| November 20, 2020
"In the end we will conserve what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum
| November 13, 2020
As promised by President-Elect Joe Biden, the world awaits January 20, 2021 for the United States of America to join back the Paris Agreement. To understand and analyse recent developments involving the world's major emitters, TERI organized a discussion on ‘Global Politics in an Era of Disruption: Insights from the US, EU and China'.
| November 11, 2020
Climate change impacts, such as increased rainfall intensity, sea-level rise, flooding, and heatwaves, pose significant challenges for urban systems worldwide. They adversely affect cities' basic services, infrastructure, housing, health, and economy.
| November 9, 2020
भारत में दुनिया के सबसे बड़े टीकाकरण कार्यक्रमों का संचालन होता आया है, इसलिए यहां कोविड -19 टीके को जरूरतमंदों तक पहुंचाने में बहुत ज़्यादा समस्या नहीं होगी। लेकिन वर्तमान परिदृश्य में इस पृष्ठभूमि के आधार पर केवल एक हद तक ही ऐसा निष्कर्ष निकाला जा सकता है। इस दृष्टि से यह ठीक ही है कि नीति आयोग की ओर से गठित एक टॉस्क फ़ोर्स वैक्सीन के वितरण यानी लॉजिस्टिक्स पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रही है। इसमें ख़ास तौर पर कोल्ड चेन पर ध्यान देना शामिल है जो वैक्सीन की गुणवत्ता बरक़रार रखने में मददगार होगी।
Could the National Capital Region serve as a control region for effective air quality management in Delhi?
| November 4, 2020
Air pollution does not follow administrative boundaries, and needs to be tackled at the regional "airshed" level at which it is caused. Identifying the appropriate candidates for airshed management requires scientific analysis using systematically developed emissions inventories and dispersion models to simulate the impact of the estimated emissions on air quality.
| November 2, 2020
The impact of climate change is manifesting itself in increasingly erratic weather patterns, and even these increasing in frequency and severity. Heat waves in the summer months across the hemispheres are becoming more the norm than the exception. The 2019 report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that around 2.3 billion people could be both exposed and vulnerable to heatwave events due to 1.5°C of global warming.
| October 27, 2020
Fostering circularity in plastic use is an effective way to reduce contamination of marine and coastal environments with plastics and man-made debris. However, there are many challenges down this path.
| October 27, 2020
Collectively, Group of Twenty (G20) countries are yet to reach the 10% target set under the 2020 Aichi biodiversity targets - including marine biodiversity - and SDGs. This policy brief explores policy options and best pratices for enhancing Marine Protected Areas (MPA).
| October 26, 2020
World over the headlines are centered on COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and various governments across the world see this pandemic sticking around for longer than everyone would hope for. Not a happy situation to be in (given the serious fallouts of the nature of COVID-19 management strategies on economies, employment, livelihood, health, and wellbeing of people). Yet, it demands that all stakeholders-governments, UN organisations, industry, people, civil society-to shift their strategy from reactive to proactive.
| October 16, 2020
This paper details the major steps taken by the state of Gujarat in India to bring about the transformation in the rural electricity sector and provides a learning opportunity to other sector stakeholders from India and overseas. The paper attempts to unravel how did an inefficient state electric utility transform itself into one of India’s most high-performing electricity distribution companies? What are the factors that worked and what were those conditions that enabled the government to succeed in Gujarat?