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

Induction stoves as an option for clean cooking in rural India

Research Paper
| January 11, 2018

As part of a programme on ‘access to clean cooking alternatives in rural India’, induction stoves were introduced in nearly 4000 rural households in Himachal Pradesh, one of the few highly electrified states in India. Analysis of primary usage information from 1000 rural households revealed that electricity majorly replaced Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), generally used as a secondary cooking fuel, but did not influence a similar shift from traditional mud stoves as the primary cooking technology.

Infopreneurship : A Strategic Initiative for Business Development in Libraries

Research Paper
| January 11, 2018

Infopreneurship is not a new concept in information service industry, but not very popular also.This is because majority of the library, organizations, institutions are government supported.But a large number of libraries and information centers, especially those are from private set up or self-funded are exploring avenues to generate fund by developing sustainability model.Another reasons is that the library and information centers are considered to be not-for-profit set up and the services would be provided free of cost.

Inquisition of Microcystis aeruginosa and Synechocystis nanowires: characterization and modelling 

Research Paper
| January 11, 2018

Identification of extracellular conductive pilus-like structures (PLS) i.e. microbial nanowires has spurred great interest among scientists due to their potential applications in the fields of biogeochemistry, bioelectronics, bioremediation etc. Using conductive atomic force microscopy, we identified microbial nanowires in Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 which is an aerobic, photosynthetic microorganism. We also confirmed the earlier finding that Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 produces microbial nanowires.

Persistent organic pollutants in Indian environment: a wake-up call for concerted action

Policy brief
| January 11, 2018

India has a comprehensive apparatus of environmental laws. However, the lack of an integrated approach to the regulation of chemicals, poor management of pollution, and the fundamentally retrospective vision have resulted in ineffective implementation of the laws as demonstrated by the example of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment.

Heat Island Effect in an Industrial Cluster - Identification, Mitigation and Adaptation

Policy brief
| November 24, 2017

The Ib-Valley region of Odisha is a rapidly growing industrial hub with a range of large industries as well as coal mining. The study seeks to assess the heat island effect in this region, which could be attributable to anthropogenic activities. This briefing paper outlines the Heat Island mitigation and adaptation strategies based on the study conducted in this region. Thermal hotspots have been identified using approaches such as remote sensing based Land Surface Temperature (LST) modelling and field survey based ambient temperature and humidity monitoring.

SDGs: An imperative for climate change

Policy brief
| November 13, 2017

This paper examines the historical progression of the important global developments and climate change agendas as well as throws light on the interface between climate change and sustainable development. The paper

Zero Draft Policy on Regulation of Nanoproducts in Agriculture

Policy brief
| November 10, 2017

The use of nanotechnology in agriculture may help India meet challenges such as depleting soil health, rise in food grain demand and the need to make agriculture sustainable.

Discussion Paper: Restructuring the Environmental Governance Architecture for India

Policy brief
| October 30, 2017

The Discussion Paper examines the current architecture of the main environment related legislations, namely the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; and The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, in the context of the Constitutional provisions and the evolution of approaches to better environmental management, including those emanating from international conventions.

Special Commentary - Sustainable Development Goals: An India Perspective

Article
| August 9, 2017

(In the context of the convening of the UN's High Level Political Forum on SDGs from 10th to 19th July)