Finding the sync between health and climate change
March 24, 2021
| Dr Dhrubaa Ghosh
| Express Healthcare
There is a direct link between health and the environment around us. And the impact of climate change on our health is now clearly visible. We continue to suffer directly or indirectly as a consequence of the rapid change in climatic conditions. Whether in the form of heat stress, water scarcity, droughts, and the resultant malnutrition or floods and the resultant increase in water- and vector-borne diseases, air pollution-related health effects etc., the impact is profound.
Once we have a COVID-19 vaccine, How do we plan to store 1.3 billion doses?
July 18, 2020 |
July 18, 2020
Science The Wire
Vaccines need to be kept cool to remain effective. In some districts, a refrigerator as big as an ice cream cooler is needed to deliver the vaccines, says Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director and Fellow, TERI, and one of the authors of a report on the impacts of the cooling sector on global climate targets.
Public transport usage to see decline after Covid-19 outbreak ends: Study
May 19, 2020 |
May 19, 2020
A perception study, based on a survey across 51 cities in the country from April 7 to 26 by TERI, revealed that 35% commuters are likely to change their mode of transport for work after the outbreak ends.
Learning from tragedy
May 5, 2020
| The Pioneer
COVID-19 has opened afresh discussions on the much-needed funds and facilities for the healthcare sector, the inequity in availability of resources across urban and rural India and their adequacy within these communities. It lays bare the need for feedback loops that inform and determine, on an ongoing basis, the adequacy or the lack of healthcare resources. Impending disasters from hazardous levels of pollution, rising temperature, threatened nutrient supply linked to climate change, do not conjure up a healthy future for India.
Planning for a pandemic in cities: Who do we plan for first?
April 29, 2020
| BW Smartcities
Modern-day regulations for the built environment, public utilities and, health systems that define the existing urban settlements emanated from the need to contain the spread of contagious diseases, such as cholera and typhus during the Industrial Revolution. However, reforms are needed to contain the spread of pandemics in the current complex urban systems, and to address the impact across critical sectors.
COVID-19 lockdown: Positive consequences for air quality
April 20, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak led to a 21-day nationwide lockdown, beginning 22 March, that restricted the day-to-day movements of the mass population, greatly reducing daily traffic. Consequently, Delhi saw a fall in average concentrations of fine particulates (PM2.5) by almost 80 percent within the first week. The city's air quality status improved to "satisfactory" (AQI 50-100) or "good" (AQI 0-50) category. This is a dramatic change when compared to the PM2.5 concentrations of March in the last last two years.