TERI in the News

8 record(s) found in 'December 2012'

  • Galaxy of eminent speakers and heads of state to attend TERI's Flagship Event DSDS 2013

    21 December 2012| PRNewswire

    The 13th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, slated to be held from 31 January - 2 February 2013 in New Delhi, will explore the diverse dimensions of promoting resource-efficient development and attempt to strengthen the global momentum for green growth as raised at the Rio+20 Conference.

  • Funding for climate change courses

    18 December 2012| The Hindustan Times

    Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation, United Kingdom, will award scholarships to four students (two from India and two from abroad) every year, for studying at TERI University. These scholarships are available for the following master's programmes: MSc (climate science and policy); MSc (environmental studies and resource management); MSc (geo-informatics); MSc (economics); MTech (renewable energy engineering and management); and MA (sustainable development practice).

  • TERI, POSOCO educational project for college goers

    17 December 2012| The Hindu Business Line

    TERI in association with Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Co, has launched 'Rhythms from the Riverbanks', an educational programme for college students. The programme at TERI University aims to help youngsters understand the culture of the two river cities of India, Delhi and Kolkata.

  • Cool Commercial Street is hottest

    11 December 2012| The Times of India

    Initial findings from an ongoing (yet to be completed) survey by TERI, Bangalore, has revealed that the green belt in Kodathi through which re-radiation (trees absorb carbon dioxide and give away oxygen) occurs is the reason behind the place being the coolest in the city. The same doesn't happen in Commercial Street due to lack of trees.

  • Recycling waste key to sustainable development: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

    11 December 2012| The Hindu

    Any viable approach to sustainable development needs to go hand in hand with waste recycling, said Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd. Speaking at the third regional conference on 'Innovations in Sustainable Habitats', organised by TERI, Dr Shaw said technologies that are relevant to India need to be developed. The two-day conference is discussing the GRIHA approach - GRIHA, an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, the building rating standard in India devised by TERI.

  • Nobel winner calls for check in car numbers

    7 December 2012| The Times of India

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, has suggested the need to introduce "demand restraint measures" in Delhi to put a check on the growing number of cars so that there was a check on pollution, congestion and accidents in the city. Speaking at a conference on urban mobility organized by the Union urban development ministry, Pachauri said average ownership of cars in Delhi was more than that in Singapore and Hong Kong. He said while in Delhi, there are 200 cars per 1000 people, it's only 70-100 per 1000 population in Hong Kong and Singapore. On an average, car ownership is only 13 per 1000 people in India, he said.

  • Balance of power

    6 December 2012| Financial Times

    A report earlier this year from the Brookings Institution, the World Resources Institute and the Breakthrough Institute said the low-carbon energy industry is failing to move "beyond boom and bust". All of the shortlisted entries in the energy category showed both resilience to changing conditions and the ability to meet multiple objectives. TERI has innovated with institutions, creating a new financial structure to allow poor communities to buy cleaner, safer liquid petroleum gas cookers so they can stop burning wood.

  • Pachauri appointed chairperson of Iwokrama Intnl

    1 December 2012| Business Standard

    Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, has been appointed the new chairperson of Guyana-based Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation. Established in 1996, under an agreement between the government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat, the facility manages the Iwokrama reserve that comprises nearly 3,71,000 hectares of rainforest area.