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

In the light of what we cannot see: Exploring the interconnections between gender and electricity access

Research Paper
| December 3, 2019

In this paper we quantify gendered decision-making patterns regarding electricity access, light and appliances in selected rural contexts in Mahadevsthan (Nepal), Homa Bay (Kenya) and Chhattisgarh (India). In the literature, decision-making in electricity has primarily been studied through case studies and qualitative methods. By quantifying some of the gendered patterns in this field, we first seek to document and compare the situation in selected contexts and then to refine the understanding of the nexus between gender and electricity access.

Nutrient pollution in the South Asia Seas (SAS)

Policy brief
| December 3, 2019

Anthropogenic activities like (i) agriculture fertilisers, (ii) coastal pisciculture, (i) sewage discharge, (iv) industrial activity, (v) burning fossil fuels and (vi) effluents from ports increase nutrients in surface water and seas. Nitrate pollution is largely caused by agriculture run-off, discharge from industry and manure or sewage. Phosphate pollution is tied to improper treatment of detergents in wastewater and from agro-fertilisers.

Climate action: Industries need to be frontrunners for a low-carbon future

Article
| November 27, 2019

Industries have an important role in bringing about low-carbon growth and meeting climate goals. The presence of a number of industry representatives at the UN Climate Summit 2019 was a sign of an increasing recognition of their role in taking steps to control carbon emissions, especially in ‘harder-to-abate’ sectors such as cement, steel, aviation etc.

Discussion Paper on Article 6 – State of Play

Policy brief
| November 27, 2019

Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

Policy brief
| November 22, 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weight under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximizing mutual confidence between Parties while ensuring that the Parties are not unduly stretched beyond their capacities.

Enabling Policies for Advancing Sustainability of Electricity Access Programs

Research Paper
| November 22, 2019

As 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity globally, the challenge of ensuring universal electricity access in accordance with the Sustainable Energy for All initiative remains herculean. This chapter maps policy linkages, identifies the gaps in policies and recommends options for developing the enabling environment. The chapter suggests that the policy environment governing electricity access at present is weak and that improvements are required to deliver a sustainable outcome.

समाधान नहीं है मास्क-एयर प्यूरीफायर: 'टेरी' महानिदेशक डॉ. अजय माथुर

Article
| November 15, 2019

इंटरव्यू:'ऑड-इवन से लेकर पराली तक के विकल्प बता रहे हैं 'टेरी' महानिदेशक डॉ. अजय माथुर

Green Schools: The first step to sustainability

Article
| November 14, 2019

GRIHA takes it a step forward by making children a torchbearer of change that we want to see around us. It has developed a green rating system for Existing Day Schools to train school students in assessing the environmental performance of their school against nationally-accepted benchmarks.

Mainstreaming Green Homes in India

Article
| November 14, 2019

There needs to be greater awareness around the fact that sustainable is affordable because only consumers can drive the demand for green buildings.