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.

We never imagined that coal will disappear one day!

24 May 2021

The article explores the various dimensions that inform a just transition and the complexities involved in moving away from coal through a case study of Betul which has seen a spate of coal mine closures, due to mineral exhaustion

Lessons from the Pandemic – Accelerating Preparedness for Climate Change in India

20 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic could be seen as a forewarning of the other under-addressed global disasters which looming on the horizon, particularly those brought on by climate change. The onset of climate change impacts along with the climate-related natural disasters are an even bigger threat to public welfare and health than the ongoing pandemic.

Refurbishing Plastic for Climate Action: Finding Value in 'Waste'

18 May 2021

Plastic waste often possesses significant untapped value which when regenerated through circular economy principles can help minimise its environmental impact. This second article in series discusses the key objectives and actions offered by TERI's roadmap to show the environmental action value of plastics

Rajaji National Park: A Biodiversity-rich Landscape in the Lap of River Ganga

12 May 2021 | Dr Ritesh Joshi| | Ms Kanchan Puri

Rajaji National Park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik range and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic Plains, representing rich floral and faunal diversity. The Park constitutes an important repository of the wild fauna and the last refuge of a number of threatened animal species in the lesser Himalayan zone and upper Gangetic plains. Considering the abundance of nature's bounties heaped in and around the Park, the area attracts a large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers, and eco-tourists.