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NITs told to mull research on bamboo

19 Sep 2016
| The Times of India

Union HRD minister Mr Prakash Javadekar has asked National Institute of Technologies (NITs) in the country to explore the possibility of setting up a bamboo research and technology development centre at their institutes. NIT Goa plans to undertake some of the bamboo research topics in association with TERI Goa Campus.

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MPs get lessons on sustainable development goals

02 Aug 2016
| Business Standard

The Speaker's Research Initiative organised a workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for members of Parliament in the Parliament Library recently. The speakers at the workshop included experts from Niti Aayog, TERI, Research and Information System for Developing Countries and senior officials from the External Affairs Ministry. The MPs were informed about the transition process from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), covering 17 ambitious

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Coal exports to help India lower trade deficit in energy

02 Aug 2016
| Mint

India is set to export coal for the first time, shipping 2-3 million tonnes of the fuel to neighbouring Bangladesh, as domestic stocks swell following a record output. According to \"Energizing India\", a report on energy choices for the country brought out jointly by experts and economists from Royal Dutch Shell Plc and New Delhi-based think tanks TERI and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, greater private participation in captive and commercial mining will, over the long run,

Ghaziabad, Noida gear up for 24-hr plantation drive

11 Jul 2016
| The Hindustan Times

The UP government has ordered a 24-hour-long plantation drive to be carried out throughout the state from 10am on 11 July 2016. The state forest department aims to plant five crore saplings before the drive ends on July 12. As many as 1.10 lakh saplings, plants and trees are to be planted in Gautam Budh Nagar and 80,060 in Ghaziabad under this programme. According to officials, all the works related to digging up of soil, arrangement for tree guards and fencing was completed by March 31 and

Apple bears brunt of bad weather in Himachal

10 Jul 2016
| The Times of India

A study conducted by TERI and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has revealed that as a result of climate change, apple production in Himachal Pradesh could decrease by 4% by 2030. Overall climatic warming projected over the state in the near future increase by 1.3-1.9 degrees Celsius for 2021-50 relative to 1971-2000.

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EESL, TERI partner to work on energy efficiency

29 Jun 2016
| The Financial Express

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and TERI have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly work on energy efficiency for two years. Both organisations have decided to enter into an agreement as \'strategic partners\' to work jointly for the achievement of common goals and objectives related to energy efficiency in India and abroad, Power Ministry said in a release. The main focus of TERI will be on working with governments, regulatory bodies, industry organisations, and utilities to

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Author Anjana Basu, TERI join hands for children's book

16 Jun 2016
| Femina

Ms Anjana Basu is the author of a delightful book for children, \'The Leopard in the Laboratory\', in association with TERI. \"The leopard-human conflict is increasing simply because people are spreading their settlements into leopard territory,\" says the author, whose best-selling novels include \'Curses in Ivory\' and \'The Black Tongue\' as well as books for children.

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Gujarat's first green international airport ready for take off

16 Jun 2016
| The Times of India

Vadodara will soon get an international airport, which is touted to be the Gujarat\'s first and country\'s second \'green\' airport after Chandigarh\'s terminal. The airport has been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), the highest national rating for green buildings conceived by TERI and developed jointly with the ministry of new and renewable energy.

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A good business model is needed for green energy

16 Jun 2016
| The Hindu Business Line

In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, shared his ideas for a sustainable business environment. Cleaner and greener business practices should be based on self-protection as the prices of fossil fuels in the future could be uncertain. It makes great sense to invest in energy efficiency systems as the amount of energy required is much less. Investment in renewable energy will help freeze energy cost. This is an important ingredient for the companies to prepare

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Dialogue on policy for Community Conserved Areas in Nagaland

13 Jun 2016
| Morung Express

The workshop on "Does Nagaland need a policy for Community Conserved Areas? – Policy dialogue" was held recently in Nagaland. The objective of this workshop was to address the need for a policy on Community-Conserved Areas in Nagaland and to brainstorm on the modalities of developing such a policy including legal, financial and other implications. This workshop is the first in a series under a CI-Japan, GEF-Satoyama sponsored study on, 'Mainstreaming Community–Conserved Areas for

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Nothing odd about it

11 Jun 2016
| The Hindu

A report released by TERI in May 2016 has depicted a grim picture of the odd-even scheme. It found that the restriction had little effect on pollution. It found that the private cars did not much impact on the PM 2.5 levels in the city, and limiting them only resulted in a marginal reduction in pollution of 7 and 4 per cent during phase 1 and phase 2, respectively.

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Capacity for renewable energy in India hits 42,850 mw; surpasses capacity of hydel projects

10 Jun 2016
| The Economic Times

India's quest for green energy has crossed a major milestone, with renewable plants, mainly wind and solar, surpassing the capacity of large hydroelectricity projects, which were once the country's biggest source of electricity and regarded as "temples of modern India". According to Mr Shirish S Garud, Director, Energy Environment Technology Division, TERI, there is a perception that hydropower is neither environmentally friendly nor economically viable. Hydropower has become an activists'

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