Forest rights and wrongs

28 Mar 2018
| The Indian Express

In 2014, TERI cautioned that the wrong recognition of rights under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) would leave forest-dependent people vulnerable to adverse impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the wrong recognition of individual forest rights (IFR) under the FRA has made a large chunk of the country's tribal population participants in a climate change disaster. Forests conserve and provide water for humans,

Read more

Give that old automobile a break!

13 Mar 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles. In the recent policy brief they argue for a

Read more

Solar power will cost less than thermal in 6-7 years, says Ajay Mathur

10 Mar 2018
| Business Standard

At a time when air pollution has become a leading environmental threat to public health, TERI's Director-General, Dr Ajay Mathur,  said that India's dependence on thermal power would end by 2050. Dr Mathur, in an interview with the newspaper, said solar batteries would become cheaper than coal by the mid-2020s and nuclear power is not economically viable for the country now.

Read more

IIM-L signs pact with TERI to nurture startups in energy sector

09 Mar 2018
| Hindustan Times

Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow's (IIM-L) Enterprise Incubation Centre or L-Incubator has signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI to work towards nurturing startups with a focus on the energy sector. The Managing Director of L-Incubator, Prof M Akbar, and Senior Director of TERI, Mr Puneet Chandra signed the partnership.

Read more

Getting around India's energy efficiency conundrum

28 Feb 2018
| Mint

The road towards energy efficiency has not been easy due to lack of funds, resulting in the government rolling out a number of policies that include a market-based trading mechanism for moving towards cleaner cooking fuels. India’s energy efficiency market is estimated at $23 billion (around Rs 1.5 trillion) with a vast potential to grow. Energy efficiency needs to be at the centre stage of policy planning, says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI. Experts believe there is a growing

Read more

APSEEDCO signs pact with TERI to promote EE technologies

26 Feb 2018
| The Hans India

TERI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation (APSEEDCO) for technical collaboration to promote energy efficient technologies and global best practices among industries and other key sectors in the state. The specific activities of the MoU are facilitating adoption of globally accepted cleaner technologies and best practices for deployment in different end-use sectors and dialoguing with government agencies and

Read more

Amaravati most sustainable capital: World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

19 Feb 2018
| The New Indian Express

In a boost to the development of the world-class capital city in Andhra Pradesh, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2018 held in New Delhi from February 15-17 endorsed Amaravati as the World’s Most Sustainable Capital. The summit was organized by TERI, which has agreed to support developing green buildings and 100% pollution free environment in Amaravati.

Read more

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.

Read more

India chapter of Energy Transitions Commission launched

15 Feb 2018

The India Chapter of the Energy Transitions Commission India (ETC India) has been launched by TERI. ETC India is a unique, high-level, multi-stakeholder platform on energy and electricity sector transitions in India. It will focus on policy, research and outreach on decarbonising the power sector. ETC India is the first country-specific Commission. India was chosen to have its own ETC as the country is taking great strides in transitioning towards renewable sources of energy.

Read more

TERI to open food lab, varsity campus in Guwahati

15 Feb 2018

The first state-of-the-art food testing laboratory in entire North East will be coming up in Guwahati within the next year. The food testing laboratory is being built by TERI at its campus in Guwahati and is likely to be operational within one year.

Read more

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.

Read more

App-based cycle services to be rolled out soon

08 Feb 2018
| The Times of India

After app-based taxis, an increasing number of startups are turning to dockless bicycle rental services to offer last-mile connectivity to commuters. A study conducted by TERI in 2014 revealed that cycle ownership in Bengaluru has reduced from 29% in 2001 to 23% in 2011. However, experts say dockless cycles are likely to become popular because of the city's pleasant climate, clogged roads and expansion of cycle tracks.

Read more