TERI in the News

  • India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

    2 June 2017| Business Today

    The US president has announced the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI and one of the key negotiators for India during the Paris climate summit, termed the decision "unfortunate". Dr Mathur said that the absence of US leadership and financial support in implementing the Agreement could delay actions to both reduce global emissions as well as to adapt to the adverse impacts of the climate change that has already occurred. However, he believes that the positive trends in the decline of prices of renewable energy and energy efficiency will continue to drive global action to ensure that global temperature rise remains well below 2 degrees C.

  • India vows to strengthen ties with Pacific Islands countries

    25 May 2017| Hindustan Times

    India hosted 'India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference' in the Fijian capital of Suva and pledged to strengthen its partnership with the countries of the region as part of efforts to create a sustainable world. The conference is being held under the framework of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Co-operation (FIPIC), with TERI as its key knowledge partner. The conference will focussed on issues such as the blue economy, adaptation- mitigation practices for climate change, disaster preparedness, health, the International Solar Alliance as well as finding practical solutions to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation.

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  • ARAI, TERI study ambient air quality in Delhi and NCR

    23 May 2017| Mint

    The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and TERI are conducting an ambient air quality study to identify sources of pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Commissioned by the ministry of heavy industries last year, the study, expected to be concluded by August, is the first-of-its-kind in terms of scope and takes into account sources of pollution not just in Delhi but the entire NCR. The study has monitored air quality at 20 locations in the NCR. The study will have a model that can be used to a test an intervention by the legislators to gauge its impact on the air quality.

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  • Negligible fall in Delhi pollution after odd-even formula, shows new study

    11 May 2017| Hindustan Times

    The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution level by just around 2-3%. The study was done by a six member team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, Environmental and Biomedical Metrology division of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and TERI.

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  • TERI, French firm sign MoU for Clean India

    25 April 2017| India Today

    TERI, Innovative Finance Foundation and 3WAYSTE company have signed an MoU to collaborate on the rollout of a breakthrough technology for municipal solid waste management. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Ambassador of France to India, Mr Alexander Ziegler. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said that waste segregation at source has been major challenge since the passage of municipal solid waste management rules in 2000 and again in 2016. The process introduced by 3WAYSTE and TERI proposes to work mixed waste while recovering 90 per cent of resources from it, including for clean energy and quality compost.

  • Tata Steel launches Green School Project with TERI

    21 April 2017| The Financial Express

    Tata Steel on Friday launched a Green School Project in association with TERI to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of the company. In the first phase, Tata Steel will launch the project in 10 schools identified in Jharkhand and Odisha. The project will run for 15 months in these schools with round the year activities related to environment.

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  • New Nano Centre

    27 March 2017| The Times of India

    TERI has collaborated with an Australian university to set up a nanobiotechnology centre for core research as well as for development of technologies, products and processes. The TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre plans to have 50 PhD students and as many researchers on board by 2018. Students as well as researchers from TERI and Deakin University will work together. The Centre seeks to work with the government, including the Department of Biotechnology, to achieve sustainability in agricultural practices, develop safe nano-delivery systems and cheap diagnostics for agriculture and human health, address environment-related problems and devise solutions for cleaner and greener energy.Â

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  • Use of solar panels for green power on rise in Mumbai

    22 March 2017| The Times of India

    Nearly 60 housing societies and commercial buildings in Mumbai have already started generating their electricity requirement by using rooftop solar power plants. Statistics put out by the state power regulator estimate that 150 more consumers from Mumbai and more than 1600 in the rest of the state are slated to replace more than1lakh units of coal power with solar energy within a couple of months once they are provided with special electricity meters which are also known as net meters. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, green energy production the solar way will grow rapidly in a few years. After 2026, technology will be so established that people might virtually say no to coal power generated in power plants.

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  • TERI to help Amravati become energy efficient

    3 March 2017| The Economic Times (Energy World)

    TERI will support Andhra Pradesh capital Amravati to develop energy efficient buildings in the city. TERI is keen to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with government of Andhra Pradesh and help in making Amaravati a smart and energy efficient global city and is going to depute a high level team to Andhra for discussing the modalities, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI said.

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  • TERI holds outreach meetings for sustainable summit in Kolkata

    28 February 2017| Business Standard

    TERI and Bengal Chamber today held its first outreach meeting in Kolkata for the upcoming World Sustainable Development Summit 2018. More outreach meetings will be held in Mumbai, Bangalore beside some few overseas cities. These will help in building agenda for the upcoming summit in February 2018, said Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur. The World Sustainable Development Summit, TERI\'s flagship event, has been conceptualized as a single platform to accelerate action towards sustainable development and especially climate change.

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