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

Plastic ban in Tamil Nadu - EPR linkage and incentive model are key for success

Article
| January 2, 2019

Tamil Nadu is set to enforce a ban on the use of plastic commodities including non-biodegradable carry bags, single-use cups, plates and straws, beginning the first of January, 2019.

Social Impact Assessment: can we do away with it?

Article
| January 2, 2019

On 10th December 2018, the Supreme Court issued notices to the governments of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu to respond to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a group of activists led by Medha Patekar challenging the wide-ranging amendments made to The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013.

India's rampant urban water issues and challenges

Article
| December 28, 2018

The consistent increase in the rate of growth of India's population has also led to the increase in demand for water, particularly in the urban areas where the rate of increase is highler compared to rural areas.

​Reengineering India's Education System Through E-Learning

Research Paper
| December 27, 2018

The education marketplace in India is changing dramatically, whether at school, university, or at advanced or professional course levels. In today's context, the need of the hour is to augment knowledge in every sphere to remain abreast of the competitive landscape. On the other hand, with the constant advent of ICT and rapid invasion of internet in the knowledge society, the online delivery models are becoming user friendly, interactive, and dynamic.

DNA fingerprinting of plants: Applications for conservation and utilisation of bio-resources

Article
| December 27, 2018

Recent advances in molecular biology have led to development of a series of DNA-based techniques for estimation of genetic diversity, which is increasingly under threat due to over-exploitation of natural resources.

Applicability of the electrocoagulation process in treating real municipal wastewater containing pharmaceutical active compounds.

Research Paper
| December 26, 2018

​In this study, the viability of using electrocoagulation process as a method for pharmaceuticals removal from real municipal wastewater was demonstrated. Batch experimental runs were performed using a simple laboratory scale electrochemical reactor with aluminium and stainless steel as anode and cathode, respectively. Diclofenac (DCF), carbamazepine (CBZ) and amoxicillin (AMX) were selected as representative of pharmaceuticals frequently detected in the aquatic environment.

Giving back to affected communities with mining revenues

Policy brief
| December 20, 2018

District Mineral Foundations present an opportunity to benefit communities bearing the socio-economic, environmental impacts of mining operations

Overcoming the price hump: Financing energy efficiency

Article
| December 20, 2018

Around the world energy efficiency is being looked as resource to address some of the critical problems of the energy sector. This has probably been the most cost effective way to address energy security, peak demand management, electricity access while mitigating climate change impacts.

Improving soil microorganisms for sturdier tea cultivation, come drought or flood

Article
| December 20, 2018

TERI is working in Assam to reengineer plant root-associated microbes to make tea cultivation more resistant to biotic and abiotic challenges

Best Practices on National GHG Inventory Management System: Case studies from South Africa, Ghana, South Korea, Japan, and Chile

Article
| December 18, 2018

The Paris Agreement established a Transparency Framework in order to build mutual trust and confidence and to promote effective implementation, an enhanced transparency framework for action and support, with built-in flexibility which takes into account Parties' different capacities.