TERI in the News
TERI study predicts steep rise in garbage6 October 2015| Deccan Herald
A projected waste generation growth rate of six per cent would result in the generation of 14,000 plus tonnes of waste per day in Karnataka by 2020 and an estimated 5000-6000 plus tonnes per day in Bengaluru. This situation needs to be handled quickly with state-of-the-art technology. It is imperative that in order to make Bengaluru and other urban centres of the State sustainable cities, holistic and scientific solutions to manage waste are immediately needed, says a study by TERI.
The government needs to look at Swachh Bharat as a social, cultural movement: Suneel Pandey3 October 2015| Business Standard
On October 2 last year, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with a vision to make India one of the world's cleanest countries by 2019. A year on, Dr Suneel Pandey, Associate Director, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division, TERI, in an interview with the newspaper, speaks about what the programme has achieved so far and how it can have a greater impact in the future. Dr Pandey suggests that to resolve conflict and ensure that projects get the requisite approval on time, a nodal agency should be formed. This agency should be empowered to work across ministries so that projects are not held back because of jurisdiction issues, and rather, utilise the potential and resources of all ministries towards a common goal.
Experts call for a roadmap to develop smart cities24 September 2015| Deccan Herald
Experts in the field of environment, public health and urban development have called for a roadmap to make cities smarter in India, to make them energy efficient and ecologically sustainable. Speaking at a workshop on Sustainable Cities and Climate Change organised by Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany, Fraunhofer and the TERI in Bengaluru, the Consul General of Germany (Karnataka and Kerala) Mr Jorn Rohde said that there is urgent need for an international agreement between cities to handle global warming and climate change. Mr Pronab Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow & Director of Southern Regional Centre, TERI, said that big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru shared many features. The carrying capacity of the cities have been deteriorating and depleting, so that a new map of how the cities should cope with global issues has to be drawn.
India is well-suited to lead energy transformation: US official22 September 2015| The Economic Times
As the world moves towards renewable energy, India is "well-suited" to lead energy transformation to a clean and renewable energy future, Mr Amos Hochstein, US Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs said in his address at the Sixth Annual India-US Energy Partnership Summit organised by TERI in Washington DC, USA. Mr Hochstein said that the world is at a historic period of transformation in energy because of the rapid changes across the spectrum.
New Sanitation Block inaugurated at St Bartholomew's School, Chorao as part of the Project STARS initiative21 September 2015| Goa Newswire
Project STARS, a TERI-Dempo partnership, is working towards encouraging schools to practice the principles of sustainability by focusing on its environmental and social performance - both tied together with a strong cultural thread. As part of this initiative, Chorao based St Bartholomew's School received a new sanitation facility for the benefit of its young students. Project STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Action and Reporting in Schools) consolidates the TERI-DEMPO partnership by carrying forward and building upon the work carried under the previous TERI-Dempo initiative, "The Vasudeva V. Dempo Climate Change Awareness Programme for Goan School Children 2010-2012".
Green homes: Not a costly affair31 August 2015| The Hindu
H-1456 in South Delhi's Chittaranjan Park is the first green house in the country with a five star SVAGRIHA rating. Named 'Green One', the building is the country's first five star Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) for an individual house launched by TERI. The material used to build the house was sourced locally and is recycled, such as fly-ash bricks. Lighter weight autoclaved aerated concrete bricks were used to build the outer walls. The house was built keeping in mind optimum use of daylight to cut energy costs while the glass panels retain the solar heat, while bringing in the light. Rainwater is stored and waste-water is recycled for non-potable uses. The house also has a compost system for kitchen waste.
Experts from TERI urge entrepreneurs to control toxic material discharge in Aurangabad29 August 2015| The Economic Times
Around 40-50 industries in Waluj, Aurangabad, deal in electroplating business and the main concern of the particular industry is to control toxic material discharged by the industry. Though this industry is useful from economic point of view but this industry produces hazardous electroplating waste and is one of the major contributors to heavy metal pollution in surface waters. So there is a need to control pollutants present in the waste produced by the process of electroplating through various methodologies and technologies for waste minimization, said eminent scientists from TERI at a workshop conducted in association with Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries & Agriculture for the entrepreneurs at Waluj MIDC, recently.
Railways can be solar power leader: Suresh Prabhu26 August 2015| The Indian Express
Indian Railways, the biggest single user of energy, can become the biggest producer of solar power in the country, according to Railway Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu, who unveiled plans to set up solar power plants on its land under PPP model. He was speaking at the launch of India GHG Program at India Business and Climate Summit 2015. The India GHG Program led by WRI India, TERI and CII \"is an industry-led voluntary framework to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions,\" according to its website. The tools launched by the India GHG Program will ensure consistent and accountable measurement of emissions.
Air scare1 July 2015| ECO-Earth Care Optimised
Mr Sumit Sharma, Fellow, Centre for Environmental Studies, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, talks to ECO in an interview about the toxic air and about ways to detoxify it. Mr Sharma also speaks about the significant factors contributing to air pollution.
TERI retains top spot amongst climate change think tanks in developing nations26 June 2015| Business Standard
TERI has retained its top position as the most influential institution in the field of climate change, economics and policy in developing nations. The absolute rankings which measure the best think tanks in absolute terms, regardless of their efficiency and hence size were announced by the International Center for Climate Governance. TERI is ranked 12th globally amongst climate change think tanks.