500 acres for allotment to biomass projects. A study has been initiated in association with TERI for assessment of biomass availability in the State.

  • A green ray of hope: From CFL to LED lights, technology upgrades to conserve energy

    3 December 2011| The Pioneer

    "A substantial part of electricity in India is generated through coal based thermal power plants that burn coal thereby producing greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. According to studies, the country plans to build 80 new coal-fired power plants to keep up with rising electricity demand over the next five years, and the potential savings from simply changing light bulbs to the new LED technology can significantly reduce the country's new power plant demand by as much as 40 per cent," says Mr Debajit Palit of TERI.