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Project SEARCH helps students become social entrepreneurs29 April 2015| India Blooms
After successfully reaching out to 300,000 students to educate them about good waste management practices, Project SEARCH -- a joint initiative by TERI and Tetra Pak -- is helping students become social entrepreneurs through its \"Vasundhra\" programme that promotes social entrepreneurship in schools. The brand new initiative under Project SEARCH was started to create social enterprises, completely owned by schools in six different cities. Pune\'s Vidya Valley School was awarded the \"Best Social Enterprise Idea award\" for the year 2014 at an event organised on 29 April 2015. The event also marked the launch of Project SEARCH\'s seventh phase while celebrating the success of winning schools in different categories as well as awarded SEARCH school of the year to three best performing schools.
Climate change27 April 2015| The Times of India
In observance of Earth Day 2015, UNESCO released its new film \"Changing Climate, Moving People\" made by TERI. The 35-minute film looks at disaster and climate stress related migration from three different regions in the country -- Uttarakhand, Bundelkhand and Odisha. These three states are already amongst the leading sources for internal migration and have been hit by extreme weather events like floods (Uttarakhand), drought (Bundelkhand region) and cyclones (Odisha), which are likely to become more recurrent and stronger as a result of climate change. The film is divided in three parts: each part is looking at a specific region and is investigating the nature of migration from this region.
TERI inks pact with global research bodies on climate change16 April 2015| Business Standard
TERI has signed an agreement with two global research institutes - FNI and NTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group - for exchange of knowledge and cooperation on issues related to climate change. The three institutes will work together to promote research and development, including policy analysis in the areas of green growth, climate change, sustainable energy, natural resource management, capacity building and knowledge exchange, it said. The partnership assumes significance because effective implementation of the emerging Post-2015 Development Agenda and Post-2015 Climate Agenda will require innovation, new partnerships, knowledge-sharing and implementation.
Premium charges for eco housing at discount: PMC11 April 2015| The Times of India
The standing committee of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has approved a proposal to provide a discount in premium charges for buildings that follow eco-housing norms. The eco-housing assessment criteria have been developed by the International Institute for Energy Conservation, TERI and the Science and Technology Park, University of Pune, under the USAID-GDA sponsored eco-housing initiative.
Leading by example6 April 2015| Pune Mirror
A bunch of college students is learning the significance of sustainable practices through a unique fellowship. LEADearthSHIP, a joint initiative of TERI and Tetra Pak, is a youth programme for undergraduates and post-graduates to educate them on business and sustainability. The programme offers opportunities to young people to gain first-hand experience of cutting edge sustainable practices from industry leaders through various interventions. Students are given a chance to showcase sustainability projects, conceptualised and implemented on their own, which they have created as part of the fellowship.
North India moves to Euro IV fuel but industry lags behind2 April 2015| The Economic Times
North India switched to Euro IV fuels from 1 April 2015. The move is expected to lead to a steep reduction in particulate emissions from diesel vehicles but will not improve Delhi\'s air quality in the near future because several vehicle makers have expressed their inability to manufacture Euro IV compliant buses and trucks until October. More than 45,000 trucks from north Indian states enter Delhi every day, plying on Euro III diesel which has 350ppm sulphur and is greatly more polluting than the 50ppm sulphur Euro IV fuel. Sulphur is directly linked to emissions of respirable particulate matter, a major pollutant in Delhi. According to a study by TERI, in a business as usual scenario where fuel norms are not improved, PM2.5 levels will almost treble and NOx levels will be six times the current levels by 2030. But if Euro IV is implemented throughout the country by 2015 and Euro V is introduced by 2020 then PM2.5 and NOx can be limited to slightly-higher-than-current levels.
Leading experts deliberate on energy and environment for India in the context of Sustainable Development Goals at a workshop31 March 2015| India Education Dairy
Developing countries need to develop additional capabilities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Means of implementation is important for mobilization of resources from various sources and for effective use of financing to promote sustainable development. These were some of the views expressed by eminent experts from the Government, research organizations and NGOs at a workshop \'Energy and Environment in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals in India\' organized by TERI. The workshop assumes significance as SDGs will be finalized and officially adopted at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. The workshop is an output of a project on energy and environment under the DFID-TERI Partnership for Clean Energy Access and Improved Policies for Sustainable Development.
What you should know before going solar30 March 2015| Mint
The government has been working on providing net metering, which requires one to install only the panel and do away with the battery. The process is called net metering. Net metering is a meter that feeds power to a grid. It is similar to the meter that you have at your house for electricity, which shows you the number of units you have consumed and based on which you get a bill at the end of the month. With net metering, the solar power you generate gets fed in the grid, and depending on the usage, the cost will be reduced by your utility service provider, said Mr Shirish Garud, TERI
Eco-housing projects to get discounts28 March 2015| Pune Mirror
The Pune Municipal Corporation has proposed a concession of 10 to 50 per cent on premium charges for balconies, staircases, and lifts among others under the eco-housing project. The civic body is also thinking of offering incentives to societies that choose to carry on with the eco-friendly initiatives established by developers. The eco-housing assessment criteria have been developed by the International Institute for Energy Conservation, TERI and the Science and Technology Park, University of Pune, under the USAID-GDA sponsored eco-housing initiative.
Navi Mumbai civic body takes another step towards green plan as it launches Eco City cell25 February 2015| The Times of India
The Navi Mumbai civic body, along with TERI, has launched the Eco City cell. The cell will be taking inputs from residents for the various infra and other projects coming up in the city for a more environment-friendly life, besides advising on green buildings. There was also a seminar-cum-workshop to brief the architects, builders and developers on the importance and means to incorporate sustainable development in their building plans.