Articles

Social Impact Assessment: can we do away with it?

02 Jan 2019

On 10th December 2018, the Supreme Court issued notices to the governments of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu to respond to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a group of activists led by Medha Patekar challenging the wide-ranging amendments made to The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013.

India's rampant urban water issues and challenges

28 Dec 2018

The consistent increase in the rate of growth of India's population has also led to the increase in demand for water, particularly in the urban areas where the rate of increase is highler compared to rural areas.

DNA fingerprinting of plants: Applications for conservation and utilisation of bio-resources

27 Dec 2018

Recent advances in molecular biology have led to development of a series of DNA-based techniques for estimation of genetic diversity, which is increasingly under threat due to over-exploitation of natural resources.

Overcoming the price hump: Financing energy efficiency

20 Dec 2018

Around the world energy efficiency is being looked as resource to address some of the critical problems of the energy sector. This has probably been the most cost effective way to address energy security, peak demand management, electricity access while mitigating climate change impacts.

Improving soil microorganisms for sturdier tea cultivation, come drought or flood

20 Dec 2018

TERI is working in Assam to reengineer plant root-associated microbes to make tea cultivation more resistant to biotic and abiotic challenges

An unexpected raid: A tale of communities and conservation from Nagaland

18 Dec 2018

"Rules are rules; we shall definitely fine the offenders. The village council has set the rules and we all need to obey the same.

Does access to energy cause human development ? A Granger causality check

11 Dec 2018

Not many have looked into the causality between the percentage of a country’s population with energy access and the corresponding rise in its human development score

Green growth intervention and job creation

11 Dec 2018 | Dr Anandajit Goswami| | Mr Saswata Chaudhury

Sufficiently skilled workers will be needed for employment in renewable energy and green building job markets in India

Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

10 Dec 2018

The Energy and Resources Institute is attending the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14th December 2018. This is a summary of developments over the course of week 1, and an analysis of what can be expected for week 2.

A look at mining through the SDG lens

06 Dec 2018

Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, gave the keynote address at the Conference on Contemporary Mining Issues by the Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) in New Delhi