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

​An Audit of Municipal Solid Waste Management in a Mega-City (East Delhi): Challenges and Opportunities.

Research Paper
| August 2, 2019

Municipal Solid waste management in developing countries is a gigantic task and its improper management can lead to severe environmental concerns and immense economic loss.

Distributed solar photovoltaics landscape in Uttar Pradesh, India: Lessons for transition to decentralised rural electrification​.

Research Paper
| August 1, 2019

​The energy poverty cycle continues to pose a major challenge for governments in emerging economies. Electrification has typically been delivered through centralised generation and distribution that has not always afforded equitable or efficient access. Decentralised solar technologies are fast approaching financial parity and have certain environmental advantages over grid extension, especially in rural and remote societies. We explore the emergence of decentralised energy systems in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populated state with notable energy access and equity challenges.

Reversing land degradation in India

Article
| July 30, 2019

Nearly one-third of area in India faces the threat of land degradation. India strives to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030.

Residents of Gujarat can install rooftop solar power plants with I-SMART

Article
| July 25, 2019

Gujarat announces new solar rooftop subsidy for its residential consumers

​Marginalisation of Off-grid Energy Sector in Sri Lanka: What Lessons could be learnt?

Research Paper
| July 23, 2019

Renewable energy-based off-grid projects have played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s universal electrification effort. The paper, in this context, unravels two crucial and quite interrelated aspects of decentralised off-grid electrification in the country: a) it critically analyses the off-grid electricity sector development and assesses its contribution to the universal electrification in the country and; b) it examines the current set of challenges associated with the off-grid electrification in the larger context of massive grid expansion.

Have a sweet tooth? Treat yourselves to a spirulina chocolate bar

Article
| July 16, 2019

When it comes to chocolate, resisting temptation is futileChocolate is the ultimate comfort food and the one food source that can make most pe

Way forward from Bonn 2019

Article
| July 5, 2019

In the midst of increasing appeals for bold climate action across the globe by students and civil society, and a resounding call from the scientific community to urgently address the devastating impacts of climate change, the 2019 Bonn Climate Change Conference marked an intermediate stage in the build up to implementation of the Paris Agreement.

A 'green division' in Delhi to reduce residents' carbon footprint

Article
| July 2, 2019

A Model Green Division project by a discom in East Delhi's Mayur Vihar could reduce 2100 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent

हरित एजेन्डा: भारत में वायु को स्वच्छ करना

Article
| July 2, 2019

The true extent of air pollution in India may become more evident when air quality monitoring is expanded to cities where it isn’t yet conducted.