Opinion

Becoming net carbon neutral

10 Dec 2019 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Financial Express

With solar and wind now being the cheapest source of electricity, India must take leadership to join industrialised nations in becoming net carbon neutral, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Wipe the pollution

06 Dec 2019 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| IndiGo's inflight magazine, HELLO 6E

People walking the streets with N95 masks on, odd-even scheme coming into action for vehicles, schools shutting down to avoid further trouble... we're talking about that time of the year when air pollution becomes a major topic of discussion. The problem exists throughout the year and the reasons are plenty. All that is required is some administrative measures and small steps by individuals to curtail air pollution.

NITI Aayog isn't doing enough to make India more water-use efficient

02 Dec 2019 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Wire

The Composite Water Management Index is a good step, but not foolproof, says Dr S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Director, Water Resources Policy & Management Division, TERI.

More public transport buses hold the key to blue skies

02 Dec 2019 |
Ms Megha Kumar
| Money Control

Cleaner options of public transport must be encouraged but in a manner that our cities are able to reap maximum benefit out of their deployment, says Ms Megha Kumar, former Associate Fellow, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI and a PhD student at the Department of Urban Planning, McGill University, Montreal. 

How India can eliminate the burning of crop waste

26 Nov 2019 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

If farmers see economic gains in switching to alternative crops, they will be encouraged. Policies must ensure this, says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

An invisible pandemic

16 Nov 2019 |
Mr R Suresh
,
Mr Shivang Agarwal
| The Pioneer

Diseases caused by air pollution were responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths in India in 2015, almost 16 per cent of all mortalities worldwide, say Mr R Suresh, Fellow and Mr Shivang Agarwal, Project Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change division, TERI.

There is always a solution

09 Nov 2019 |
Dr Vibha Dhawan
| The Pioneer

Instead of cribbing about stubble-burning polluting the air in Delhi-NCR, we need to work together to develop out-of-the-box solutions for a better tomorrow, says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Distinguished Fellow & Sr. Director, TERI

Kyoto Protocol's emission trading mechanisms could become redundant after 2020

08 Nov 2019 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| Indian Express

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a product of the Kyoto Protocol, is one such market instrument that can help industry as well as climate, says Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI.

Making EVs an attractive buying proposition

04 Nov 2019 |
Mr Alekhya Datta
| Energy World

The government has been trying to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) through an array of measures but their widespread adoption is hindered by range anxiety among users. Awareness of the varied consumer benefits of EVs, conducive policymaking, and swift establishment of charging infrastructure would do well for India's e-mobility ambitions.

Tackling volatility in the supply of water

25 Oct 2019 |
Dr Ajay Mathur
| The Telegraph

Increasing disruptions in hydrology would further stretch our ability to produce food for all, says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI.