Climate

In the post-Paris agreement era, accelerating climate action is the biggest hope to ensure a safe future for all. In India, our work focuses on climate modelling to develop a better understanding of climate variability at regional scales. We study the risks and vulnerabilities of key sectors such as water, health, agriculture and industry. Our work in climate science is inextricably linked to policy research and recommendations for the Indian government to shape its domestic policies, as well as contribute to its position in global negotiations. Through a number of initiatives, we are beginning to extend our knowledge and research in climate science and policy to other emerging economies.

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    Policy Brief

    Gender and climate change: Assessing the evolution of gender mainstreaming tools

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    urban-heat

    Project Report

    Mapping the refrigerant trends in India: An assessment of room AC sector

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    Discussion Paper

    Clean Development Mechanism as Catalyst for Sustainable Development Mechanism Under Article 6.4

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    Discussion Paper

    Article 6 – State of Play

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  • Adaptation future

    Opinion

    Taking the heat off, sustainably

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Projects

Articles

अगले 10 साल हैं ज़रूरी: WSDS में होगी 2030 के लक्ष्यों को पूरा करने के लिए चर्चा

Ms Shweta
20 देशों के प्रतिनिधि आएंगे साथ एक ही मंच पर वायु प्रदूषण, ई-गतिशीलता, नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा, ऊर्जा दक्षता, हरित वित्त, नीली अर्थव्यवस्था, टिकाऊ खपत, कई मुख विषयों पर होगी चर्चा। सतत विकास में योगदान की होगी पहचान, सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट लीडरशिप अवार्ड से नवाज़ा जाएगा।

Green Education: Joining Hands to Address Climate Change

Ms Neha

Tata Steel in association with TERI hosted a session at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on building awareness in the community, especially the youth, and measures to be taken for imparting environmental values to the citizens of tomorrow.

ज़हरीली हवा से बचने के निजी उपाय जानिए

Ms Shweta

दिल्ली एक बार फिर से ज़हरीली हवा की चपेट में हैं। दिल्ली सरकार ने वायु प्रदूषण की इस समस्या से निपटने के लिए एडवाइजरी जारी की है। लेकिन इससे निपटने के लिए आमजन को भी अपनी भूमिका निभानी होगी।

Mainstreaming non-state climate action

Mr William Patrick Hall

Youth and industry voices delivered clear messages at the UN Climate Action Summit

Way forward from Bonn 2019

Ms Noemie Leprince Ringuet

In the midst of increasing appeals for bold climate action across the globe by students and civil society, and a resounding call from the scientific community to urgently address the devastating impacts of climate change, the 2019 Bonn Climate Change Conference marked an intermediate stage in the build up to implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Events

Adaptation Futures 2020

April 27, 2020
to April 30, 2020

About Adaptation Futures 2020

TERI will co-host Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from April 27-30, 2020.

Training programmes on 'Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement and Rehabilitation'

April 20, 2020
to April 24, 2020

TERI has designed a five day training programme to equip stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required for compliance with the legal and procedural aspects of the Act and to address the community processes of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation.

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TERI CBS Thought Leadership Webinar: COP 25 and implications for Indian Businesses

January 23, 2020
to January 23, 2020

TERI Council for Business Sustainability (TERI CBS) is delighted to host the next webinar in the series of 'Thought Leadership Webinar' for Indian companies and businesses.

TERI at UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 - December 2019

December 2, 2019
to December 13, 2019

At the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to be held in Madrid in December, TERI will convene a series of events to discuss integrating efforts to mitigate climate change, air pollution, and plastic waste. Over the two weeks, discussions at these side events will highlight national-level actions and focus on the effective collaborations between 197 parties.

TERI-NORCE Research School on 'Towards data science in climate research: perspectives on climate extremes'

October 15, 2019
to October 18, 2019

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with NORCE, Norway, under the Phase 2 of the Norwegian Framework Agreement between the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TERI organized the Second four-day residential climate research school on "Towards data science in climate research: perspectives on Climate Extremes" from 15 to 18 October, 2019.

