TERI in the News

  • 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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  • 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."