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.
Potential of India-EU Cooperation on Climate and Development
08 May 2021| Ms Alexandra Deprez| | Ms Lola Vallejo
India and the European Union (EU) are key players in the field of international climate diplomacy. This briefing note on the India-EU Track II dialogue details a range of areas for potential cooperation between India and EU to further goals of climate action and sustainable development.