Yearender 2020

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Plastic Waste Management: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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Climate Action: What's Next for India?

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हर घर जल: चुनौतियाँ और अवसर

Article
| December 17, 2020

पेयजल आपूर्ति में भारत का अनुभव नया नहीं है। जल जीवन मिशन कार्यक्रम से पहले, ग्रामीण घरों में पेयजल आपूर्ति प्रणाली के प्रावधान में एक बड़ी राशि खर्च की गई थी। 'जल जीवन मिशन' के लिए वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 के बजट में 11,500 करोड़ रुपये रुपए आवंटित किए हैं। इस कार्यक्रम को एक बड़ी सफलता बनाने के लिए कुछ महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को जल्द हल किया जाना चाहिए।

Monitoring of community wastewater for early signalling the spread of COVID-19 in Chennai City

Policy brief
| December 14, 2020

Wastewater has emerged as a good indicator for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 as confirmed by several research studies across the globe through the detection of SARSCoV-2 Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA) in faeces of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Identification and probiotic potential of lactic acid bacteria from camel milk

Research Paper
| December 11, 2020

In the present study, a total of 80 presumed lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from camel milk. Selected LAB were identified as Lactococcus lactis (cam 12), Enterococcus lactis (cam 14) and

Plastic Waste Management: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Policy brief
| December 2, 2020

Plastics not only are enduring, lightweight, and available at low prices, but also have very good thermal and electrical insulation properties. The versatile properties of various plastic polymers— being water-resistant, non-porous, ductile and malleable—make them suitable for manufacturing a wide range of products that also bring medical and technological advances in our modern society.

Cooling India with Energy Efficient Solutions

Article
| November 27, 2020

With rapid urbanisation and a growing population, there is a demand for sustainable, clean, and energy efficient cooling solutions. Access to cooling has become a development need and an equality issue. The interplay of a variety of factors is important to understand in order to encourage energy efficiency in cooling.

Blue economy meets international political economy: The emerging picture.

Research Paper
| November 27, 2020

Blue economy like green economy tries to bring to forefront the role of economic players, both state and non-state market actors, thus making it important to examine the issue from the lens of international political economy. This article defines blue economy as economic practices that seek to achieve conservation, inclusive development and sustainable use of oceans and seas as commons through poly-centric, multi-level and multi-actor interventions.

Discounting the Climate Future: Social Discount Rate for India's Climate Policy

Policy brief
| November 27, 2020

Climate change, from an economic perspective, can be understood as a market failure. The associated risks with this changing climate, as well as impacts on socio-economic systems in form of health, livelihood, food and water security, are projected to be higher with increasing global warming.

Students RoaR for wildlife conservation in India

Article
| 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

Climate future for the next 20 years will be driven by what Asia does

Article
| 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'.

Strengthening Urban Climate Action: Takeaways from a Webinar Series

Article
| 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.