TERI in the News

  • Special Libraries Association (USA) awards the TERI Library for achievement and excellence 2007 award

    30 November -0001| IndiaPRwire

    The Special Libraries Association (SLA) based in Alexandria, USA, a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals awarded Mr Debal C Kar, Library and Information Centre, TERI, with the SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program award for 2007 for his commitment and dedication to the profession

  • Teachers say "Education is incomplete without edu-action."

    30 November -0001| India eNews

    As part of the 'Sunfeast Hara Banao' campaign – a movement spread across 10 cities in India - TERI and ITC Foods' Sunfeast organized a training workshop for schoolteachers in Delhi. The programme sought the participation of primary and senior teachers from the most renowned schools in Delhi The workshop held at The Sriram School, Vasant Vihar, was attended by 50 teachers from 23 schools.

  • TERI launches service to make green literature people-friendly

    30 November -0001| The Times of India

    TERI has launched a feature service to make environmental literature easier to understand and more accessible to the common man. The service will publish news, views and analyses every fortnight on issues such as water, climate change, energy, air pollution, biodiversity and biotechnology. The first issue carries an analysis of the IPCC report as well as a feature on Neerkatti - a traditional community in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu that is responsible for water management in rural areas.

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  • The heat is on

    30 November -0001| The Financial Express

    The sequence of the formation of the nine-member committee on climate change, parliament debate, US President's call and IPCC reports may not be by design, but it does indicate the increasing importance of the issue under focus - global warming. Says IPCC Chairman and TERI's Director-General Dr R K Pachauri: "It's heartening to see the developments. Our stand that climate change is here has been vindicated. The IPCC reports are having a profound influence on shaping the thinking on climate change."

  • UN panel to set new path on climate at meeting

    30 November -0001| International Herald Tribune

    Delegations and scientists from about 140 nations meet Monday in Valencia, Spain, and are expected to draft a report that could increase pressure on countries like the United States and China to make binding cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. This week's meeting will synthesize these studies into report of about 70 pages. There is not expected to be new scientific information in the report. But the authors will seek to present some of their major findings in original and more powerful ways, according to IPCC officials. This is the most policy-relevant document the IPCC produces," the panel's chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri. "It will be read by policy makers, governments, industry and other stakeholders ahead Bali, which is an extremely critical meeting."

  • Up in smoke or down the drain?

    30 November -0001

    Without immediate action, global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to over 60% of the world's population, says a new report — Up in Smoke, Asia and the Pacific. The report presented jointly by TERI, ActionAid, Greenpeace and WWF and with a foreword by Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says India has close to 700 million people living in rural areas who depend on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forests, and fisheries for their livelihoods. Its ecosystems such as riversheds, mangroves, coastal zones, forests and grasslands are already overburdened by environmental pressures from commercialisation, excessive resource use and indiscriminate dumping of industrial and agricultural waste. The Financial Express, 20 November 2007

  • Warming could help some nations

    30 November -0001| The Times of India

    Northern nations such as Russia or Canada may be celebrating better harvests and less icy winters in coming decades even as rising seas, also caused by global warming, are washing away Pacific island states. A draft UN report to be issued in Brussels on April 6 foresees unequal impacts from warming: tropical nations from Africa to the Pacific, mostly poor, are likely to bear the brunt but those nearer the poles, mostly rich, may briefly benefit. "At least for a few decades there will be a few winners," said Dr R K Pachauri, head of UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of 2,500 experts which will release the report outlining regional impacts of warming.

  • Dirty coal, clean water? - Shyam Ponappa

    Business Standard

    Action at the local level, whether it is water management for conserving rainwater and applications for gardens, or energy applications such as solar water heaters, cookers or lighting, requires a much more organized effort to be practised widely and have a significant beneficial impact. Most important, there has to be the follow-up for effective dissemination, with implementation support on the ground. Take the example of biodiesel. The knowledge available with TERI, the Planning Commission’s National Mission on Bio Diesel, the Petroleum Conservation Research Association’s National Biofuel Centre (www.pcra-biofuels.org), the Agriculture Ministry’s National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board (http://novod.nic.in), the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute at Bhavnagar, etc could be pulled together and made accessible in one place. Further, the findings and conclusions could be used for systematic, countrywide implementation with institutional processes for support.

  • On cards: Recycling plant at railway station to check water wastage

    The Indian Express

    To check water wastage, the Northern Railway is now planning to set up a wastewater recycling plant. At an estimated cost of Rs 56 lakh, the plant will come up as a pilot project at the Ajmeri Gate washing lines. The project will be the first such attempt by the Northern Railways to save and recycle water used in washing trains. The recommendation for recycling of the wastewater was made to the Railways by TERI, which conducted a study on total water usage at the New Delhi railway station.

  • Pachauri calls for action, not yet another institute

    Indian Express

    After the IPCC came out with its report blaming human activities for global warming, India announced its intention to set up an institute to develop greener technologies, which would help in containing the problem. But the move fails to impress Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC and Director-General of TERI. "Why do we require another institute? We already have the expertise. What we need is to tap on that expertise and start working on a clear roadmap towards harnessing greener technologies," Dr Pachauri said. Dr Pachauri said that he is happy to see theta the government was acting on the problem of climate change, but pointed out that there was still some "inertia in the system".