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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    Supporting Enhancement in India's NDC Ambition

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    HFCs – Enabling efficient refrigerant transitions

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    Discussion Paper

    Analysing the barriers to promote energy-efficient air conditioners in India

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    कोल्ड चेन इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर: कोविड 19 महामारी में गरीबों को खाद्य सुरक्षा एवं स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं के लिए ज़रूरी

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  • Adaptation future


    Strengthen National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkage to Climate Finance (SNAPFI)

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कोल्ड चेन इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर: कोविड 19 महामारी में गरीबों को खाद्य सुरक्षा एवं स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं के लिए ज़रूरी

Mr Manjeet Singh

विकासशील देशों में बड़े स्तर पर खाद्यान उत्पादन के बावजूद बहुत सारा खाद्यान सप्लाई चेन में ही नष्ट हो जाता है। इसका एक बड़ा कारण अच्छे कोल्ड चेन ढाँचे की कमी माना जाता है।

COVID-19: It's time to scale up cold chain infrastructure in India

While the world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are taking the strongest measures to avoid the potential impact of this crisis on their citizen's lives, economy, and healthcare.

जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने के लिए भारत कितना है तैयार?

Mr Amit Kumar

जलवायु परिवर्तन के गंभीर परिणाम हमारे सामने हैं जैसे मौसम में बढ़ते हुए बदलाव, अनियमित वर्षा, बाढ़ और सूखे जैसी घटनाओं का बार बार होना आदि। यह साफ़ है कि अगर अभी भी हम इन घटनाओं की अनदेखी करते हैं तो निकट भविष्य में हम इनका सामना करने के लिए तैयार नहीं होंगे।

A story of disconnections: Civil unrest in Chile

From climate change to the lack of interdisciplinarity in academic and policy spaces — a natural scientist explores the unseen reasons behind the social unrest in Chile

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।


Adaptation Futures 2020

September 28, 2020
to September 28, 2020

About Adaptation Futures 2020

TERI will co-host Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from September 27 - October 1, 2020.

Enhancing Resilience through Early Warning Systems - An Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction

August 13, 2020
to August 13, 2020

TERI, in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is organizing a webinar to launch Flood Early Warning System developed for predicting urban floods in the city of Guwahati, Assam.

Strengthening Sub-National Actions through robust SAPCCs

July 24, 2020
to July 24, 2020

TERI and UNEP are organising a joint webinar to address the following key questions

How can the current institutions be strengthened to address the challenges? How can the current policy and regulatory framework be enhanced in order to ensure more effective implementation of the SAPCCs?

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

May 4, 2020
to May 8, 2020

Training programme has been postponed till further notice.

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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India's long-term strategy: A guiding framework and role of policy instruments

April 30, 2020
to April 30, 2020

During the 'Big Picture 2050: Shared Vision for India's Growth and Low-Emissions Development' organised on 2 April 2020, deliberations during the event enhanced our thinking on prerequisites for a long-term strategy for India. TERI has developed a draft guiding framework for India's Long-Term Strategy.


The low carbon path

July 30, 2020
| Dr Ajay Mathur
| The Indian Express

The science on climate change has never been clearer, but so are the solutions. While the impacts of climate change often appear overwhelming, particularly as we start to see the effects on our economy and society today, many of the technological solutions required to overcome this challenge are already available to us. What we require is the political will to scale-up the use of these technologies, putting us on a path towards a sustainable economy.

Time to reinforce SDGs

July 27, 2020
| Ms Aishwarya Raj
| Ms Vani Rijhwani
| The Pioneer

Owing to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, 2020 has been labelled as the year of morbidity, increasing inequalities, decimated lives and livelihoods when, ironically, it was to be the year of ushering in ambitious deliverables under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) has reiterated the necessity of fulfilling SDGs for development, post-COVID-19 recovery and also for ensuring preparedness for a new and monumental crisis of global climate change.

A long-term, climate-resilient development pathway should guide India's development

June 18, 2020
| Mr Karan Mangotra
| Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj
| The Hindustan Times

A long-term climate-resilient development pathway that incorporates the socio-economic prerequisites of revamping infrastructure will help plan a strategy to save infrastructure, livelihoods and millions of lives. It will further enable efficient allocation of resources into climate-smart initiatives to help maximise the gains. With basic infrastructure and alternative sources of livelihoods in place, both the central and state institutions will be better equipped to cope with disasters and recovery.

India's transition to a low carbon economy

May 30, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| IndiaInc

Renewable energy in India has grown very rapidly in recent years. Renewable energy capacity reached 84 GW by the end of 2019. India has the ambitious targets of having 175 GW of renewable power capacity by 2022 and taking this up to 450 GW thereafter. The fall in costs of solar and wind power globally have been so dramatic that renewable energy is now the cheapest source of electricity when it is generated.

Climate collaborators

May 9, 2020 |
May 9, 2020
Business Standard

Some of the biggest names in Indian philanthropy have teamed up with researchers and more to craft an India-specific response to the climate crisis. More than 40 stakeholders, including TERI, have joined this growing collaboration.

Allowing glaciers to retreat will be nothing less than a Himalayan blunder

April 8, 2020 |
April 8, 2020
The Hindu Business Line

A shrinking glacial mass could compromise our water and energy security, cautions a TERI study.


Analysing the barriers to promote energy-efficient air conditioners in India

August 4, 2020

The higher penetration of super energy-efficient 5-star ACs in India helps in achieving lower electricity consumption, lower peak demand, reduced energy bills, and lower carbon footprints.

Guiding Framework for India's Long-Term Strategy (LTS)

May 1, 2020

As a step ahead in India’s climate discourse, what lies next is the development and enabling of a long-term strategy to drive enhanced climate action. As a first step in this direction, TERI has developed a guiding document on framing India’s Long-Term Strategy (LTS).

Accelerating the uptake of energy-efficient air conditioners in India

January 30, 2020

The energy demand for HVAC in India has been increasing continuously over the past years and is projected to grow even more as per ICAP. This policy brief assesses the issues associated with relatively low share of 5-star ACs in the total annual production and gives a detailed outline of various options to increase the market share for the energy-efficient 5-star room ACs in India. The comparative analysis of the options discussed in the policy brief is done by taking into account the factors such as cost, efficiency, political acceptability, net benefit and extent of uncertainty.

Carbon finance: Solution for mitigating human–wildlife conflict in and around critical tiger habitats of India

January 29, 2020

Our study in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh indicates to the fact that use of Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) approach to generate carbon finance can yield 8 times more finance than just considering the aspect of carbon sequestration.

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).

Discussion Paper on Clean Development Mechanism as Catalyst for Sustainable Development Mechanism Under Article 6.4

November 27, 2019

Our analysis highlights the necessity of undertaking a full transition of unused certified emission reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in order to create a trust in the international processes and the market mechanisms.


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.


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