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COP27 Diary, Day 11: Draft Texts Published; 'Worrying Inaction' on Fund for Loss and Damage

18 Nov 2022
| The Wire

The COP Presidency published the first draft text of the Cover Decision, which revealed that there is still no consensus on several crucial agenda items, such as the mitigation work programme and a fund for loss and damage, among others. In the draft, there is no decision on Loss and Damage, and only the institutional arrangements for Santiago Network are agreed upon, said Mr R. R. Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI.

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Climate change cost Sundarbans Rs 2 lakh crore in 40 years, claims study

17 Nov 2022
| The Times of India

Mr R R Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI, said if the money needed to mitigate the effects of climate change isn’t found soon, the fragile ecosystem will get affected faster than we would be able to act.

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TERI’s Vibha Dhawan says switch to renewables gives India environment and economic advantage

17 Nov 2022
| The Financial Express

Speaking at the FE Electric Mobility Summit, TERI Director General Dr Vibha Dhawan highlighted the challenges with respect to faster EV adoption in the country and how alternative tech can make a difference.

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How Modi govt is taking on West's criticism against its coal-powered energy sector

17 Nov 2022
| Outlook India

India continues to stand its ground that coal will play an important role in the country's energy demands until at least 2040. According to Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, India need not be apologetic about its stance on coal.

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TERI's Vibha Dhawan says switch to renewables gives India environment and economic advantage

17 Nov 2022
| The Financial Express

Speaking the FE Electric Mobility Summit, TERI Director General Dr Vibha Dhawan highlighted the challenges with respect to faster EV adoption in the country and how alternative tech can make a difference.

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₹27k cr loss in 30 yrs in ecosystem services

17 Nov 2022
| The Times of India

Researchers from international climate research agency, Zero Carbon Analytics, estimate a loss of Rs 27,000 crore in "ecosystem services" of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in the last 30 years, over 80% of which is mangroves. Mr R R Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI, said if the money needed to mitigate the effects of climate change isn't found soon, the fragile ecosystem would get affected faster than

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TERI Policy Brief Launched at COP27 Calls for Making Oceans Critical to Climate Action

16 Nov 2022
| Asian News International

A new policy brief from TERI, released at a UNFCCC official side event at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, highlighted the growing consensus that oceans are essential to climate negotiations and outlined the need for clear objectives and indicators, as well as institutional and enforcement mechanisms, to direct ocean-climate action. "Since climate negotiations are party-driven, climate actions in national jurisdictions have received greater attention, and global commons, including oceans have not

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Tata Power-DDL joins hands with TERI to create a sustainable and low-carbon future

15 Nov 2022
| Mint

Tata Power - Delhi Distribution Ltd has signed an MoU with TERI to promote Urja Arpan initiative. Commenting on the association, Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI, opined that TERI and Tata Power-DDL while belonging to the common Tata ethos, bring different strengths to the table. TERI brings a knowledge base and experience of over 30 years in the field of Energy Management and Renewables while Tata Power-DDL brings in the trust of Tata and a record of exemplary performance in the

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COP27: India unveils strategy for net zero goal by 2070, takes moral high ground

14 Nov 2022
| Hindustan Times

India's long-term plan builds on reaching net-zero emissions by 2070 with six elements, including an optimum energy mix complimenting national development scenarios. The framing of a long-term strategy for low emission development by the Government of India and its public release at CoP27 is significant as it closely follows the announcement of net zero goals by India's PM in Glasgow last year, says Mr R R Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI.

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India bats for more investors' confidence in climate adaptation efforts

13 Nov 2022
| Business Standard

At the India Pavilion at COP27, TERI conducted a session on "Adaptation Readiness and Long-Term Strategy on Adaptation in India." Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General of TERI, stated in her opening remarks that when it comes to adaptation, it is vital to look into all sectors, including food production. According to Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, It is important to assess the climate risks and vulnerability very clearly, then enhance the adaptive capacity of communities and states

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Adaptation must be at the forefront of development interventions: Secretary MoEFCC

13 Nov 2022
| Press Information Bureau

At the India Pavilion at COP27, TERI conducted a session on "Adaptation Readiness and Long-Term Strategy on Adaptation in India." Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General of TERI, stated in her opening remarks that when it comes to adaptation, it is vital to look into all sectors, including food production. According to Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, It is important to assess the climate risks and vulnerability very clearly, then enhance the adaptative capacity of communities and states

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Why definition of climate finance remains a major bone of contention at COP27 talks

12 Nov 2022
| The Print

The interest in keeping the definition of climate finance ambiguous maintains the status quo, where a majority of loans can pass off as climate finance, say experts. Mr Dipak Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and former negotiator for India, says, Industrialized countries believe that so long as the source is from a developed country, everything counts. Which means there is no concessionality, additionality, you should only factor in finance flows of that origin, and that's enough, said

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