How are crop fires hurting locals? Study to find out

17 Dec 2018
| The Times of India

TERI is doing a study on how poor air quality from crop burning in proximity to residential areas adversely affects respiratory health.

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Making cities sustainable is imperative: Australian high commissioner

11 Dec 2018
| The Week

Making cities sustainable is imperative and the government and community collaboration is essential to make that happen, Australia’s High Commissioner to India Mr Harinder Sidhu said in a statement. Speaking at the GRIHA summit organised by the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council, Ms Sidhu said the government had an important role, but it needs the combined effort of the private sector and the academia. During his welcome speech, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General,

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10 principles for a green Amaravati

05 Dec 2018
| The Hindu

Delivering the keynote address at a workshop on "Green Buildings Rating and Concepts" organised by the Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation, TERI, CII and Capital Area Development Authority (CRDA), Mr Sreedhar, Commissioner of CRIDA said all buildings in Amaravati would be constructed adhering to the Green Building Concepts. TERI is actively involved with CRDA in the implementation of the Green Building Concepts.

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TERI launches storage battery-based load management in Kolkata

26 Nov 2018
| Business Standard

TERI has launched a "first-of-its-kind" pilot project here to support implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) at the distribution level, aimed at reducing stress on transformers during peak hours. The research institute, with support from MacArthur Foundation, kick started the project in collaboration with the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL). For implementation of the pilot project, TERI would act as project management consultant to WBSEDCL

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Pollution is now a political subject, that's its big success: TERI chief Ajay Mathur

21 Nov 2018
| The Hindu

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI is also a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and has been part of India's negotiating team in earlier editions of the United Nations-convened Conference of the Parties (COP). In this interview, Dr Mathur speaks about the expectations from the Katowice Climate Change Conference and how to tackle pollution.

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India can't achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Study

16 Nov 2018

The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 'Brown to Green Report' has been compiled by Climate Transparency -- a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, with many from emerging economies. TERI

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TERI records over 600 species of birds, butterflies and moths in Nagaland

07 Nov 2018
| Northeast Now

A survey conducted by TERI recorded about 222 bird, 200 butterfly and more than 200 moth species in Zunheboto district, including special sightings such as grey-headed parrot bills. The TERI conducted the second “Nagaland Biodiversity Meet” from October 27 to November 4 in Zunheboto. Eco-tourists from the institute and two Naga visitors carried out a survey in three villages - Sukhai, Ghukhuyi, and Kivikhu - in the district with the support of the Nagaland forest department.

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Conflict on rise as animal space shrinks

06 Nov 2018
| Hindustan Times

According to data from the Union environment ministry, more than 1,608 humans were killed in human-wildlife conflict cases involving tigers, leopards, bears and elephants between 2013 and 2017. Increasing habitat loss and fragmentation of corridors animals have used for centuries are certain to cause a spurt in cases, making it vital to develop forest fringes to give animals space to survive, experts say. In 2017, the Wildlife Institute of India recorded 31 leopards across five districts in

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Only 80 buildings in India certified as green: Chief of rating system GRIHA

04 Nov 2018
| Business Standard

India has less than 2 per cent green buildings but there is a huge opportunity to increase that number as about 60 per cent of the infrastructure of the country is yet to be put in place in the next 20 years, according to Mr Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer of the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council. He said that green buildings can help in reducing exposure of people to outside pollutants.

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Delhi's air likely to worsen

03 Nov 2018
| Sunday Guardian

Delhi's air quality is likely to worsen further as air pollution increases due to vehicular pollution, crop burning and the approaching western disturbances around the national capital region (NCR) during the Diwali period. Like every year, pollution levels have once again spiked, with air quality levels reducing from very poor to unhealthy levels across all parts of the NCR. According to a new study released by TERI, 28% of the total pollution levels in Delhi are contributed by

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Delhi pollution: Vehicles, not stubble burning, main cause, says TERI study

01 Nov 2018
| India Today

Pollution, in Delhi and its surrounding areas, is the most severe during winter months. Starting end-October, beginning-November smog covers the entire region. A study, conducted by TERI, throws some light on the reasons behind pollution in Delhi. According to TERI's Dr Sumit Sharma, who works on environment and pollution issues, 36 per cent of the pollution has its source in Delhi itself, 34 per cent in National Capital Region while 30 per cent comes from across international borders.

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Deal inked for biofuel research

31 Oct 2018
| The Hindu

The Department of Biotechnology has signed a three-year, Rs 11 crore deal with TERI to set up a centre to produce "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities." The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing technology but also commercialising it. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.

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