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Publications

Assessing Management of Plastic Straws Attached with used Beverage Cartons – A Case Study of 3 Metropolitan Cities of India

Research Paper
| June 23, 2020

The global plastic production has increased from 1.5 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) in 1950 to 359 MMT in 2018 and overall around 8.3 Billion Metric Tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced worldwide. Globally, only 9% produced plastic was recycled and 12% went into thermal recovery routes. Indian plastic consumption is estimated to be 20 MMT by end of 2020with about 39% of total plastics being consumed for packaging. India’s growth rate of plastic consumption is one of the highest in the world, due to rising middle class income group.

Assessing the environmental benefits from switching auto-rickshaws in Chennai to electric

Policy brief
| June 18, 2020

In Chennai, auto rickshaws constitute 40% of all transport vehicles and 58% of passenger transport vehicles. The share of auto-rickshaws has increased from practically zero in 1970 to over 6% in 2008.

भारत के नेतृत्व को मज़बूत करने के लिए अक्षय ऊर्जा, यातायात और खाद्य सुरक्षा पर ध्यान देना ज़रूरी

Article
| June 17, 2020

अक्षय ऊर्जा के लाभ सिर्फ पर्यावरण तक सीमित नहीं है बल्कि इस क्षेत्र में रोज़गार के अवसर भी पैदा किए जा सकते हैं। इसी तरह अगर हम साइकिल की तरफ रुख करेंगे तो भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था को इसका फायदा होगा। कृषि उत्पादन तो हमने बढ़ा लिया है लेकिन पोषण सुरक्षा को ध्यान में रखते हुए हमें जैविक खेती को बढ़ावा देना होगा और इससे स्थानीय स्तर पर रोज़गार के अवसर हो सकते हैं।

Integrating electric buses in public transport: Kolkata's success story

Article
| June 16, 2020

The IEA featured TERI's case study on Kolkata's successful operation of e-buses fleet in its flagship publication GEVO 2020

Nudging MSMEs towards natural gas to lighten Delhi's air pollution burden

Article
| June 9, 2020

Making natural gas an attractive fuel option for small and medium industries can be an important step in cleaning Delhi-NCR's air

Make Hydrogen in India: Driving India towards the clean energy technology frontier

Policy brief
| June 5, 2020

Indian industry and government should work together to develop a hydrogen economy under an ambitious 'Hydrogen Mission' to maximise the benefits for India and accelerate the energy transition.

An Audit of Mechanized Road Sweeping Operations in National Capital of India- A case Study

Research Paper
| June 3, 2020

Air pollution has increasingly become a serious concern, predominantly because of its impact on health, agriculture and the general well-being of humans, floral and faunal population. A study in 2018 revealed, dust and construction contribute 17% and 38% of PM2.5 concentrations and 25% and 41% of PM10 concentration in Delhi during summer and winters respectively. Indicating a clear demand to reduce exhaust and non-exhaust emissions, from the city- particularly associated with roads dust.

An Audit of Mechanized Road Sweeping Operations in National Capital of India- A case Study

Research Paper
| June 3, 2020

Air pollution has increasingly become a serious concern, predominantly because of its impact on health, agriculture and the general well-being of humans, floral and faunal population. A study in 2018 revealed, dust and construction contribute 17% and 38% of PM2.5 concentrations and 25% and 41% of PM10 concentration in Delhi during summer and winters respectively. Indicating a clear demand to reduce exhaust and non-exhaust emissions, from the city- particularly associated with roads dust.

World Environment Day 2020: Cultivating biodiversity one backyard at a time

Article
| June 3, 2020

Acknowledging our interconnectedness to biodiversity might help in preventing climate-induced disasters and pandemics in the future.

India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

Article
| June 3, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of migrants head home, without any promise of livelihood, India's forestry and biodiversity resources can offer a ray of hope. There are solutions and mechanisms in place, but they need to be implemented with conviction. Dr. JV Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI, explains.