Yearender 2020

Policy Brief

Plastic Waste Management: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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Article

Climate Action: What's Next for India?

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Publications

Refurbishing Plastic for Climate Action: Finding Value in 'Waste'

Article
| May 18, 2021

Plastic waste often possesses significant untapped value which when regenerated through circular economy principles can help minimise its environmental impact. This second article in series discusses the key objectives and actions offered by TERI's roadmap to show the environmental action value of plastics

India's Clean Electricity Transition

Article
| May 17, 2021

The following is a chapter in the upcoming book published by ICRIER in the memory of Isher Judge Ahluwalia

Vulnerability of Child Health to Climate Related Agricultural Productivity Threat in India

Research Paper
| May 17, 2021

India faces the burden of under-nutrition, especially among children under five years of age. The gap in nutritional needs and intake, point to the inadequacies in the food and nutrition security of India. This study examines data at the district level to identify vulnerable populations across the geographical expanse of the country. In order to identify districts appropriate for improving the food and nutrition security, a statistical approach was developed to prioritize areas for public health interventions.

Rajaji National Park: A Biodiversity-rich Landscape in the Lap of River Ganga

Article
| May 12, 2021

Rajaji National Park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik range and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic Plains, representing rich floral and faunal diversity. The Park constitutes an important repository of the wild fauna and the last refuge of a number of threatened animal species in the lesser Himalayan zone and upper Gangetic plains. Considering the abundance of nature's bounties heaped in and around the Park, the area attracts a large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers, and eco-tourists.

Potential of India-EU Cooperation on Climate and Development

Article
| May 8, 2021

India and the European Union (EU) are key players in the field of international climate diplomacy. This briefing note on the India-EU Track II dialogue details a range of areas for potential cooperation between India and EU to further goals of climate action and sustainable development.

Energising change: Clean cooking and the changing social position of women

Research Paper
| May 5, 2021

The development community clearly recognises the urgency of switching to clean cooking solutions while also creating just energy systems by gainfully involving women as entrepreneurs in the clean cooking value chain.

Firewood Consumption and Forest Degradation in Himalayan states: A Review of Research Gaps

Article
| May 4, 2021

The usage and dependence on firewood is more prominent in the Indian Himalayan region due to the additional requirements of room and water heating throughout the year

Road to contain climate change

Article
| May 3, 2021

Roads and railways bind a nation and bring people together. They facilitate the achievement of SDGs, as without adequate mobility, SDGs cannot be achieved and sustained.

Influence of Electricity Access on Gender: Evidences from Nepal

Research Paper
| May 3, 2021

Access to modern energy has been found to especially benefit rural women, in terms of reducing their drudgery and increasing their efficiency of time use. This paper draws from the findings of a primary household survey and qualitative study in Nepal in order to analyse how access to modern energy affects gendered aspects of health, education, income generation, and decision-making. It was found that a higher percentage of children (boys and girls) from households with electricity access were enrolled in schools and spent more hours studying.

Refurbishing Plastic for Climate Action: The First Steps

Article
| April 13, 2021

In view of the growing plastic waste crisis and India's commitment to lower the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030, the article discusses TERI's roadmap for bringing resource efficiency and circularity to the plastic value chain in India