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India chapter of Energy Transitions Commission launched

15 Feb 2018
| UNI

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.

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TERI to open food lab, varsity campus in Guwahati

15 Feb 2018
| UNI

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.

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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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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.

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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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