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

    Discussion Paper

    'India can manage a progressive transition from coal to renewables'

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  • automobile resource efficiency
     

    Press Release

    Social Impact Assessment needs to be stringently followed to ensure development is sustainable: TERI

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  • plastic Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices

    Issue Brief

    Assessing climate risks to India's oil and gas sector

    A shift to renewables and infrastructure vulnerability to extreme climactic events are among the challenges the sector faces

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  • what after petcoke

    Press Release

    GRIHA launches CITIES rating at the inaugural of the 10th GRIHA Summit

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  • mine in India

    Article

    A look at mining through the SDG lens

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Projects

Articles

A look at mining through the SDG lens

Mr S Vijay Kumar

Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, gave the keynote address at the Conference on Contemporary Mining Issues by the Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) in New Delhi

Reimagining the Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainability is a relatively new subject and the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer is newer still. The increase in regulations in the climate change space, need for non-financial business disclosures for investor organizations and the intensification of the international dialogue has made many organizations reposition the head of sustainability practice as a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

Here's how to celebrate a resource efficient Diwali

Ms Aastha Manocha

A little attention to the material being used and thrown away during the festival can contribute a lot to a cleaner Diwali that utlises resources effectively.

Events

Chief Sustainability Officers Forum Meeting 2018

August 28, 2018
to August 28, 2018

Session details

Knowledge sessions covering current and emerging sustainable practices in global environment, energy transition in India and emerging financial instruments for sustainability. Action and consultation sessions on Collaborative approaches to waste management, SDGs and Indian Businesses and Matchmaking sustainability challenges with business solutions

Who should participate?

Chief Sustainability Officers/ Designated officers leading sustainability functions Representative from TER

Webinar on 'Circular Economy An Opportunity for Indian Businesses'

August 14, 2018
to August 14, 2018

TERI Council for Business Sustainability (CBS) is delighted to host the Fifth webinar in the series of 'Thought Leadership Webinar' for Indian companies and businesses.

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.

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

Greening the solar PV value chain

September 7, 2018

A report on opportunities for resource saving along the value chain in the solar PV sector

Towards resource efficient electric vehicle sector in India

September 7, 2018

A report on resource efficiency in India's EV sector

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.

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