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Lucky draw results of TERI’s online survey of choice cyclists
In the last issue of the newsletter, we had launched an online survey titled ‘Survey of existing and potential choice cyclists in Indian cities’. The survey was conducted as part of our ongoing study titled 'Promoting Cycling in India'. We received an excellent response to the survey from around 400 participants from all over the country.
As announced during the launch of the survey, two survey participants were to be awarded with ‘Urban trail HERO dude cycles’ worth Rs. 20,000/- each sponsored by HERO Cycles.
The lucky draw was held on 16th April, 2014. We are pleased to announce the names of our two lucky draw winners -Mr Jitin Arora from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Ghaziabad and Mr. Shehzad from Amtel Systems, Delhi. The cycles will be presented to the winners at an event to launch the report of our study. The updates regarding the event will be shared with you soon.

Congratulations to the lucky winners and thanks to all of you who participated in the survey!
TERI undertakes a study on e-rickshaws plying in Delhi
Electric rickshaws or e-rickshaws, as they are commonly known, are three-wheeled vehicles which are powered exclusively by electric motors whose traction energy is supplied exclusively by traction batteries installed on the vehicle. A complete unknown mode a few years back, these e-rickshaws have made an unpredicted entry on to the streets of Delhi in the last one to two years and have become very popular for first and last mile connectivity, especially to and from metro stations in the city. There, however, is lack of knowledge on how and where the e-rickshaws are manufactured/assembled, what the technology TERI undertakes a study on e-rickshaws plying in Delhi
that they use is, how is that these vehicles have entered the transport market in a big way without any approval and regulation, and what are their operational characteristics. In order to understand some of the issues related to e-rickshaws, the Transport Department, Delhi Government commissioned TERI to carry out a study of these vehicles. TERI is in the final stages of this study and is helping the Transport Department and Delhi Government in formulating an appropriate policy for regulating e-rickshaws.
Read more about the impact of our study here
Govt approves, regulates e-rickshaws in city
TERI releases policy briefs on Urban Climate Resilience
TERI with the support from the Department for International Development (DfID), UK released a policy brief titled 'Climate Proofing Indian Cities'. The brief outlines emerging opportunities for Indian cities to foster climate-resilient development and recommends a new policy on the same.
Another policy brief titled: 'Methodologies for urban climate resilience' was published with the support from the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), London. The policy brief was prepared with the objective of drawing lessons

TERI releases policy briefs on Urban Climate Resilience
from the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network program for further replication, scaling up and sustained action in the sphere of urban climate resilience.
TERI helps build the first national integrated energy scenario tool
TERI took part in developing a first of its kind energy scenario building tool for the Planning Commission, Government of India called the 'India Energy Security Scenario (IESS) 2047'. This open access web–based online tool was launched in New Delhi on 28th February 2014 in the presence of the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy.
The tool allows a user to identify an optimal energy pathway for India (leading up to 2047) by selecting a range of possible energy supply and demand pathways projected under four different scenarios. Energy supply sectors such as renewable energy, oil, gas, coal, and nuclear, and energy demand sectors such as transport, industry, agriculture, cooking, lighting and appliances, etc. have been considered. The outcomes of this tool also evaluate national carbon dioxide emissions, and land-use implications for the various energy scenarios chosen.
TERI has developed the demand levers for transport and industry sector, and the supply side lever for bio-fuels of this energy scenario tool. Other knowledge partners involved with this initiative were C–Step, Prayas Energy, India Smart Grid Forum, Shakti Foundation and Central Electricity Authority.
Access the tool here
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Webinar on Role of transport in making cities 'green'
On the occasion of the Earth Day, TERI organized a webinar on ‘Role of Transport in making Cities Green’ on April 22, 2014. The webinar focused on the concept of green cities, the role of transport in green growth of cities in India and provided an overview of the current challenges and solutions for moving transport on a green growth path. Polls were conducted as part of the webinar to increase
interaction with the participants. A Q&A session was also carried out at the end of the session. The webinar received an overwhelming response with 178 participants from both within and outside India.
Watch the full webinar here
Workshop on dissemination of 'Transport Demand Management' toolkit
The Institute of Urban Transport (India) organized the Third National Workshop for dissemination of toolkits on Urban Transport, in New Delhi (March 10-12, 2014). As part of this workshop, TERI disseminated the toolkit on ‘Transport Demand Management’ (TDM) which was prepared by TERI for the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) as part of the 'National Capacity Development in Urban Transport' programme of the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) of the Government of India. Workshop on dissemination of 'Transport Demand Management' toolkit
The workshop was attended by nearly 40 representatives of governmental as well as non-governmental planning and transport agencies. The workshop aimed at providing guidance to the participants on the practical application of the toolkit.
View the TDM toolkit here:
Policy Conclave on reducing vehicular emissions to improve air quality
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), California Air Resource Board (CARB) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have launched the India-California Air Pollution Mitigation Program (ICAMP) to derive learning from California to mitigate vehicular emissions and improve air quality in Indian cities.
Following the first meeting of ICAMP which was held in October, 2013 in Oakland, California, a Knowledge Action Plan (KAP) document was developed by the Working Group of the program.
Policy Conclave on reducing vehicular emissions to improve air quality
A policy conclave was organised in New Delhi on 4th and 5th February, 2014 to discuss this document. The conclave was attended by Indian stakeholders from Central and State Governments, oil and automobile industry, NGOs, and academia. The US delegation comprised of officials from the office of Governor of California, scientists and regulators. The issue of advancement of fuel quality and vehicular emission standards was debated and useful insights were drawn. Based on the KAP, and the deliberations of the conclave, the ICAMP working group plans to come up with an Action Agenda consisting of recommendations to the Government for control of vehicular emissions in India.
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