Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

​A Systems Approach to Agricultural Biosecurity

Research Paper
| May 3, 2018

This article highlights the importance of systems approaches in addressing agricultural biosecurity threats. On the basis of documentary analysis and stakeholder interaction, a brief survey of agricultural biosecurity threats and vulnerabilities from global and Indian perspectives is provided, followed by an exploration of technological and institutional capabilities. Finally, a perspective on the agricultural disease diagnostic networks is provided, drawing instances from global

How they won an all-expenses paid internship to New Zealand

Article
| April 30, 2018

From energy-saving software to coloured beads that ensure children do not miss out on their vaccinations, this competition had it all

Quenching the thirst - Success stories of Project FLOW

Article
| April 30, 2018

The Bharti Airtel-TERI initiative provides safe drinking water access and raises awareness on water and sanitation in schools

Action for change - Creating environmental awareness

Article
| April 30, 2018

A reorientation towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is essential for the next generation

Improving air conditioners in India

Policy brief
| April 26, 2018

Most modern ACs in India already use climate friendly gases, but increasing their energy efficiency will further boost carbon reduction

​Validation of the SARAH-E Satellite-Based Surface Solar Radiation Estimates over India

Research Paper
| April 23, 2018

​We evaluate the accuracy of the satellite-based surface solar radiation dataset called Surface Solar Radiation Data Set-Heliosat (SARAH-E) against in situ measurements over a variety of sites in India between 1999 and 2014. We primarily evaluate the daily means of surface solar radiation. The results indicate that SARAH-E consistently overestimates surface solar radiation, with a mean

Fighting Plastics: Is ban the way ahead?

Article
| April 20, 2018

Capacity of the local governments to impose a ban ensuring the necessary monitoring mechanism remains a challenge

​Solar microgrids in rural India: Consumers' willingness to pay for attributes of electricity​

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

This paper assesses consumer valuation of different attributes of electricity supply to elucidate the conflict between solar microgrids and the centralized utility grid in India, as well as to provide insight into supporting government policies and structures. The study contributes significantly to the understanding of the role of microgrids in complementing a centralized system and its value as a sustainable energy solution for development.

Energy Efficiency in Indian Sugar Industries

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

The energy audits conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in various sugar industries in India indicates that many sugar plants are still using out-dated technology and inefficient equipment, and are following inefficient operating practices.

​Effective Adaptation of Clean Technologies – Solar Roof Top Photo Voltaic (SRTPV) Systems

Research Paper
| April 18, 2018

Government of India had proposed to deployment of 40,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects by the year 2021-22 under the National Solar Mission. Detailed review of various policy and guidelines developed for two major schemes such as off-grid and on-grid connected systems revealed that utility companies offered different types of cost effective tariff to facilitate quick start-up, implementation and encourage participation from stakeholders.