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Contamination of Heavy Metals in India

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Dr. Vibha Dhawan, DG, TERI on India's ambitious and bold stand on climate action and equity

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Publications

Utilization of agricultural waste biomass and recycling toward circular bioeconomy

Research Paper
| May 31, 2022

The major global concern on energy is focused on conventional fossil resources. The burning of fossil fuels is an origin of greenhouse gas emissions resulting in the utmost threat to the environment and subsequently which leads to global climate changes. As far as sustainability is concerned, fuels and materials derived from organic or plant wastes overcome this downside establishing the solution to the fossil resource crisis.

Microbeads: A Brewing Environmental Concern

Article
| April 26, 2022

The prevalence of microplastics in the environment has become a major global concern. Plastics based on their size are broadly classified as Macro and Microplastics (<5 mm) and enter the environment through various routes.

A link towards integrating informal sector may complete the EPR mechanism

Article
| April 26, 2022

India generates close to 3.46 million tonnes of plastic waste annually and CPCB estimates suggest close to 60% of this waste is recycled.

Readiness and Capacity Needs Assessment for Electric Vehicle Adoption in Indian Cities

Article
| April 21, 2022

Global dependence on fossil fuels in the transport sector has been a key driver of climate change and air pollution. In India, motorized transport accounts for a large share of the country’s total GHG emissions. Therefore, the swift replacement of internal combustion engines (ICE Vehicles) with Electric Vehicles (EVs) is imperative to decarbonize India’s transport sector.

Air pollution causing heart diseases

Research Paper
| April 1, 2022

AIR pollution poses as much health hazard as tobacco smoking, according to a paper published in Cancer Biology & Medicine (Zhao, 2019). Fine particles floating in the air, known as PM2.5, present the greatest threat to human health among the air pollutants. These microscopic particles are ten times finer than the thickness of our hair. While breathing in polluted air, PM2.5 quickly reaches our lungs and blood circulation and remains there for a long time.

Air pollution causing heart diseases

Research Paper
| April 1, 2022

AIR pollution poses as much health hazard as tobacco smoking, according to a paper published in Cancer Biology & Medicine (Zhao, 2019). Fine particles floating in the air, known as PM2.5, present the greatest threat to human health among the air pollutants. These microscopic particles are ten times finer than the thickness of our hair. While breathing in polluted air, PM2.5 quickly reaches our lungs and blood circulation and remains there for a long time.

Water Crisis in India: The World’s Largest Groundwater User

Article
| March 24, 2022

In this article, Anita Khuller says that with increasing news of areas facing water shortages and drought, saving water and using it more efficiently has become the need of the hour. Globally, providing clean drinking water is becoming a bigger challenge with population growth.

Transitioning to a Low Carbon Technology for the Road Transport in India

Policy brief
| March 14, 2022

India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. At present, India accounts for a significant multimodal road transport sector contributing approximately 10 per cent of country’s total CO2 emissions, making it the second most carbon emitting sector in the country. Driven by rising population, income, and urbanization, under a business-as-usual scenario, India’s energy demand from transport is projected to increase six fold in 2050 from current levels.