TERI in the News
Climate summit: It''s critical for India to balance aspirations with climate concerns in Paris24 November 2015| Firstpost
Keeping with India's decision to urge rich nations to deliver 'climate justice' for developing countries, TERI will launch a document-'Delhi to Paris: Corporate vision on climate change' at Indian Pavilion of Conference of Parties (COP) 21 Climate Summit in Paris in December. The document outlines the Indian corporate vision on various aspects of tackling climate change and aligning the vision with government schemes in this direction. TERI Council for Business Sustainability through the initiative has brought together nearly 200 corporates to create their vision for tackling climate change.
Workshop on preservation of traditional knowledge24 November 2015| The Assam Tribune
A three-day workshop, Management and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge: a North East Perspective, organized by TERI North East in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts concluded in Guwahati recently. The major objective of the workshop was to learn and share ideas and best practices to preserve and manage the traditional cultural expressions and traditional knowledge. Around 94 participants from North East attended the workshop.
Why SunEdison's bid to sell cheapest solar power may be unviable19 November 2015| DNA
The plunge in tariff at the latest reverse e-auction for solar projects to Rs 4.63 per kilowatt-hour has most in the industry scratching their heads as to how will the US-based SunEdison Inc, which has won the bid for 500 megawatt (mw) project in Andhra Pradesh, deliver at this rate. Dr Ujjwal Bhattacharjee, Senior Fellow, TERI, said that cost of loan, which generally constitutes 20-25% of the project cost for an energy project, would be critical for its viability. The viability would depend on the cost of loan. Indian commercial loans can be secured at between 11% and 13% while a dollar or Euro loan can be raised at 4-5%. This could push down the tariff, and probably make it viable, said Dr Bhattacharjee. He also felt sourcing downstream materials at competitive prices could also help in reducing prices of solar power.
Growing environmental issues addressed through a book16 November 2015| Business Standard
As the world is progressing towards economic growth and development, environment has taken a back seat. The quality of environment has dipped to an extent that it has endangered the existence of human and animal life on the earth. A researcher, through his writing makes an attempt to create an awareness regarding the impact of human induced climate change on economy, environment and society. The book titled 'Lucy and the Train' creates a futuristic scenario on the perils of a resource intensive economic growth path on human society, environment. The author of the book is Mr Anandajit Goswami, Fellow, TERI.
Pollution in Delhi hits severe levels14 November 2015| Strait Times
Pollution levels measured in PM2.5 touched 2,000 micrograms per cubic metre at a particular hour in parts of Delhi on Diwali night, over four times worse than Singapore\'s worst haze days. A proper scientific assessment of the pollution problem and a two- to three-year air quality management plan is needed, said Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, TERI. Over the last couple of years, a number of initiatives have been non-starters or are facing delays, including an initiative to ban vehicles older than 15 years that was supposed to have been implemented last year
GAIL and TERI to work on document to tackle climate change6 November 2015| Business Standard
GAIL has partnered with TERI, a leading energy and sustainability think tank, to develop a document, which outlines the Indian corporate vision on various aspects of tackling climate change and aligning the vision with government schemes in this direction. The draft of the document, titled 'Delhi to Paris: Corporate Vision on Climate Change', was presented at a seminar organised by TERI-CBS (Council for Business Sustainability). The final document will be launched at India Pavilion of Conference of Parties (COP) 21 to be held in Paris.
Creating environmental awareness through music4 November 2015| The Times of India
Environmental degradation, which is affecting the quality of life, has become a major concern in recent years. Mr Anandajit Goswami, Fellow, TERI, is creating awareness among people about environment and how to maintain sustainability through music. "Ajnabee" the music track composed by Mr Goswami highlights and attempts to create awareness impacting the social domain of sustainability.
Corporate India reinforces India\'s commitments at National Seminar ahead of COP 213 November 2015| India Blooms
The TERI-CBS (Council for Business Sustainability), an independent platform for corporate leaders to address issues related to sustainable development, organized National Seminar for businesses to deliberate upon topics related to climate change that cut across industries as some of the most urgent concerns -energy, waste, water and renewable energy. As part of its efforts in the run up to COP 21, this mega-initiative by TERI-CBS is an amalgamation of corporate best practices into a charter titled \'Corporate Vision Document on Climate Change\'.
Solar initiative powers schools, colleges3 November 2015| The New Indian Express
By harnessing solar energy, 12 educational institutions (nine schools and three colleges) and one hostel have emerged self-sufficient in power generation. They will soon be able to sell electricity to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM). The initiative, billed as 'Sustainable Educational Institutions', is the brainchild of TERI and BESCOM. It is sponsored by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited under its corporate social responsibility. The solar panels installed have a capacity ranging from 5 kW to 15 kW, depending on the consumption patterns and availability of terrace space.
Hope for conservation funds1 November 2015| The Telegraph
Nagaland is likely to receive international funding for management of community-conserved areas in the state, which would help in future eco-tourism initiatives and awareness programme, for conservation of forest and wildlife. A study conducted by TERI in association with the Nagaland forest department stated there are 407 such areas in Nagaland that accounts for almost one-third of the total number of villages (1428 according to 2011 census) in the state.