20 mn tonnes of potential food production hit by land degradation

24 Apr 2018
| Hindustan Times

The total cost of land degradation, desertification and drought was 2.54% of the GDP in 2014-15, according to a ministry-sponsored report prepared by TERI. These are conservative estimates, experts say, the figure might be closer to 4-5%. India has committed to land degradation neutrality by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals, "which is ensuring that the country reclaims land to compensate for the ecosystem services lost and maintain the quality of non-degraded land".

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Discom inks deals with TERI for govt school students

20 Apr 2018
| The Asian Age

Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES has announced that it has signed separate agreements with TERI to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on demand-side management (modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods). According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.

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Pilot project in Margao works towards cleaning Sal

13 Apr 2018
| The Times of India

River Sal in Salcete, Goa has been a major cause of worry in recent years, due to its rising pollution levels. The department of biological sciences of BITS Pilani KK Birla, Goa Campus, is now working towards finding a solution. This project is in collaboration with TERI, Goa. Using funds from thecentral government's department of science and technology, 500sq m of wetland will be created near the Margao fish market at a cost of around Rs 20 lakh. This will be a pilot demonstration to treat

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Dream of a sustainable India

12 Apr 2018
| The Pioneer

To make Green India Mission successful, the Government must adopt a reformist approach and integrate its working with the overall developmental perspective of the country. Forest type reassessment of 2013 by ICFRE has clearly indicated that most forests are losing soil moisture and hydrology is getting severely affected which is having a direct impact on our agriculture, water availability and rain fed rivers. For the long-term survival of the people in and around the forests and forest

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Air pollution, waste management continue to be areas of concern: report

04 Apr 2018
| Business Standard

Air pollution and waste management continue to be areas of concern and in 2016, over 68 per cent of air quality monitoring sites exceeded the annual ambient concentration level of PM2.5, according to a report by TERI. TERI has launched its yearly data directory TERI Energy Data Directory and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2018. The yearbook said air pollution and waste management are still areas of concern. Data from 2015 shows that almost all states experienced high concentrations of PM10, exceeding CPCB

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Forest rights and wrongs

28 Mar 2018
| The Indian Express

In 2014, TERI cautioned that the wrong recognition of rights under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) would leave forest-dependent people vulnerable to adverse impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the wrong recognition of individual forest rights (IFR) under the FRA has made a large chunk of the country's tribal population participants in a climate change disaster. Forests conserve and provide water for humans,

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Give that old automobile a break!

13 Mar 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles. In the recent policy brief they argue for a

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Solar power will cost less than thermal in 6-7 years, says Ajay Mathur

10 Mar 2018
| Business Standard

At a time when air pollution has become a leading environmental threat to public health, TERI's Director-General, Dr Ajay Mathur,  said that India's dependence on thermal power would end by 2050. Dr Mathur, in an interview with the newspaper, said solar batteries would become cheaper than coal by the mid-2020s and nuclear power is not economically viable for the country now.

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IIM-L signs pact with TERI to nurture startups in energy sector

09 Mar 2018
| Hindustan Times

Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow's (IIM-L) Enterprise Incubation Centre or L-Incubator has signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI to work towards nurturing startups with a focus on the energy sector. The Managing Director of L-Incubator, Prof M Akbar, and Senior Director of TERI, Mr Puneet Chandra signed the partnership.

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Getting around India's energy efficiency conundrum

28 Feb 2018
| Mint

The road towards energy efficiency has not been easy due to lack of funds, resulting in the government rolling out a number of policies that include a market-based trading mechanism for moving towards cleaner cooking fuels. India’s energy efficiency market is estimated at $23 billion (around Rs 1.5 trillion) with a vast potential to grow. Energy efficiency needs to be at the centre stage of policy planning, says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI. Experts believe there is a growing

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APSEEDCO signs pact with TERI to promote EE technologies

26 Feb 2018
| The Hans India

TERI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation (APSEEDCO) for technical collaboration to promote energy efficient technologies and global best practices among industries and other key sectors in the state. The specific activities of the MoU are facilitating adoption of globally accepted cleaner technologies and best practices for deployment in different end-use sectors and dialoguing with government agencies and

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Amaravati most sustainable capital: World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

19 Feb 2018
| The New Indian Express

In a boost to the development of the world-class capital city in Andhra Pradesh, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2018 held in New Delhi from February 15-17 endorsed Amaravati as the World’s Most Sustainable Capital. The summit was organized by TERI, which has agreed to support developing green buildings and 100% pollution free environment in Amaravati.

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