Indian Railways transporting FMCG is good. But it has on-ground challenges to address

24 Mar 2022 |
Ms Palak Passi
| The Print

Indian Railways needs a flexible policy framework to move away from the traditional rigid structure so that it can grow its 'smalls' traffic, writes Ms Palak Passi, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

Groundwater depletion must be arrested

22 Mar 2022 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
Dr Shresth Tayal
| The Hindu Business Line

Institutional reform in the form of creating water user groups, besides pricing water realistically, should be seriously pursued, write Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director and Dr Shresth Tayal, Senior Fellow and Area Convenor, Water Resources Division, TERI.

Two contrasting trends in the India State of Forest Report

07 Mar 2022 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The Economic Times

It is useful to raise the share of trees outside forests in green cover from 2.9% to at least 5% over the next 10 years, writes Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI.

Make carbon markets work for the developing world

27 Feb 2022 |
Dr Prodipto Ghosh
| The Hindu Business Line

The Clean Development Mechanism, which was a huge success from the perspective of developing countries, is perceived less favourably by the developed world, writes Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.  Prodipto

Ploughing a new channel for India’s food systems

25 Feb 2022 |
Dr Manish Anand
Mr S Vijay Kumar
| The Hindu

The siloed approach of 'agriculture' serving 'food security' needs to give way to a science-society-policy interface, write Mr Manish Anand, Senior Fellow, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division and Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow and Lead, Food and Land Use Coalition (India), TERI.

Let’s build resilient urban centres with data-driven governance

18 Feb 2022 |
Ms Rhea Srivastava
| Moneycontrol

With the smart city swing causing the integration of data in urban management, a promising approach being adopted is data-driven governance-one where data is leveraged in the planning, management, and decision-making aspects of governance, writes Ms Rhea Srivastava, Research Associate, Transport & Urban Governance, TERI.

The strategic positioning of climate negotiations

17 Feb 2022 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| Hindustan Times

While the outcomes of the COP26 meet can be debated, it has brought the climate crisis back to the top of the global agenda, writes Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Why low-carbon hydrogen is an important piece in the industrial decarbonisation puzzle

17 Feb 2022 |
Ms Taruna Idnani
| Ms Surbhi Singhvi
| The Economic Times

The importance of hydrogen was highlighted by the inclusion of a global commonly agreed goal of ensuring availability of affordable renewable and low-carbon hydrogen by 2030, write Ms Taruna Idnani, Project Manager, Council for Business Sustainability Division, TERI and Ms Surbhi Singhvi, Manager, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Green finance: Can India grab the opportunity?

14 Feb 2022 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| The Indian Express

India needs to urgently scale up the quantum of finance to meet climate obligations and finance low-carbon development, writes Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow & Programme Director, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI.

Towards a Greener Future of Freight

07 Feb 2022 |
Ms Palak Passi
| Energetica India

Low-carbon freight transport option will need massive investment in supporting infrastructure, as well as a long gestation period, writes Ms Palak Passi, Research Associate, Transport & Urban Governance Division, TERI.