Pollution is now a political subject, that's its big success: TERI chief Ajay Mathur

21 Nov 2018
| The Hindu

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI is also a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and has been part of India's negotiating team in earlier editions of the United Nations-convened Conference of the Parties (COP). In this interview, Dr Mathur speaks about the expectations from the Katowice Climate Change Conference and how to tackle pollution.

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India can't achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Study

16 Nov 2018

The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 'Brown to Green Report' has been compiled by Climate Transparency -- a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, with many from emerging economies. TERI

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Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

12 Aug 2018
| Business Standard

India has to offer a lot of positive examples of climate ambition and clean energy development, Director-General, TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur said. The growth of renewables, the increase in energy efficiency, scaling up of electric mobility and even the recognition of linkages between air quality and climate change all demonstrate the country's climate action, Dr Mathur said. The challenges posed by climate change offer a slew of opportunities for corporate houses to take the lead.

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India may hit Paris climate targets ahead of schedule: TERI

28 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business line

India may well achieve the national targets set to address climate change under the Paris Agreement before 2030, as around 30 per cent of the country's installed electricity generation capacity is now non-fossil-based. India's target is 40 per cent non-fossil-based power capacity by 2030. "We can meet the targets ahead of schedule if we are able to meet our solar battery cost challenges," says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

16 Feb 2018

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018, organized by TERI. The Prime Minister, addressing the gathering at the inaugural speech, laid emphasis on the major current environmental problems that are being faced by the developing nations. Mr Modi added that successful climate action needs access to financial resources and technology. Technology can help countries like India to develop sustainably and enable poor to benefit from it.

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PM to inaugurate WSDS 2018

12 Feb 2018
| Business Standard

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2018 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on February 16. The event being organised by TERI aims to bring together global leaders on the issue of sustainable development, energy and environment. Themed 'Partnerships for a Resilient Planet', WSDS 2018 aims to create action frameworks to resolve some of the most urgent challenges facing developing economies in the backdrop of climate change.

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TERI, EPTRI team up with NOAA to strengthen climate modeling

08 Feb 2018
| Business Standard

TERI and the Environmental Protection Training Research Institute (EPTRI) announced a partnership with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to strengthen climate modelling capacity in India. The move would strengthen disaster risk reduction and reduce the population's vulnerability to climate risk and extreme weather events through enhanced awareness, coordination and adaptive capacity of local communities.

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PM says India firm on environment commitment while carrying on its development agenda

16 Jan 2018
| The Economic Times

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi called for support from developed countries on extending finance and technology to prepare other nations for sustainable growth, saying India intends to achieve its sustainable development objectives on its own but "developed world can help us achieve them faster".  While delivering the inaugural address at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organised by TERI, Mr Modi reiterated India’s commitment to protect the environment while carrying on its

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A turbulent transition state (Interview with Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI)

06 Jan 2018
| The Statesman

In an interview with the newspaper Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, speaks on the energy issues plaguing India, given the country\'s commitment to move towards renewable energy and its commitment at the Paris Climate Change Summit in December 2016.

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Three-pronged approach to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons

18 Dec 2017
| The Hindu Business Line


Energy experts have identified a three-pronged approach as a key in phasing out the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons in buildings after workshops by the ozone department of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The workshops were organised with support from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and TERI.


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Eight energy majors commit to reducing methane emissions within natural gas industry

22 Nov 2017
| World Oil

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall have committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to do the same. The eight energy companies signed a Guiding Principles document, which focuses on: continually reducing methane emissions; advancing strong performance across gas value

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Marathwada in top 10 highly vulnerable districts in state

26 Oct 2017
| The Times of India

Marathwada districts of Hingoli (5) and Jalna (7) figure in the list of top 10 districts of Maharashtra having high environmental vulnerability index with Aurangabad bagging the 27th spot. The whole of Marathwada has been projected as the second most susceptible division in the state in terms of occurrence of natural crisis. TERI and UK Met Office were supplied with additional weather-related statistics to project consequences of the climate change in different parts of Maharashtra as part

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