Urban Menace: India can no longer afford to monkey around on macaque management; here is why
July 1, 2023 |
July 1, 2023
Down To Earth
First humans encroached on macaque habitat. Now they invade ours, and are unwilling to return because of easy availability of food. Loss of habitat and a poor waste management system in urban areas gives monkeys easy access to food and is driving the troops here said Dr Yogesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Data Lab: Making sense of India's forest cover change, both gains and losses
April 6, 2023 |
April 6, 2023
WION Data Lab examined India’s forest cover statistics and spoke with Dr. Yogesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow, Centre for Forest Management and Governance, TERI, to study the data and understand its complexities. According to Dr Gokhale, comparable data on India’s forest cover was made possible only in 2007, with the advent of wall-to-wall mapping by the interpretation of satellite data. Dr. Gokhale claims that to comprehend the loss of forest cover, we must also grasp the specific classification of forests according to their canopy density.
UP aims to collect 45 lakh tonnes of carbon credits in 10 years
September 19, 2022 |
September 19, 2022
The Government of India has announced to become carbon neutral by the year 2070. In December 2021, Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and TERI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to play their part in achieving this goal of India.
TSF signs MoU for Green School Project
September 15, 2022 |
September 15, 2022
TERI and Tata Steel Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on implementing the latest stage of The Green School Project which aims to create awareness about environment conservation in the school network.
Leverage agroforestry for carbon markets
September 9, 2022
| The Financial Express
The country's agroforestry plantations play a key role in stabilising its forest and tree cover, estimated at about 24% of its area. Over 25 million hectares (mha) in the country are under the agroforestry system. Timber-growing agroforestry systems fulfil more than 80% of the domestic timber demand. India imports about 15-20% of its timber requirement, and that costs us more than Rs 40,000 crore annually. Over 159 mha can be potentially developed under agroforestry.
कार्बन शून्य करने को किसान लगाएंगे पेड़, सरकार देगी पैसा
May 25, 2022 |
May 25, 2022
Incentives will be given to the farmers planting trees to make it carbon zero. This was discussed at the meeting with Mr J V Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI and Chief Conservator of Forests Mr Lalit Verma.