India can achieve Net Zero by 2047: Experts

09 Dec 2022
| Krishi Jagran

The 4th Annual Energy Finance Conference India, 2022, hosted by IIT-Madras, Centre for Financial Accountability, Indo-German Center for Sustainability and Climate Trends, features discussions on a variety of topics relating to Energy and Finance. According to Mr. Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, in his keynote talk, India should have the national ambition of achieving net zero by 2047 at 100 years of Independence and in time to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees.

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COP 15: आज से 195 देश जैव विविधता बचाने के उपायों पर करेंगे चर्चा

07 Dec 2022
| Dainik Jagran

One million species are in danger of being extinct because to mining, pollution, farming, development, etc. Dr. Jitendra Veer Sharma, Senior Director, Land Resources, TERI, said, as expected from the old COP, this one will remain the same. What happens is that in developing countries, importance is not given to save biodiversity and natural resources. All that is needed from the COP is that people become aware of the problem.

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The GM mustard debate

07 Dec 2022
| The Indian Express

The govt, in advocating the use of GM mustard, has cited economic and food security arguments. Critics maintain the crop can cause lasting harm to environmental and human health. According to Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI, there is a constant shifting of goalposts. A certain requirement is asked to be met, and when that is done, new demands are put forward. This is an endless cycle. The fact is that GM mustard, and GM technology in general, had been put through the most robust

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TERI signs MoU with AAU for agri development, reduction of greenhouse gases

02 Dec 2022
| The Hill Times

TERI and Assam Agricultural University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on projects to improve life in the north-eastern region, develop the agriculture sector there, and reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. MoU was signed by senior director, (Administrative Services and Regional Centres) TERI, Dipankar Saharia and director, Research (Agriculture), AAU, Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya in the presence of director-general, TERI, Dr Vibha Dhawan and AAU vice chancellor Dr

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In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate

01 Dec 2022
| The Associated Press

According to Mr. RR Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI, the impact of lifestyle has not received as much attention in the global discourse as it should. He said that the issue might get some prominence at the G-20, which would be a victory for the Indian government, but critics argue the focus on lifestyle changes must be backed by policy to have credibility.

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Can Bio-CNG click: Here is a look into the challenges faced by this technology

30 Nov 2022
| Down To Earth

The feedstock for MSW-based CBG plants is source-segregated waste - also its biggest challenge. High capital investment is also stopping small investors from entering the CBG scene. Mr Nagendra Kumar, Fellow, TERI, said that badly segregated waste can lead to construction and demolition waste or other hard particles entering the digester, which can reduce its energy efficiency and damage it, said.

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Mahindra-TERI Centre of Excellence launches report on sky modelling and CIE sky type finder tool

29 Nov 2022
| Construction Week

MTCoE released a technical report, guidebook, and online toolkit (sky type finder) defining sky luminance across various sky conditions in landlocked cities. Mr Sanjay Seth, senior director, TERI, emphasized that sky modelling is one of the research activities being carried out at MTCoE with an aim to categorize the sky patterns subset from the CIE standard general sky that best represents the sky luminance distribution in Gurugram.

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UNCRD-AARC deliberates on redefining multi-layer packaging plastic waste

29 Nov 2022
| Asian News International

During the webinar "Redefining Multi-Layer Packaging Plastic Waste (Category III)," organized by UNCRD and AARC, Dr Suneel Pandey, Senior Director, TERI, said that regulation for promoting 3R, circular economy practices can speed up the effort to reduce end-of-life combustion.

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COP of implementation has fulfilled expectations only partially

22 Nov 2022
| India Spend

Why did India suggest a phase-down of fossil fuels? Why is support for climate-change-induced loss and damages crucial? Why will the world not meet its goals of restricting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius? Mr R.R. Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI, responded to Tanvi Deshpande of IndiaSpend.

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Experts to frame climate action plan for Mumbai Metropolitan region

22 Nov 2022
| The Times of India

A climate action plan is being prepared for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to enable authorities to tackle potential challenges posed by the likelihood of floods and rising temperature. As per the Environment Impact Assessment report of 2015 prepared by TERI, approximately 671.2 (15%) of MMR's total area is covered with wetlands and water bodies.

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Loss and damage fund major gain at COP27 

21 Nov 2022
| Outlook India

The loss and damage fund conversation was pushed by the G77 plus China group of developing countries. The group of countries is vulnerable to the impacts of climate disasters. Mr Dipak Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, said, "A landmark loss and damage fund was finally agreed, but the details are yet to be worked out. This will be tough going. Finance was uppermost on everyone’s minds and the critical need of the hour but nothing substantively new emerged."

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COP27 approves ‘historic decision’ to set up ‘loss and damage’ fund to help poor countries; Indian climate experts welcome deal

20 Nov 2022
| The Tribune

Evokes mixed responses as there is no clarity on funding aR Rangements; it could have made a powerful commitment to phase out fossil fuels in the cuR Rent energy crisis. According to Mr R R Rashmi, distinguished fellow, TERI, the final text keeps the processes alive until the next COP. While a notional funding aR Rangement for L&D has been agreed upon, its shape and scale are far from clear. It is unlikely that calls on other crucial issues will be taken before the conclusion of the

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