Articles

World Environment Day 2020: Cultivating biodiversity one backyard at a time

03 Jun 2020

Acknowledging our interconnectedness to biodiversity might help in preventing climate-induced disasters and pandemics in the future.

India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

03 Jun 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of migrants head home, without any promise of livelihood, India's forestry and biodiversity resources can offer a ray of hope. There are solutions and mechanisms in place, but they need to be implemented with conviction. Dr. JV Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI, explains.

Impact of COVID-19 on gender gains towards SDG 5

27 May 2020

The pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has impacted the genders differently, causing a shift in the demand and supply of employment opportunities, particularly for women employed in casual and informal jobs, both in the urban and rural areas.

कोविड -19 और यात्री परिवहन - फिर से कार और मोटरसाइकिल के स्थान पर साइकिल और पदयात्रा की ओर

26 May 2020

जब इस महामारी का दौर धीमा होगा या थम जाएगा तब हमारे जीने के तरीके बदल जाएंगे। लॉकडाउन में यात्री परिवहन थम गया था। अब धीरे धीरे सार्वजनिक परिवहन व्यवस्था को शुरू किया जा रहा है। लेकिन सार्वजनिक परिवहनों में शारीरिक दूरी बनाना मुश्किल है। हमें यातायात के विभिन्न माध्यमों पर विचार करना होगा और उसमें बदलाव करने होंगे।

COVID-19 lockdown: A much-needed break for nature

15 May 2020

The pandemic has provided us — governments, corporates, and individuals — the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where we lost our way. I hope that each of us seizes this moment to make changes in how we live and consume, so we are true to our traditional beliefs — that all life on earth is one single family.

बनारसी साड़ी की चमक पर छाया कोरोना का अँधेरा

14 May 2020

जिनके कारखाने पहले पावर लूम के शोर से गुलज़ार रहते थे अब वहां उदासी छायी हुई है। लॉकडाउन ने बनारसी साड़ी के कारोबार को रोक दिया है। लेकिन इस क्षेत्र में प्रवासियों को रोज़गार के मौक़े नज़र आ रहे हैं।

Plant root microbes that help reduce chemical fertilisers and boost agriculture production

07 May 2020

Mycorrhizae is a symbiotic relationship between plant roots and fungi. Mycorrhizae technology developed by TERI has shown 50% reduction in usage of chemical fertilisers in crops such as wheat and maize.

Impact of Coronavirus on the Indian Energy Sector

07 May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a radical slowing of economic activity across India, as industries scale-back production, employees work from home, and communities enter lockdown. As a result, we have seen significant impacts on the Indian energy sector, both short-term implications as well as some of the possible longer-term ones that are yet to materialize.

COVID-19 lockdown: Cleaner air and health benefits

07 May 2020 | Dr Sujit K Ghosh

The clear skies and clean air have turned out to be the blessings in disguise during the pandemic.

The equilibrium of attention: Will the supply chain provide impetus to achieving sustainability?

05 May 2020

Will India's push for resource efficiency and circular economy also resonate among sustainability stakeholders in Indian industries