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Innovative financial mechanisms to achieve additional 2.5–3.0 billion tonne of CO2e through additional forest and tree cover in India by 2030

Policy brief
| February 11, 2021

India's forestry funds require a considerable increase in their allocation, along with other immediate reform in the forestry sector, to achieve the nation's forestry Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) target. This policy brief underlines the challenges in achieving the ambitious target of forestry NDCs while laying down recommendations and a roadmap focusing on the need for innovative financial mechanisms.

Scope and potential of coastal ecosystem towards mitigating climate change

Policy brief
| February 11, 2021

The key role of blue carbon in mitigating climate change through coastal ecosystem habitats remains unrecognized and unutilized. This policy brief aims to assess this carbon sequestration and mitigation potential of coastal ecosystems for India to achieve its forestry NDC target.

Designing the methodology to establish minimum support prices of trees grown outside forests

Policy brief
| February 11, 2021

Agroforestry systems in India have the potential of achieving two-thirds of the forestry sector's NDC targets. This policy brief aims at analysing the status, potential and needs of agroforestry in India and the benefits of providing MSP to farmers for the timber they produce.

Baseline and quantification of sequestration of 2.5–3 billion tonne of CO2e by 2030

Policy brief
| February 11, 2021

The present study focuses on analysing the gaps and challenges in attaining the desired NDC goal of creating an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonne of CO2e through additional forest and tree covers through forestry, and summarize the possible recommendations and a road map for achieving the same.

Estimation of the current emission and sequestration, as well as future potential of sequestration/emission reduction to achieve land degradation neutrality in India

Policy brief
| February 11, 2021

Understanding carbon sequestration potential of land use sectors is crucial for India to achieve its NDC target under forestry by 2030. This policy brief aims to do this by providing a detailed perspective on CO2 emission status of different land use sectors in India.

Detecting SARS-COV-2 in wastewater An Early Warning Signal for Covid-19

Policy brief
| February 10, 2021

The Policy Brief is a result of the research study titled ‘Monitoring of Community wastewater for early signaling the spread of COVID-19’, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) jointly undertaken by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRMIST), & Mu Gamma Consultants Pvt Ltd (MGC).

Clean fuel for cooking: Solution to achieve better air quality

Policy brief
| February 5, 2021

The discussion paper 'Clean Fuel for Cooking: Solution to Achieve Better Air Quality' aims to analyse and estimate the financial support that may be required to encourage Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) consumers to switch to LPG for cooking their major meals, over and above the existing subsidy and other financial incentives, as well as to identify a suitable financing strategy to support th

‘Lactobacillus sp. strain TERI-D3’, as microbial cell factory for fermentative production of lactic acid’.

Research Paper
| February 3, 2021

This study reports for lactic acid production from different carbohydrates; monosaccharide (glucose, galactose, lactose) & disaccharides (sucrose) and from lignocellulose biomass (rice straw) by a novel strain ‘Lactobacillus sp. strain TERI-D3’. ‘TERI-D3’ strain produced 19.9, 19.4, 18.1 and 15.8 g/L of lactic acid from glucose, sucrose, lactose and galactose, respectively. Maximum lactic acid yield efficiency (0.97 g/g) was observed with glucose (>95% of the theoretical maximum yield). Lactic acid titer from glucose was 0.41 g/L.

वेटलैंड्स: एक बहुमूल्य प्राकृतिक सम्पदा

Article
| February 2, 2021

आज वर्ल्ड वेटलैंड्स डे है। दुर्लभ, लुप्तप्राय प्रजातियों, बाढ़ नियंत्रण, जलवायु परिवर्तन के प्रभाव को कम करने में वेटलैंड्स का बड़ा महत्व है लेकिन बढ़ते शहरीकरण, बाँध निर्माण, जलाशयों में अपशिष्ट के प्रवाह के कारण ये वेटलैंड नष्ट हो रहे हैं।

2021: क्या हम गर्म होती धरती को 1.5 डिग्री के रास्ते पर ला पाएंगे

Article
| January 21, 2021

वर्ल्ड सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट समिट के 20 साल एनर्जी ट्रांजीशन, क्लीन ओशियन, अडेप्टेशन एंड रेज़ीलियंश, वीमेन ऑन दी राइज़ , इंडस्ट्री ट्रांजीशन, सर्कुलर इकॉनमी, एयर पॉल्यूशन, नेचर-बेस्ड सोल्यूशन, ग्रीन ग्रोथ, जैसी बड़ी थीम पर होगी चर्चा ग्लोबल साउथ से युवाओं और महिलाओं की आवाज़ को आगे रखते हुए की जाने वाली यह चर्चा ग्लास्गो में होने वाले COP26 में योगदान देगी