TERI in the News
Author Anjana Basu, TERI join hands for children's book16 June 2016| Femina
Ms Anjana Basu is the author of a delightful book for children, \'The Leopard in the Laboratory\', in association with TERI. \"The leopard-human conflict is increasing simply because people are spreading their settlements into leopard territory,\" says the author, whose best-selling novels include \'Curses in Ivory\' and \'The Black Tongue\' as well as books for children.
Gujarat's first green international airport ready for take off16 June 2016| The Times of India
Vadodara will soon get an international airport, which is touted to be the Gujarat\'s first and country\'s second \'green\' airport after Chandigarh\'s terminal. The airport has been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), the highest national rating for green buildings conceived by TERI and developed jointly with the ministry of new and renewable energy.
Dialogue on policy for Community Conserved Areas in Nagaland13 June 2016| Morung Express
The workshop on "Does Nagaland need a policy for Community Conserved Areas? â€“ Policy dialogue" was held recently in Nagaland. The objective of this workshop was to address the need for a policy on Community-Conserved Areas in Nagaland and to brainstorm on the modalities of developing such a policy including legal, financial and other implications. This workshop is the first in a series under a CI-Japan, GEF-Satoyama sponsored study on, 'Mainstreaming Communityâ€“Conserved Areas for Biodiversity Conservation in Nagaland' that is being carried out by TERI with the support of the Nagaland Forest Department.
Nothing odd about it11 June 2016| The Hindu
A report released by TERI in May 2016 has depicted a grim picture of the odd-even scheme. It found that the restriction had little effect on pollution. It found that the private cars did not much impact on the PM 2.5 levels in the city, and limiting them only resulted in a marginal reduction in pollution of 7 and 4 per cent during phase 1 and phase 2, respectively.
Capacity for renewable energy in India hits 42,850 mw; surpasses capacity of hydel projects10 June 2016| The Economic Times
India's quest for green energy has crossed a major milestone, with renewable plants, mainly wind and solar, surpassing the capacity of large hydroelectricity projects, which were once the country's biggest source of electricity and regarded as "temples of modern India". According to Mr Shirish S Garud, Director, Energy Environment Technology Division, TERI, there is a perception that hydropower is neither environmentally friendly nor economically viable. Hydropower has become an activists' target. Benefits have to be weighed against negative aspects," he said.
Call to sensitise people against usage of firewood for cooking9 June 2016| Deccan Chronicle
Data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation states that over 43.5 per cent of Tamil Nadu still relies on wood-based cooking as of 2011. Though environmentalists expect a decline from the 2011 statistics to over 10 per cent in the past five years, the number still accumulates due to multiple reasons. According to Mr Debajit Palit, Associate Director, Social Transformation, TERI, Tamil Nadu should improve the phenomenon on its rural front, despite topping LPG use compared to northern states.
Javadekar asks corporates to invest in innovation7 June 2016| Press Trust of India
Union minister Mr Prakash Javadekar has urged corporates and entrepreneurs to invest in innovation and technology to ensure energy efficiency and recycling of water, which he said will reduce carbon emissions. The minister was addressing a gathering at TERI Leadership Summit through a recorded message. In his address, TERI Director-General Dr Ajay Mathur said that there is an urgent need for the pace and scope of the clean energy activities of Indian corporates to accelerate so as to lead alignment with the country's climate change commitments.
Panaji's biodiversity to be mapped as part of Smart City4 June 2016| The Times of India
TERI is attempting to map and benchmark Panaji\'s biodiversity and collate knowledge of local biological resources on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Panaji and the Goa state infrastructure development corporation. TERI will conduct a study of the city\'s biological resources and based on the study, a people\'s biodiversity register and city biodiversity index will be formed.
TERI signs pact with IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited2 June 2016| The Economic Times
TERI and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL) have signed a pact to work together in empowering farmers by providing them information about efficient use of natural resources to help them increase their productivity. TERI has the expertise in developing knowledge based sustainable solutions in the field of agriculture and rural electrification to mitigate impact of climate change and promoting efficient use of natural resources. IKSL has extensive experience in broadcasting informal messages to rural communities, this is the first time that the organization will venture into enlightening rural households as part of its mandate.
TERI and Mahindra Lifespaces to establish Center of Excellence for Sustainable Habitats20 May 2016| The Financial Express
TERI and Mahindra Lifespaces have announced the creation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on improving energy efficiency in India residential buildings sector. The Mahindra TERI CoE for Sustainable Habitats will evaluate both traditional and innovative technologies and alternative materials customised for the Indian buildings sector and climate zones. The Center will bring the much needed informed validated knowledge about better performing materials and ways to use the ample daylight available, which will greatly help to mainstream greener buildings in the country.