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Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai, Dhaka: Pachauri

07 Apr 2013
| Business Standard

Business houses should consider protection of the value of the global commons-the earth's un-owned natural resources, said Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI. Delivering the convocation address at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Dr Pachauri said that partial loss of ice sheets on polar land could imply metres of sea level rise, major changes in coastline, and inundation of low lying area, with greatest effects in

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Rub of the green

31 Mar 2013
| The Financial Express

India has seen an over four-fold increase in certified green buildings in the past five years, with a serious focus on sustainability practices. India's very own national rating system, the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), which is still in its early days operationally, has an approximate green building footprint of over 107 million sq ft.

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Need to promote scientific temper among youth: CM

26 Mar 2013
| The Tribune

Speaking after receiving an honorary doctorate degree conferred on him by the TERI University, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said there was need to create an environment to attract the best minds to research and scholarly pursuits. The Chief Minister said TERI had acquired distinction in promoting research, especially in the energy sector. He also lauded Dr R K Pachauri, Chancellor of TERI University, for taking the institute to such a level, where its contribution had been

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Green growth

25 Mar 2013
| The Times of India

TERI conducted a seminar in School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), addressing the youth and sensitizing them towards green growth and sustainable development. This platform at SOIL culminated the Seven State Youth Seminar Series by TERI.

Jamia, TERI come up with new system to turn waste into energy

22 Mar 2013
| The Indian Express

With the aim to capture and purify the landfill gas being emitted uncontrolled from the Okhla landfill site by use of indigenous technology, TERI, in association with Jamia Millia Islamia, launched a report that demonstrates how captured landfill gas can be used as a source of energy. Supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the report says the project will help in reducing the risk of uncontrolled methane emissions from the landfill, a potential greenhouse gas.

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We need R&D agenda to protect environment

16 Mar 2013
| The Statesman

Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and Chairman of IPCC, speaks on the perceived conflict between protecting the environment and going ahead with production, impacts of climate change on agriculture, ecosystem services, renewable energy developments, and other aspects of sustainable development.

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Pachauri asks farm varsities to focus on rural society

09 Mar 2013
| The Hindu

Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the UN-established Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of TERI, called upon agricultural sciences universities in the country to expand their horizons and focus on developing rural society as a whole instead of looking at agriculture alone in a bid to effectively tackle the impact of climate change. Dr Pachauri was addressing the 47th convocation of the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bangalore.

TERI developing renewable energy based cooling technology

08 Mar 2013
| Zee News

TERI is developing renewable energy based cooling technology in partnership with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia and an industrial organisation in India. Informing this, TERI Director-General Dr R K Pachauri, said in his convocation address at University of Agricultural Sciences said that access to cold chains would make a significant impact in allowing farmers to preserve their produce, which otherwise would need to be sold at suboptimal

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Pune emitted 46 lakh tonnes of carbon in one year

08 Mar 2013
| The Times of India

The carbon footprint report, titled 'Carbon Inventory Pune City', was prepared by TERI in association with the Pune Municipal Corporation. The first-ever carbon footprint report for Pune has revealed that the city emitted over 46 lakh metric tonnes of the gas in 2010-2011. The per capita carbon release in the city is around 1.46 metric tonnes, which is slightly lower than the national average of around 1.5 metric tonnes.

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TERI seminar targets youth for sustainable future

05 Mar 2013
| The Times of India

Recognizing the multi-dimensional potential of young minds in realizing sustainable development goals, TERI conducted the Goan leg of its seven-state interactive seminar series at the International Centre Goa in Dona Paula, recently. Themed 'Green Growth: Preparing Youth for Sustainable Living', the two-day seminar aimed to host undergraduate/postgraduate students, young professionals and enthusiastic individuals willing to voice their opinions and contribute towards a sustainable future,

Rs 16.25 crore for solar city project

01 Mar 2013
| The Times of India

A sum of Rs 16.25 crore has been allocated to Chandigarh administration for implementation of Model Solar City Programme. Ministry for New and Renewable Energy has already chosen Chandigarh as one of the cities to be developed into a solar city. Six rooftop solar photovoltaic power plants have been set up with power generation capacity of 975KW. In its pre-feasibility report, TERI has identified 24 of the total 900 small and big parks being maintained by the municipal corporation, which

Bansal pushes for more green energy use

27 Feb 2013
| The Hindu Business Line

Presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament, the Railway Minister said that he proposed to set up a Chair at TERI to promote railway-related research to reduce the country's carbon footprint.