EPICC – East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities: Second Stakeholder India Workshop

September 16, 2019
to September 17, 2019

Panel discussions at the workshop will focus on causes of climate change, weather forecasting, monsoon predictions, adaptation, and migration.

News

Scholastic India, TERI launch book on environmental issues

January 6, 2020 |
January 6, 2020
India Today

Scholastic India in association with TERI launched "Our Environment: Threats, Challenges and Sustainable Solutions", a timely book that focuses on environmental issues that we are faced with today due to years of indiscriminate human activities.

Key year to arrest the climate crisis

January 1, 2020 |
January 1, 2020
Hindustan Times

2020 is the year in which the world should focus on action and let action be the harbinger for ambition. Action on stated NDCs will pave the way for realistic ambition, says Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization, TERI.

Becoming net carbon neutral

December 10, 2019
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

It is time for India to move on to achieving net carbon neutrality. From the outset, India's position on climate change has emphasised the per capita principle; on grounds of equity, every human being should have the same right to emit carbon dioxide. Further, India would pursue a low carbon growth trajectory in relation to industrialised countries and ensure that its per capita emissions does not exceed theirs.

Indian states and cities don't have adequate funds to tackle climate crisis

November 26, 2019 |
November 26, 2019
Hindustan Times

In this interview, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI, speaks on Delhi's air pollution, climate change and the forthcoming Conference of Parties in Spain.

G20 nations need to amp up emission cut targets: Report

November 11, 2019 |
November 11, 2019
The New Indian Express

Among the G20 countries, India has the most ambitious NDC. However, it still needs real action now to prepare the different sectors for stringent emission reductions, says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, TERI

Kyoto Protocol's emission trading mechanisms could become redundant after 2020

November 8, 2019
| Mr R R Rashmi
| Indian Express
The next climate conference to be held in Madrid in December has the challenge of deciding how markets can be deployed in the service of climate. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a product of the Kyoto Protocol, is one such market instrument that can help industry as well as climate. Along with China and Brazil, India is a leader in CDM since its inception in 2007. A number of small and medium projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy, set up in India in the last two decades, owe their origin to the financing support available from CDM.

Policy

Gender and climate change: Assessing the evolution of gender mainstreaming tools

December 27, 2019

Framing any climate action needs to take stock of the social contract in a community. Given the diversity in risk, resilience, preparedness, and levels of development, different communities will likely be affected non-homogeneously (Denton, 2002). Intersecting social stressors like class, caste, age, and gender, will likely become starker against the onslaught of disturbances in the form of air pollution, floods, and droughts (Rao and Hans, 2018).

Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

November 22, 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weight under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximizing mutual confidence between Parties while ensuring that the Parties are not unduly stretched beyond their capacities.

Bulk procurement in room air conditioning: A critical analysis of the EESL programme

May 30, 2019

Bulk-procurement programmes can help the next generation energy efficient technologies penetrate the market by aggregating demand for the technology and establishing a demand market for participating manufacturers, thereby leading to rapid reduction in prices.

India's ambition is substantial in social, political and environmental terms: Key messages from India's NDC

December 7, 2018
India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) must be seen in a holistic manner, the aim being to achieve sustainable development within the framework of 8 quantitative and qualitative NDCs. India's plan as per its quantified NDC targets is to: lower emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% compared to 2005 levels by 2030; increase total cumulative electricity generation from fossil free energy sources to 40% by 2030; create additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons through additional forest and tre

Services

Climate change risk assessment

We generate climate projections at global and regional scales and impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessments in key sectors using established models and our in-house super-computing facility. We also conducts GHG inventorization and mitigation analysis. We provide national and international policy analysis and review, and contribute to key issues in negotiations encompassing adaptation, mitigation, technology, and finance.

Team

Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Fellow and Area Convener, Centre for Climate Modelling
Associate Fellow and Area Convenor, Centre for Global Environment Research
Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization