TERI in the News
Difficult for India to mitigate climate changes without support5 October 2016| The Times of India
Self-sustainability in terms of mitigation for climate change would be difficult for India without external help, European Union Counsellor for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Ms Henriette Faergemann said on the sidelines of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organised by TERI. She was speaking on the possibilities of investment for cleaning Ganga and promoting wind energy. Appreciating India for ratifying Paris Climate Agreement, she said that the EU is all set to submit its instrument of ratification for Paris Climate agreement shortly.
Making Earth a better planet is everybody's responsibility: Jayant Sinha3 October 2016| The Indian Express
Union Minister Mr Jayant Sinha said it was everybody's responsibility to dedicate themselves to make Earth a better planet. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Mr Sinha launched an initiative, '#ACT4EARTH', at the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International airport to make aware general public about energy efficiency. The initiative comes on the heels of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) being organised by TERI from 5-8 October 2016.
MMRDA, TERI set up need-based programmes for infrastructure25 September 2016| The Free Press Journal
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and TERI have set up need-based collaborative programmes in local, national and global context while developing regional infrastructure. These programmes aim to educate people about the mitigation measures adopted by the agency in their various projects. The forum will also educate people about the overall impact of climate change and what it means for the common man. Apart from the programmes, the other areas identified by MMRDA and TERI are compilation of the environmental status report, estimating the carbon footprints of organisations and evaluating the impact of modern and improved transport projects undertaken by MMRDA on the environment.
NITs told to mull research on bamboo19 September 2016| The Times of India
Union HRD minister Mr Prakash Javadekar has asked National Institute of Technologies (NITs) in the country to explore the possibility of setting up a bamboo research and technology development centre at their institutes. NIT Goa plans to undertake some of the bamboo research topics in association with TERI Goa Campus.
Coal exports to help India lower trade deficit in energy2 August 2016| Mint
India is set to export coal for the first time, shipping 2-3 million tonnes of the fuel to neighbouring Bangladesh, as domestic stocks swell following a record output. According to "Energizing India", a report on energy choices for the country brought out jointly by experts and economists from Royal Dutch Shell Plc and New Delhi-based think tanks TERI and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, greater private participation in captive and commercial mining will, over the long run, yield benefits to the sector and the wider economy. Private and foreign mining firms could employ industrial best practices and technologies in India, improving productivity and operational efficiency, it said.
MPs get lessons on sustainable development goals2 August 2016| Business Standard
The Speaker's Research Initiative organised a workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for members of Parliament in the Parliament Library recently. The speakers at the workshop included experts from Niti Aayog, TERI, Research and Information System for Developing Countries and senior officials from the External Affairs Ministry. The MPs were informed about the transition process from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), covering 17 ambitious goals and 169 related targets and how they seek to integrate the development process with ecological concerns and balance the three key facets of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic.
Ghaziabad, Noida gear up for 24-hr plantation drive11 July 2016| The Hindustan Times
The UP government has ordered a 24-hour-long plantation drive to be carried out throughout the state from 10am on 11 July 2016. The state forest department aims to plant five crore saplings before the drive ends on July 12. As many as 1.10 lakh saplings, plants and trees are to be planted in Gautam Budh Nagar and 80,060 in Ghaziabad under this programme. According to officials, all the works related to digging up of soil, arrangement for tree guards and fencing was completed by March 31 and verified by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).
Apple bears brunt of bad weather in Himachal10 July 2016| The Times of India
A study conducted by TERI and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has revealed that as a result of climate change, apple production in Himachal Pradesh could decrease by 4% by 2030. Overall climatic warming projected over the state in the near future increase by 1.3-1.9 degrees Celsius for 2021-50 relative to 1971-2000.
EESL, TERI partner to work on energy efficiency29 June 2016| The Financial Express
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and TERI have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly work on energy efficiency for two years. Both organisations have decided to enter into an agreement as 'strategic partners' to work jointly for the achievement of common goals and objectives related to energy efficiency in India and abroad, Power Ministry said in a release. The main focus of TERI will be on working with governments, regulatory bodies, industry organisations, and utilities to create a policy environment for clean energy technologies. EESL will emphasise on implementing projects and programmes to promote clean energy technologies through innovative policy based business model to end users.
A good business model is needed for green energy16 June 2016| The Hindu Business Line
In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, shared his ideas for a sustainable business environment. Cleaner and greener business practices should be based on self-protection as the prices of fossil fuels in the future could be uncertain. It makes great sense to invest in energy efficiency systems as the amount of energy required is much less. Investment in renewable energy will help freeze energy cost. This is an important ingredient for the companies to prepare for tomorrow. Large corporates have already started assessing future prices of fossil fuels and accordingly measures are being taken.