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

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.

An unexpected raid: A tale of communities and conservation from Nagaland

Article
| December 18, 2018

"Rules are rules; we shall definitely fine the offenders. The village council has set the rules and we all need to obey the same.

Technical analysis for preferring more efficient and green technology for thermal power generation: "Advanced-Ultra Supercritical 760°C"

Research Paper
| December 18, 2018

This paper deals with the technical analysis for preferring more "Efficient and Green” of “Advanced-Ultra Supercritical 760°C technology for power generation for achieving more savings on Efficiency, Capital Cost, O&M Cost and with reduced GHG emissions instead of preferring "710°C technology". There is an urgent need for the shifting of the focus of technology development for proposed A-USC (Advanced Ultra-Super Critical) from A-USC-710°C to A-USC-760°C for availing greener and less costly cost power generation option.

Does access to energy cause human development ? A Granger causality check

Article
| December 11, 2018

Not many have looked into the causality between the percentage of a country’s population with energy access and the corresponding rise in its human development score

Green growth intervention and job creation

Article
| December 11, 2018

Sufficiently skilled workers will be needed for employment in renewable energy and green building job markets in India

Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

Article
| December 10, 2018

The Energy and Resources Institute is attending the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14th December 2018. This is a summary of developments over the course of week 1, and an analysis of what can be expected for week 2.

India's ambition is substantial in social, political and environmental terms: Key messages from India's NDC

Policy brief
| December 7, 2018

India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) must be seen in a holistic manner, the aim being to achieve sustainable development within the framework of 8 quantitative and qualitative NDCs. India's plan as per its quantified NDC targets is to: lower emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% compared to 2005 levels by 2030; increase total cumulative electricity generation from fossil free energy sources to 40% by 2030; create additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons through additional forest and tre

A look at mining through the SDG lens

Article
| December 6, 2018

Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, gave the keynote address at the Conference on Contemporary Mining Issues by the Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) in New Delhi

'India can manage a progressive transition from coal to renewables'

Policy brief
| December 4, 2018

In the coal vs renewables question in India, a more flexible power system can help manage a progressive transition, according to TERI's new discussion paper 'Coal Transition in India'

Reimagining the Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Article
| November 27, 2018

Sustainability is a relatively new subject and the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer is newer still. The increase in regulations in the climate change space, need for non-financial business disclosures for investor organizations and the intensification of the international dialogue has made many organizations reposition the head of sustainability practice as a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).