CSR during COVID-19: Experience and learnings

03 Sep 2021

CSR interventions have served as appropriate models of providing aid to vulnerable sections of society during the COVID-19 pandemic

TERI launches The Bulbul, a Pan Himalayan Network of Climate Change Journalists

27 Aug 2021

The Bulbul, a multimedia platform that will focus on climate change reporting in the Himalayan region kicked off with an inception meeting on June 11. Conceptualised by TERI, with the support of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, this initiative will provide fellowship to fourteen journalists and scholars from the Himalayan region in India and Nepal to undertake a six month online training in climate change communication.

Greening the Grid - How Close is India to Meeting its Renewable Energy Targets?

12 Aug 2021 | Mr Dhruv Suri| | Mr Jai Shekhar| | Mr Azade Y Aria

In this article, Dhruv Suri, Jai Shekhar, and Azade Y Aria discuss India's trajectory towards planned renewable energy targets and describe the implications of myopic thinking on future progress. They also stress on the fact that merely increasing renewable energy targets and installing new capacity is simply not enough. Economically maintaining a balance of supply and demand and designing technically reliable grids while adopting an overarching systems-level approach are the need of the hour.

अपशिष्ट जल किसानों के लिए बन सकता है संसाधन

08 Jul 2021

किसान उपलब्ध मीठे पानी के संसाधनों का अति उपयोग नहीं करना चाहते, वे भूजल का संरक्षण करना चाहते हैं। सीवेज का पानी आसानी से उपलब्ध है लेकिन बुनियादी ढांचे और उचित उपचार की कमी के कारण, आंशिक रूप से उपचारित नगरपालिका अपशिष्ट जल और अनुपचारित सीवेज ने समय के साथ मिट्टी की गुणवत्ता, दूषित भूजल और फसल की उपज को कम कर दिया है।

Hope on Climate Change: Reasons to be optimistic

05 Jul 2021

The total commitments made under the Paris Agreement were too little to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, whereas scientists agree that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is vital. Ajay Shankar says that recent developments give cause for optimism for the first time as the President of the USA has brought the USA back into the Paris Agreement and is providing leadership for a net carbon-neutral global economy.

Tourism in the new normal post Covid-19: Is eco-tourism the solution?

05 Jul 2021 | Mr Jonathan Donald Syiemlieh| | Dr Mini Govindan

The acknowledgement by policymakers, host communities, and even some travellers on the negative effects of mass tourism have led to formulation of policies on sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism builds on the basic principles of local procurement while assimilating local culture.

ध्यान रखना, कहीं धरती का हाल ईस्टर आइलैंड जैसा न हो जाए

15 Jun 2021

आप अपनी संतानों से प्रेम करते हैं न, तो ये ईंट पत्थर के बंगले काम न आएंगे जिसे आप जोड़ रहे …काम आएगी शुद्ध हवा, साफ पानी, हरे जंगल, चहकते पक्षी…खेलते हिरण…झपटते शेर…यानी सम्पूर्ण जैवविविधता…!!!

Altered River Flows and Nature's Fury: Need for Efficient Water Resources Management

14 Jun 2021 | Ms Simi S Nair

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystem restoration can take many forms, such as growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, changing diets or cleaning up rivers and coasts.

Just Transition, sectoral planning based on demand profiles – TERI's suggestions for draft National Electricity Policy 2021

09 Jun 2021

TERI's presentation and detailed comments on India's draft electricity policy. It also iterated that locking of investment in new coal capacity should be last resort.

Development of thematic working groups, low-carbon transition and climate finance: A glimpse into the first high-level meeting

03 Jun 2021 | Alexandra Deprez | Abhishek Kaushik | Mekhala Sastry | Lola Vallejo

The first high-level meeting of India-EU Track II dialogue saw discussions around possible areas of collaboration towards a low-carbon transition and a way to mobilise climate finance for enabling this transition across energy, industry and transport sectors.