For climate finance, create a level playing field
September 15, 2021
| Ms Sharmila Chavaly, Adviser, National Institute for Smart Government
| Mr Manish Chourasia, Managing Director, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd.
| Hindustan Times
United States climate envoy Mr John Kerry visited India for a second time in six months, continuing the hardsell to get India to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The US also sees huge business opportunities in India’s climate actions, particularly 450 GW of renewables by 2030. An India-US Climate Action and Finance Mobilising Dialogue was jointly launched by Mr Kerry and India's environment minister Mr Bhupendra Yadav. It rightly underlines the importance of financing.
The costs of a net zero emission target
September 4, 2021
| Hindustan Times
Recently, TERI did a study for Shell that focused on technology solutions for India to move to net zero in the energy sector by 2050. The study's way forward scenario demanded a four-fold rise in electricity's share in the country's energy mix from 18% today to 45% in 2050, and raising the share of renewables in the electric power generated to 90%. However, even after following this path, around 1.3 gigatonnes (GT) of carbon emissions will remain unabated.
TERI, GCCA sign pact to accelerate sustainable development of cement & concrete sectors
August 20, 2021 |
August 20, 2021
In an endeavour to achieve India's commitment to reduce carbon emissions, TERI and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) India announced the signing of MoU to accelerate sustainable development of cement and concrete sectors.
Heavy rains across India: Impact of climate change?
July 19, 2021 |
July 19, 2021
With torrential rains and wildfires observed across the globe recently, are we beginning to see a heightened impact of climate change? ET NOW takes a deep dive on the matter with Rishi Agarwal, Mumbai Sustainability Centre, Avantika Goswami, Climate Change, CSE, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Fellow and Area Convener at the Center of Climate Modelling, TERI and G.P Sharma, President Of Meteorology, Skymet.
What the G7 message on net-zero emissions means for India
June 19, 2021
India has been a leading stakeholder in climate action and is among the few in the G20 in line to meet their commitments under the Paris Accord. It has also taken on a most ambitious target of 450 GW of renewable power by 2030 and has shown the world the way forward on solar power with producers now offering ultra-competitive tariffs. As the world's largest democracy, India is a natural ally of the G7 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's championing of the environment is globally recognised.
COP 26: Will CDM regain focus?
June 9, 2021
| The Pioneer
The CDM is a flexible mechanism in the Kyoto Protocol (KP) that allows a developed country with an emission-reduction commitment to implement projects in developing countries where the cost of mitigation is lower. However, under the Paris Agreement implementation rules are yet to be framed. CDM has been the biggest issuer of carbon credits measured in certified emission reductions (CER), with almost 50 per cent issuances from projects in renewable energy, industrial gases and fugitive emissions. Several developing economies have already accumulated huge credits.