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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    Project

    Supporting Enhancement in India's NDC Ambition

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    urban-heat

    Project Report

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

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    Article

    A story of disconnections: Civil unrest in Chile

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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

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.

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।

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.

Events

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.

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.

हिमालयी क्षेत्र में जलवायु परिवर्तन रिपोर्टिंग के लिए मीडिया फ़ेलोशिप

March 4, 2020
to April 8, 2020

द एनर्जी एंड रिसोर्सेज इंस्टीट्यूट (टीईआरआई), इंटरन्यूज़ के अर्थ जर्नलिज्म नेटवर्क के सहयोग से, डिजिटल और प्रिंट पत्रकारों, रेडियो प्रसारकों, वृत्तचित्र / लघु फिल्म निर्माताओं, वीडियो ब्लॉगर्स और अन्य जनसंचार और हिमालय क्षेत्र के लोगों को छह महीने की मीडिया फेलोशिप प्रदान कर रहा है। फेलोशिप का उद्देश्य जलवायु परिवर्तन पत्रकारिता और संचार पर उनकी क्षमता का निर्माण करना है।

Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting in the Himalayan Region

March 3, 2020
to April 8, 2020

The Media Fellowship

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), supported by a grant from Internews' Earth Journalism Network, is providing a six-month media fellowship to digital and print journalists, radio broadcasters, documentary/short film makers, video bloggers, and anyone else, who has a demonstrated flair for mass communication and is from the Himalayan region.

News

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.

Employ high-tech for climate change adaptation

March 31, 2020
| Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Pioneer

For climate change adaptations, it is essential to improve innovation in providing support for new technologies in the water sector, in devising new instruments for enhancing groundwater storage, financing water sector projects and ensuring active participation of various stakeholders including the private sector.

Developed nations not taking action to reduce carbon emissions: Javadekar

January 29, 2020 |
January 29, 2020
Business Standard

Speaking at the 20th edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit organized by TERI, Union Environment Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar said that "the world has reduced annual carbon emissions only by half per cent and a lot needs to be done".

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.

Policy

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.

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).

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