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.

Green buildings a growing trend in Bangalore

19 Feb 2013
| The Times of India

Karnataka is home to 41 green buildings, the fourth largest figure for any state in the country. Of them, 39 are in Bangalore. Launched by TERI, GRIHA is suitable for all kinds of buildings in different climatic zones of the country. GRIHA has 300 projects registered with them in the country, of which 14 are in Karnataka.

South Goa villages meet on garbage

16 Feb 2013
| The Times of India

TERI has proposed a plan to adopt Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelim as a role model village for waste management. TERI conducted a focus group discussion with relevant stakeholders in charge of waste management at the Cansaulim village panchayat hall. A cross-section of coastal villages including Cansaulim, Velsao, Majorda, Benaulim, Betalbatim, Varca and Sancoale were represented at the meeting by the sarpanchas, deputy sarpanchas, panch members, and members from the panchayat garbage committees.

New rating system for green areas

15 Feb 2013
| Hindustan Times

GRIHA LD, a new rating system for green large area developments, which will provide planning practices and guidelines to reduce the environmental impact of large-scale developments. The ministry of new and renewable energy in collaboration with TERI and Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADARSH) launched GRIHA LD at the 4th edition of the ministry's flagship event 'National Conference on Green Design'.

President inaugurates the National Conference on Green Design

14 Feb 2013
| Press Information Bureau

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the fourth GRIHA National Conference on Green Design on 14 February 2013. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the continuing increase in the Indian population and growth of the Indian economy, along with rapid urbanization has led to an enormous demand for buildings.

Workshop of preparedness for REDD Plus

09 Feb 2013
| The Morung Express

The Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India in collaboration with and Nagaland Forest Department is organizing a workshop on 'Regional Level Consultation on Preparedness for REDD Plus' (NE Region) on February 9 at Hotel Japfu in Nagaland.

Ministry sets up panel for power reforms

07 Feb 2013
| The Financial Express

The power ministry has set up an advisory committee - comprising head honchos of key public and private sector power companies, chiefs of leading banks as well as industry experts, heads of industry associations and non-government organizations - to discuss issues relating to the sector and suggest reforms. Members of the panel include Dr R K Pachauri (TERI), Mr Vinayak Chatterjee (Feedback Ventures), Mr Vivek Pandit (McKinsey and Co), Mr Cyrus Mistry (Tata Power), Mr Anil Ambani (Reliance