Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

Opportunities with Biofuel: Co-benefit of Air Quality Improvement

Policy brief
| December 5, 2019

While biofuels have been discussed as one of the ways to reduce air pollution, changing the process of bio-diesel production is needed to reduce tailpipe emissions of nanoparticles. These are lesser known pollutants even more harmful than PM2.5 and PM10.

Green Education: Joining Hands to Address Climate Change

Article
| December 4, 2019

Tata Steel in association with TERI hosted a session at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on building awareness in the community, especially the youth, and measures to be taken for imparting environmental values to the citizens of tomorrow.

A clean-up drive in the mangroves of Navi Mumbai

Article
| December 3, 2019

On 2 November 2019, TERI's Western Regional Center (WRC) helmed a cleanup campaign along the mangroves TERI's Western Regional Center (WRC), Mumbai is an implementation partner for outreach activities in Mumbai, under the Project entitled 'Promotion of countermeasures against marine plastic litter in Southeast Asia and India' funded by United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP).

Mountains Shall Stand Tall

Article
| December 3, 2019

The World Mountain Forum held in Bishkek last year met on the theme, 'Mountains in a Changing World: Strengthening Partnerships and Pathways towards a Thriving Mountain Future'. It brought together the global sustainable mountain development community to identify and develop solutions for mountain areas globally.

In the light of what we cannot see: Exploring the interconnections between gender and electricity access

Research Paper
| December 3, 2019

In this paper we quantify gendered decision-making patterns regarding electricity access, light and appliances in selected rural contexts in Mahadevsthan (Nepal), Homa Bay (Kenya) and Chhattisgarh (India). In the literature, decision-making in electricity has primarily been studied through case studies and qualitative methods. By quantifying some of the gendered patterns in this field, we first seek to document and compare the situation in selected contexts and then to refine the understanding of the nexus between gender and electricity access.

Nutrient pollution in the South Asia Seas (SAS)

Policy brief
| December 3, 2019

Anthropogenic activities like (i) agriculture fertilisers, (ii) coastal pisciculture, (i) sewage discharge, (iv) industrial activity, (v) burning fossil fuels and (vi) effluents from ports increase nutrients in surface water and seas. Nitrate pollution is largely caused by agriculture run-off, discharge from industry and manure or sewage. Phosphate pollution is tied to improper treatment of detergents in wastewater and from agro-fertilisers.

Climate action: Industries need to be frontrunners for a low-carbon future

Article
| November 27, 2019

Industries have an important role in bringing about low-carbon growth and meeting climate goals. The presence of a number of industry representatives at the UN Climate Summit 2019 was a sign of an increasing recognition of their role in taking steps to control carbon emissions, especially in ‘harder-to-abate’ sectors such as cement, steel, aviation etc.

Discussion Paper on Article 6 – State of Play

Policy brief
| November 27, 2019

Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

Policy brief
| November 22, 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weight under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximizing mutual confidence between Parties while ensuring that the Parties are not unduly stretched beyond their capacities.