TERI in the News
Interview with Dr Ajay Mathur: The energy intensity of the Indian economy is declining1 December 2016| Power Line
In the interview, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, talks about the implications of India\'s climate commitments on the power sector, the strategies needed to achieve these goals and the challenges involved in meeting them.
Discussions at Marrakesh conference of partnerships: TERI21 November 2016| Business Standard
According to TERI, the discussions at the recently concluded climate change conference at Marrakesh were of \"partnerships\" as 22 countries joined the India-led International Solar Alliance, a brainchild of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. The conference also looked to define climate actions that can be \"fast-forwarded\" in four years before the requirements of the Paris Agreement become operative in 2020, said TERI, while terming the summit as that of action and implementation.
White paper on wind energy on the anvil17 November 2016| The Hindu
A white paper on the wind energy sector in the country taking stock of the challenges and opportunities besides serving as a document to mobilise government support is being readied by TERI. Commissioned by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), the white paper, dwelling on various aspects of the sector, is likely to be released early next year. In the run-up to the preparation, the Association and the TERI recently organised a round table consultation.
Frost & Sullivan and TERI launch the Sustainability 4.0 Awards 20178 November 2016| Business Wire India
The Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2017 are organized by Frost & Sullivan and TERI, significant contributors in sustainable interventions. Their global approach toward sustainable development through knowledge, cutting-edge research, technology perspectives and innovative solutions has transformed people's lives and the environment. Through this initiative, Frost & Sullivan and TERI aspire to have more companies in the country move toward a structured sustainability program. The assessment based award program will assess organizations on all elements of sustainability like economic, social, environment, human resources, operations, supply chains etc. and provide insights on opportunities for improvements.
TERI releases emergency plan8 November 2016| The HIndu
Amid worsening air quality in Delhi, TERI has released a ten-point emergency response plan, including reduction of crop burning and ban on movement of all 10-year-old vehicles in the Delhi-NCR amongst others. TERI has submitted the plan to Delhi government and the Union Environment Ministry, recommending that it be enforced immediately in whole of NCR on forecast days of very high pollution.
Technology can help cut cost of green refrigerants14 October 2016| The Hindu Business Line
India's reluctance to accept highly ambitious goals to check climate change may have stemmed from price concerns earlier, but the country is now ready to accept the challenges, according to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI. In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Mathur says India has learnt how to use technology to deal with efficiency challenges.
Flow of Uguem river to halve by 205011 October 2016| The Navhind Times
TERI has projected that the average flow of water in South Goa's Uguem river during monsoon is likely to decrease from the current average of around 37.39 cubic metres per second (cumec) to 20.43 cumec by 2050. In a dissemination workshop held recently, TERI Goa shared the preliminary findings of the project 'Assessing the impacts of climate change on water availability in Uguem river sub-basin' with the stakeholders.
TERI for pan-India clean air plan8 October 2016| The Times of India
Keeping in view the deteriorating air quality in Delhi and other metros, TERI has come out with a report, listing solutions to address this pressing issue. It suggests, among others, starting a nationwide clean air mission (CAM-INDIA), which should have the mandate to implement government policies for air pollution mitigation across several ministries. Titled "Ten scalable solutions for Indian cities", the report is a joint effort by TERI, United Nations Environment Programme and University of California at San Diego. Its suggestions focus on a variety of sectors, including transport, agriculture and power, which directly and indirectly impact pollution levels.
Limit rise of climate change while making available sufficient6 October 2016| India Today
Noting that the threat of climate change is "real" and India is vulnerable to it, President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need for adopting a twin approach of limiting rise of climate change and at the same time ensuring existence of sufficient resources to meet the country's future development needs. The President was speaking after inaugurating the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organised by TERI on the theme "Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress".
Sikkim CM bags 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2016'6 October 2016| The Voice of Sikkim
Chief Minister of Sikkim, Mr Pawan Chamling, was conferred the prestigious 2016 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award' by Mr Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organized by TERI. The 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award' has been conferred on Mr Chamling in recognition of his vision and leadership in the sphere of environment and sustainable development, leading to establishment of Sikkim as the first and only organic state in the country.