TERI in the News

  • Imperatives for reform

    30 November -0001| The Economic Times

    The United Nations Development Programme, in consultation with the Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India, commissioned TERI to prepare a discussion paper that would develop a reform agenda for drinking water and sanitation in India. It was found that for a reform strategy for the drinking water and sanitation sectors in a market oriented economy, needs to address institutional, regulatory, and legislative aspects.

  • India high on indoor air pollution: WHO report

    30 November -0001| The Hindu

    India has one of the highest levels of indoor air pollution in the world with more than 75% of households using solid fuel for cooking. "People die due to breathing smoke from cooking and heating with biomass fuels including dung, wood, crop residue and coal. Indoor smoke is responsible for the death of a million children under five every year. Particles from the smoke make lungs vulnerable to acute lower respiratory infections including pneumonia and chronic bronchitis," said Dr Uma, TERI, speaking at the partnership for clean indoor air held in New Delhi.

  • India, Australia must join hands for development: Dr Pachauri

    30 November -0001| India eNews

    ; 9 August 2007 India and Australia must urgently work towards a closer relationship on development issues to have greater global appeal, said the head of the world's leading climate change organization. The chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr R K Pachauri, was delivering the 11th K R Narayanan Memorial lecture in Canberra on 'Coping with Climate Change: Is Development in India and the World Sustainable?' He called upon Australia to 'seize this opportunity for reassessing its position and act resolutely on the basis of the scientific evidence and actual observations to chart out a new path of development.'

  • Indian shopping malls are not environment friendly: Pachauri

    30 November -0001| India PRwire

    Gigantic shopping malls that are mushrooming across India's big and small cities are 'environmentally disastrous', says Dr R K Pachauri, chief of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 'The shopping malls in India are environmentally disastrous and their designs are not suitable for India's climatic conditions,' Dr Pachauri, who is also Director-General of TERI, told IANS in an interview.

  • Low-carbon society will be the future, says Pachauri

    30 November -0001| The Hindu

    Dr R K Pachauri, who heads the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has asked the Indian industry to accept the fact that the world was heading for a low-carbon future and bring about a transition. "The future is going to be a low-carbon society and those who accept the fact are going to be winners and those who don’t are going to be left behind," he said at a felicitation function.

  • Manage thy environs

    30 November -0001| The Pioneer

    Colleges across Delhi have been taking a lead with their environment-friendly policies. Kamala Nehru College has in place a successfully running waste management project. The college, in coordination with TERI, had developed the waste management system.

  • Nuclear energy is the future: Mukesh

    30 November -0001| The Indian Express

    Eyeing more efficient and cost-effective means of energy, Reliance Industries chairman Mr Mukesh Ambani today said that the nation should harness nuclear and solar energy to quench its energy needs. Delivering the sixth Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture organized by TERI, Mr Ambani said, "We cannot survive on fossil fuels for long. Nuclear energy is the future. If we are able to find an economical way of tapping energy from them, these noble metals can provide energy for the next thousands of years."

  • Pachauri: we ignored changes in Indian climate

    30 November -0001| The Asian Age

    Nobel laureate Dr R K Pachauri has said that while the world took notice of the unprecedented climate changes in the West, not much notice was taken of similar climatic "anomalies" in India like the long-drawn heat wave in northern India or the unusually heavy rains in Mumbai. "While there were unprecedented, most distressing climatic phenomena in the West this past year", Dr Pachauri said "not much notice was taken of similar anomalies in India. I refer to the drawn out heat wave in northern India, that instead of the average week annually, lasted all of four weeks this year as well as the tremendous rainfall in Bombay; both cases of freak climate created much pain and loss, and a great concern to the scientists." Dr Pachauri was speaking on the sidelines of his address to the Swedish Parliament Riksdag along with the other Nobel winner Mr Al Gore.

  • Rainbow warriors

    30 November -0001| The Asian Age

    Dozens of eminent environmental activists from the country have been feted by the world recently, for the tireless work they are undertaking to protect our fragile planet. They include this year's Nobel peace prize winner Dr R K Pachauri, Time magazine's 'environment hero' industrialist Tulsi R Tanthi, wildlife conservationist Dr Ullas Karanth who has won this year's Paul Getty award, activist-ecologist Vandana Shiva, environmentalist-researcher Sunita Narain and "dam buster" Medha Patkar to name a few.

  • Smog could return: Govt needs to curb all sources of pollution: TERI

    30 November -0001| The Hindu

    The heavy blanket of smog that enveloped Delhi for days after Diwali could return soon as the constant sources of pollution have remained largely the same, experts said. If windspeed drops, cooler temperatures in the weeks ahead could provide a favourable setting for smog to develop and stick around. According to air pollution experts, the long spell of toxic smog seen in early November did lead to some emergency measures being put in place, but action against sources of pollution has been minimal. If the meteorological factors become worse, similar smog can return, said Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, TERI.

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