Resource Efficiency & Security

Unsustainable consumption of resources is at the heart of the crisis of environmental degradation. Our work focuses on understanding the future demand for resources and promoting pathways for resource efficiency, waste management and circular economy. Our integrated modelling and analysis has contributed to shaping and influencing India’s policies on energy, environment and climate change. All our efforts continue to inform policy makers about solutions which need to be scaled up to decouple economic growth from environmental impacts.

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NEW IN RESOURCES

  • TERI & MoEFCC recycle plastic

    Press Release

    TERI and MoEFCC launch initiatives to enhance resource efficiency and reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste

    On World Environment Day 2018, MoU signed to set up a Resource Efficiency Cell at the MoEFCC.

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  • automobile resource efficiency
     

    Case Study

    Resource efficiency in automobile sector

    A TERI intervention for wiser material usage in auto component manufacturing

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  • plastic Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices

    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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  • paddy residue burning

    Article

    Paddy residue burning: Drivers, challenges and potential solutions

    Can a shift in agriculture systems provide a solution to the annual stubble burning problem?

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  • Report

    Circular Economy: A Business Imperative for India

    The report offers a self-evaluation tool to help businesses optimize resource use

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Projects

Articles

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India

Ms Aastha Manocha

A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

Events

Circular Economy Symposium (CES) 2018

May 14, 2018
to May 15, 2018

FICCI launched the Circular Economy Symposium (CES) to drive the Circular Economy agenda forward in India in the year 2017 with a vision to promote knowledge and action on Circular Economy by way of annual symposiums and through encouraging dialogues on the subject.

Conversion of Dhaloas to Scientific Transfer Stations

December 8, 2017
to December 8, 2017

This webinar takes the audience through the nuances of converting dhalaos to transfer stations. It also provides a case study of Nagpur -- setting up a compact transfer station.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18 Course III - Trade and Sustainable Development: Issues for Developing countries

October 23, 2017
to November 10, 2017

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

News

Preserve natural resources, promote farming

March 1, 2018
| Dr Shilpanjali Deshpande Sarma
| The Tribune

Tackling the agrarian crisis from its roots necessitates attention to the important aspect of the neglect and degradation of natural resources, the natural capital that underlies all agriculture production systems.

A living system

February 27, 2018
| Dr Shilpanjali Deshpande Sarma
| The Telegraph

Organic farming can improve sustainability in Indian agriculture. Its principles challenge the dominant narrative of input and energy-intensive industrial agriculture systems that make farmers dependent on expensive commercial inputs and damage soil, water and biodiversity, inducing grave socio-economic adversity. Organic agriculture visualizes the farm as a dynamic ecosystem where biotic and abiotic components interact and harness local resources, such as farm residue, biodiversity and natural processes, to deliver optimal agricultural production and stability.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

February 16, 2018 |
February 16, 2018
DNA

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018, organized by TERI. The Prime Minister, addressing the gathering at the inaugural speech, laid emphasis on the major current environmental problems that are being faced by the developing nations. Mr Modi added that successful climate action needs access to financial resources and technology. Technology can help countries like India to develop sustainably and enable poor to benefit from it.

Policy

Sustainability Dynamics of Resource Use and Economic Growth

August 31, 2015

All economies of the world depend upon the use of renewable natural resources1 for their growth. This relationship inherently reflects that continued increase in extraction of resources is a must to sustain economic growth. Inevitably, a tipping point is reached from where the regeneration rates of the resources diminish due to depletion of the resource stock. The resource production peaks and declines which lead to a delayed feedback on the economy, ultimately restricting its ability to grow and sustain its level of output.

Engagement with Sustainability Concerns in Public Procurement in India: Why and How

August 24, 2013

A major part of the Indian GDP is spent on public procurement. Owing to large spending on procurement, Indian public sector can push towards a process of sustainable production and consumption through sustainable public procurement. Once such a process is implemented with specific contexts, it can create social, economic and environmental benefits. With this background, the policy brief explores why there is a need to promote sustainable public procurement within India.

Services

Policy research on the role of resources in national and global sustainable development

We study the economics of natural resource use, and its interface with development, use modelling frameworks and decision support systems for sustainable management of natural resources. We analyse markets (design, regulation, and behaviour of the agents) to suggest policy, structural, institutional, and legislative changes for promoting efficient and competitive markets.

Multidisciplinary research and policy advice

We perform inter-disciplinary policy research using latest science and technology developments for policy makers, regulators, and concerned stakeholders in areas of regulatory reforms in physical infrastructure sectors like energy, transport, water, and others through research, support, capacity building, awareness programmes, and handholding. Our policy advice is aimed at local and global environmental challenges to trade, investment, resource development.

Team

Director, Integrated Assessments & Modelling
Associate Director, Resource Efficiency & Governance
Director, Integrated Policy Analysis