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TERI ranked second among world's climate think tanks

03 Jul 2017
| India Today

TERI was ranked number two by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), an internationally-renowned body whose activities focus on the design of climate policy and related governance issues. The New Delhi-based think tank was ranked under the category 2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankings during ICCGs 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in Athens in Greece.

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Stress on collaboration, use of technology for sustainable development

02 Jul 2017
| The Assam Tribune

TERI, North Eastern Regional Centre (TERI-NE) organised an interactive session titled, 'Synergising Efforts Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030' at its Guwahati campus recently. The discussion primarily revolved around the challenges in achieving the goal of sustainable development through the SDGs-2030 and the initiatives undertaken in different sectors towards achieving the same. The discussion concluded with a general consensus that, SDGs-2030 cover every sphere of life,

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India, EU to boost environmental cooperation

30 Jun 2017
| PTI

India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of environment, resource efficiency and, circular economy under the EU\'s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India. The Resource Efficiency Initiative (REI) project will be implemented on behalf of the European Union by a consortium led by Deutsche Gesellschaftf r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with TERI, Confederation of the Indian Industry and Adelphi. The project objectives includes

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US announces $7.5 million to advance India's power grid

21 Jun 2017
| The Economic Times

The US government will spend $7.5 million to help advance India's power grid, as part of the two countries' commitments to ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy. India's Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. The Indian team, led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, includes partners from IIIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneshwar and TERI, New

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India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

02 Jun 2017
| Business Today

The US president has announced the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI and one of the key negotiators for India during the Paris climate summit, termed the decision "unfortunate". Dr Mathur said that the absence of US leadership and financial support in implementing the Agreement could delay actions to both reduce global emissions as well as to adapt to the adverse impacts of the climate change that has already occurred. However, he believes

India vows to strengthen ties with Pacific Islands countries

25 May 2017
| Hindustan Times

India hosted 'India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference' in the Fijian capital of Suva and pledged to strengthen its partnership with the countries of the region as part of efforts to create a sustainable world. The conference is being held under the framework of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Co-operation (FIPIC), with TERI as its key knowledge partner. The conference will focussed on issues such as the blue economy, adaptation- mitigation practices for climate change,

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ARAI, TERI study ambient air quality in Delhi and NCR

23 May 2017
| Mint

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and TERI are conducting an ambient air quality study to identify sources of pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Commissioned by the ministry of heavy industries last year, the study, expected to be concluded by August, is the first-of-its-kind in terms of scope and takes into account sources of pollution not just in Delhi but the entire NCR. The study has monitored air quality at 20 locations in the NCR. The study will

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Negligible fall in Delhi pollution after odd-even formula, shows new study

11 May 2017
| Hindustan Times

The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution level by just around 2-3%. The study was done by a six member team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, Environmental and Biomedical Metrology division of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and TERI.

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TERI, French firm sign MoU for Clean India

25 Apr 2017
| India Today

TERI, Innovative Finance Foundation and 3WAYSTE company have signed an MoU to collaborate on the rollout of a breakthrough technology for municipal solid waste management. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Ambassador of France to India, Mr Alexander Ziegler. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said that waste segregation at source has been major challenge since the passage of municipal solid waste management rules in 2000 and again in 2016. The process introduced by 3WAYSTE and

Tata Steel launches Green School Project with TERI

21 Apr 2017
| The Financial Express

Tata Steel on Friday launched a Green School Project in association with TERI to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of the company. In the first phase, Tata Steel will launch the project in 10 schools identified in Jharkhand and Odisha. The project will run for 15 months in these schools with round the year activities related to environment.

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New Nano Centre

27 Mar 2017
| The Times of India

TERI has collaborated with an Australian university to set up a nanobiotechnology centre for core research as well as for development of technologies, products and processes. The TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre plans to have 50 PhD students and as many researchers on board by 2018. Students as well as researchers from TERI and Deakin University will work together. The Centre seeks to work with the government, including the Department of Biotechnology, to achieve sustainability in

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Use of solar panels for green power on rise in Mumbai

22 Mar 2017
| The Times of India

Nearly 60 housing societies and commercial buildings in Mumbai have already started generating their electricity requirement by using rooftop solar power plants. Statistics put out by the state power regulator estimate that 150 more consumers from Mumbai and more than 1600 in the rest of the state are slated to replace more than1lakh units of coal power with solar energy within a couple of months once they are provided with special electricity meters which are also known as net meters.

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