Upgrade municipalities, train workers to make Swachh Bharat effective: TERI

28 Oct 2017
| Business Standard

Goals of the Swachh Bharat Mission can not be attained without upgradation of urban local bodies with latest technology and knowledge, and linking them with career advancement, recommends a report by TERI. It also highlights the plight of the people involved in de-sludging suggesting that the government should impart required skills to such people and combine training with immediate placement. The report has recommended that by bringing in the improvements in the capacities of the key

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Marathwada in top 10 highly vulnerable districts in state

26 Oct 2017
| The Times of India

Marathwada districts of Hingoli (5) and Jalna (7) figure in the list of top 10 districts of Maharashtra having high environmental vulnerability index with Aurangabad bagging the 27th spot. The whole of Marathwada has been projected as the second most susceptible division in the state in terms of occurrence of natural crisis. TERI and UK Met Office were supplied with additional weather-related statistics to project consequences of the climate change in different parts of Maharashtra as part

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Estimation of impact of pollution on health uncertain, says TERI

24 Oct 2017
| The Pioneer

With extremely high pollutant concentrations, health impacts are expected to be high in India. However, exact estimations still remain uncertain due to dearth of relevant health impact studies, said Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, in a statement. TERI has sought commissioning of studies to ascertain the impact of pollution on health.

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ICFRE and TERI sign MoU for research on forest

18 Oct 2017
| The Times of India

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the environment ministry, and TERI for collaborative research. Both the institutions will collaborate in the areas of forestry and environmental research, land degradation, forest biodiversity, forest biotechnology, forest economics, resource mapping, climate change, policy research and capacity building for a period of 10 years. They will support

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Maharashtra government gets ready to cope with climate change

11 Oct 2017
| Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared an adaptation policy to help the state cope with changing climatic conditions and its adverse impact. Prepared by TERI, the policy suggested strict norms to reduce pollution through vehicles in cities, conservation of mangroves, plantation of trees on both the sides of the roads and constructing shelters at specific distances (in case of natural calamities), a policy for treatment of sewage water to reduce demand of drinking water, revival of lakes and

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Apex court re-imposes ban on cracker sales in Delhi-NCR

09 Oct 2017
| The Hindu Business Line

The Supreme Court has re-imposed the ban on sale of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying there was "direct evidence of deterioration of air quality" every year during Diwali on account of bursting of crackers. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, the order will play a crucial role in regulating air pollution in the region and reduce the impact on human health. The ban will ensure that the levels of air pollutants do not reach as high as they did last year around Diwali.

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Tata Steel, TERI launch 'Green School Project' in Odisha

19 Sep 2017
| Business Standard

Tata Steel has in association with TERI launched an initiative to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in Odisha's Jajpur district. They have started the first series of workshops for the students at their Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur under the "Green School Project".

30th Anniversary of Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day Celebrated PAN-India Awareness Campaign reaches out to nearly 28 lakh students in the country

17 Sep 2017
| Business Standard

A series of publications launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the occasion include – a handbook on HCFC Phase-out and Energy Efficiency in Buildings; the first edition of \'newsTRAC; and a newsletter for service technicians in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC) sector. These two publications were launched as part of the enabling component of India\'s HCFC Phase out Management Plan, for which United Nations Environment is the cooperating agency

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Price of electricity from renewables will be same as from coal by 2025 unfortunate that coal cess went to GST

13 Sep 2017
| The Times of India Blog

In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI and member of PM\'s Council on Climate Change, spoke on the debate over the high costs of renewable energy and how India should balance energy policy.

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Cenergist signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Energy and Resources Institute

24 Aug 2017
| The Financial Express

UK-based energy efficiency services firm - Cenergist which rolled out its Indian operation from Kolkata today signed an MoU with TERI to promote greener products and projects. Cenergist will distribute LED bulbs in UK and is in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).

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Alarming rise in coastal pollution

12 Jul 2017
| Deccan Herald

A recent report by TERI has drawn attention to the rising levels of pollution in India's long coastline which poses a threat to the health and wellbeing of human and other forms of life. The survival of some species of both flora and fauna may be in danger because the ecosystems that support them may disappear. The report has noted that large amounts of waste water and agricultural run-off which are let into the coastline are increasingly polluting the waters. Industrial effluents, municipal

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BRPL, TERI in MoU to explore opportunities in solar rooftops, e-vehicles

12 Jul 2017
| The Economic Times

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and TERI have entered into a partnership to explore collaboration opportunities for solar rooftop, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies. The collaboration will foster path breaking research and explore newer collaboration opportunities in the domain of emerging technologies. This will also provide impetus in rooftop PV sector in NCT of Delhi by mitigating challenges faced by discoms.

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