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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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Demand creation must to reduce costs of resource-efficient

25 Jan 2018
| India Today

Creation of demand is essential to increase sales volumes and reduce the costs of new resource- efficient technologies, Director-General of TERI, Dr Ajay Mathur, said at the World Economic Forum (WEF). Citing the example of the Indian government's LED bulb programme, Dr Mathur said aggregation of demand and bulk procurement helped in bringing down its prices. Demand creation is essential to enhance sales volumes and reduce the costs of new resource-efficient technologies, Dr Mathur was

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Surat emerges as leading 'solar smart city' in country

19 Jan 2018
| The Times of India

Surat has emerged as the country's leading 'solar smart city' as per Akshay Urja, the bimonthly newsletter of the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy, Government of India. A recent article in Akshay Urja says that Surat  is among one of the few cities in India to have met the expectations in the field of renewable energy after the launch of 'Smart Cities Mission' by the government in 2015. The guidelines of the Ministry of Urban Development, which identified 100 smart cities in the country

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TERI study maps out heat islands and urban canyons

19 Jan 2018
| The Hindu

While an increasingly concretised Bengaluru is warming up - longer, hotter summers with shorter winters- a report by TERI throws light on the complex factors that create 'Urban Heat Islands’, that is, facets of 'development' which see some areas heat up much more than others. Comparing residential locations of Bellandur, Basaveswaranagar, Koramangala, HSR Layout, Jayanagar as well as commercial areas of Marathahalli, Whitefield, Electronics City, TERI researchers believe it is a combination

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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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Discussion paper recommending nationwide clean air mission framework launched

16 Jan 2018
| India Today

A discussion paper launched at the first day of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 has recommended a nationwide clean air mission framework to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards. The summit, organised by TERI, brings together global stakeholders and decision makers with participation from over 41 countries. The paper offers a comprehensive roadmap to identify sources of emissions mapped by sectors across India and to find sustainable solutions for

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It is a myth that green buildings cost more; sustainable is affordable (Interview with Mr Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI)

09 Jan 2018
| Mint

In an interview with the newspaper, Mr Sanjay Seth, Senior Director of Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI, speaks about green buildings, making houses resource efficient, GRIHA's role, and more.

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GRIHA Council Signs an MoU with PWD, Government of Maharashtra

07 Jan 2018
| Lokmat

GRIHA Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Maharashtra (GoM) on January 6, 2018, for promotion and implementation of GRIHA in Maharashtra. The MoU was signed by Shri Ajit Sagane, Secretary (Works), PWD, GoM and Shri Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer, GRIHA Council, in the presence of Hon\'ble Minister, Public Works, Shri Chandrakant Patil, and other senior officials of PWD and GRIHA Council. PWD had issued a notification

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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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Cyber City junction is more polluted than IFFCO Chowk: TERI study

05 Jan 2018
| NYOOZ

Air at Shankar Chowk, the traffic junction of Cyber City, was found to be the city's most polluted, according to a survey conducted by TERI during the last week of November 2017. The Gwalpahari junction was the least polluted among the three sites TERI studied. The survey was conducted at three areas - Cyber City, Gwalpahari and IFFCO Chowk.

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NABARD commences digitisation of SHGs

01 Jan 2018
| Navhind Times

Self Help Groups in Goa will soon be on the digital map with NABARD launching the EShakti project recently for digitisation of the groups. The pan-India project is being implemented in 100 districts in a phased manner. In Goa both the districts – north and south Goa are a part of the project. The implementation of the project is by the Mineral Foundation of Goa and TERI.

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Amid push for rural grid extension, distribution franchising could deliver reliable energy access in India

20 Dec 2017
| Medium

The government is banking on state-owned utilities and a centralized grid, but global trends point to a decentralized model in partnership with private sector, community. A rural franchise model for distribution and revenue collection was operational in more than a dozen states and produced a range of positive results in tens of thousands of villages based on analysis done by TERI. The model relied on nearly 5,000 “Self Help Groups” (SHGs), locally trained community teams responsible for

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