Why Uttarakhand govt wants to evaluate the risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

05 Apr 2024
| The Indian Express

The Uttarakhand government has constituted two teams of experts to evaluate the risk posed by five potentially hazardous glacial lakes in the region. These lakes are prone to Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), the kind of events that have resulted in several disasters in the Himalayan states in recent years. The goal of the risk assessment exercise is to minimise the possibility of a GLOF incident and provide more time for relief and evacuation in case of a breach.

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Tiger burning bright in the forests of Uttarakhand, but women cannot wait or shirk duty

03 Apr 2024
| 101 Reporters

Climate change is exacerbating an already disturbed system. Forests, wildlife and rural areas are all under pressure. Due to the socio-economic conditions in Uttarakhand, only women go to the forests for wood and fodder, hence both the burden of labour and climate threat are more on them. That is why women are also victims of human-wildlife conflict, says Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, Senior Fellow and Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

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Will climate change swing India's election?

31 Mar 2024
| Eco-Business

As the world's largest democracy heads for the polls, India's political parties have been concerningly quiet about climate change. Home to 1.4 billion people, India is among the most climate-vulnerable countries. Yet, discussions about climate action and sustainability are curiously absent in election campaigns and political narratives. Why isn't air quality a central discussion in the campaign, given that most Indian cities rank among the world’s most polluted and why is water security not

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क्लाइमेट चेंज की भेंट चढ़ेंगी करोड़ों नौकरियां

23 Mar 2024
| Navbharat Times

The environmental crisis emerges as one of the foremost challenge of this century. Given this scenario, the crucial question arises: What level of priority will the environment and renewable energy hold for the next government after the Lok Sabha Elections? To mark the 50th Anniversary of TERI, Navbharat Times conducted an interview with Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

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Climate change escalates, loss and damage fund lags behind

13 Mar 2024
| BW Business World

Loss and Damage Fund faces significant hurdles, hindering its effectiveness in addressing climate change impacts. Challenges include funding shortages, governance issues and disagreements over scope and responsibility. According to a report by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) titled, 'Operationalisation of the Loss and Damage Fund: Challenges and Opportunities', wealthy nations pledged USD 100 billion annually from 2020 in climate finance to poorer nations, but have fallen

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Prompt action help from locals key in responding to disasters Experts

15 Feb 2024
| The Week

Several disaster management experts on 15 February 2024 gave their views on how to respond to an unforeseen event, with one calling for roping in people with first-hand knowledge of the area for a better understanding of the measures to be taken. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, said that identification of a disaster must be based on three parameters: the scale of damage should be large, the event should not be a slow event like global warming, and its risk must be societal

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Book on sustainable development launched

11 Feb 2024
| The Tribune

With the increased use of community transport and being less dependent on fossil fuels, an individual could contribute in achieving sustainable development, says Dr Yogesh Gokhale, editor of the book 'TERI's Solutions for Sustainable Development' launched by the Vice President of India Mr Jagdeep Dhankhar. Dr Gokhale, who is area convener of Centre for Forest Management & Governance and Nutritional Security with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), said through changes in

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WSDS Ends With Release of Act4Earth Manifesto

09 Feb 2024
| Outlook

Ministers from various countries attended the World Sustainable Development Summit convened by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and delivered the paths for sustainable development. WSDS concluded with the release of the Act4Earth Manifesto. The Manifesto summarised the learnings from the 16 plenaries and 31 thematic tracks that were held during the three-day event. During the summit subject matter experts, industry captains, ministers and youth focussed on wide range of issues

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Climate justice should be North Star in fight against climate change: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar

08 Feb 2024
| The Economic Times

Vice President Mr Jagdeep Dhankhar on 7 February 2024 said climate justice should guide the efforts against climate change, considering its disproportionate impact on the most-vulnerable communities. Addressing the World Sustainable Development Summit organised by independent think tank TERI, Mr Dhankhar highlighted India's leading role in global environmental protection and climate justice initiatives.

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India a global force multiplier in climate change fight: PM lauds

08 Feb 2024
| Business Standard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his best wishes to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for the 23rd edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) and said that India has emerged as a global force multiplier in the fight against climate change. In his message for the summit on 7 February 2024, Prime Minister Modi highlighted that the World Sustainable Development Summit has evolved into a pre-eminent platform to foster dialogue, collaboration, and action on

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India force multiplier in global fight against climate change: PM

07 Feb 2024
| Moneycontrol

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi said on 7 February 2024 that India has emerged as a global force multiplier in the fight against climate change. In a written message for the launch of the World Sustainable Development Summit by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), he said that the country's focus on clean energy highlights its keen sense of responsibility for the future.

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