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

Understanding barriers to energy efficiency: Decoding consumer behaviour

Article
| December 24, 2019

Apart from easy availability of energy efficient technologies, consumers require a nudge to bring about behavioural change regarding energy conservation in daily life

वायु प्रदूषण से बचने के विकल्पों को प्राथमिकता देने की सख्त ज़रूरत

Article
| December 17, 2019

पिछले महीने उत्तर भारत में वायु प्रदूषण असहनीय स्तर पर पहुंच गया था। ज़हरीली हवा को देखते हुए दिल्ली-एनसीआर में जन स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल की घोषणा कर दी गयी थी। निर्माण कार्यों और पूरी ठंड के दौरान पटाखे फोड़ने पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया। पर वायु प्रदूषण की समस्या सिर्फ़ दिल्ली तक ही सीमित नहीं है। भारत के दूसरे शहर भी वायु प्रदूषण से हांफ रहे हैं। दिल्ली के पड़ोसी राज्य उत्तरप्रदेश के प्रयागराज (इलाहबाद), कानपुर, आगरा, और लखनऊ भी प्रदूषित शहरों की श्रेणी में आते हैं।

Clearing the haze of shared mobility

Article
| December 17, 2019

Indian cities are currently witnessing a trend of growing private ownership (cars and two-wheelers) of vehicles and declining public and non-motorised transport use. As per the Road Transport Year Book, 230 million vehicles are plying on Indian roads in 2016 out of which 86% of vehicle share is of the private vehicles[1].

​Perceptions towards solar mini‐grid systems in India: A multi‐stakeholder analysis

Research Paper
| December 12, 2019

​This study identifies and assesses the perspectives of four key stakeholder groups towards solar minigrids in rural India. The stakeholders considered are policymakers, minigrid developers and operators, development organizations, and national grid representatives. Recent state and national policies in India have increased the focus on minigrids and their services.

Fleet Modernization: A solution to achieve better air quality

Policy brief
| December 10, 2019

India's transport demand has grown from a total of 5.3 million in 1981 to 230 million in 2016, with two-wheelers and cars having 73% and 14% share, respectively. Commercial vehicles though constitute only about 5% of the total fleet, contribute to nearly 80% of total PM emissions. Phase-wise implementation of fleet modernization (transforming pre BS-IV commercial vehicles to BS-VI) would lead to a 40-80% reduction in PM and NOx emissions from the sector by 2025.

My whole effort is to make mud a viable material, says Revathi Kamath

Article
| December 9, 2019

Delhi-based architect Revathi Kamath held a two-day mud and bamboo workshop close on the heels of the 11th edition of GRIHA Summit in Delhi where she introduced participants to the benefit of using earth architecture and techniques for a sustainable and integrated approach to development. The workshop also gave hands-on experience in sustainable architecture.

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.