Climate

In the post-Paris agreement era, accelerating climate action is the biggest hope to ensure a safe future for all. In India, our work focuses on climate modelling to develop a better understanding of climate variability at regional scales. We study the risks and vulnerabilities of key sectors such as water, health, agriculture and industry. Our work in climate science is inextricably linked to policy research and recommendations for the Indian government to shape its domestic policies, as well as contribute to its position in global negotiations. Through a number of initiatives, we are beginning to extend our knowledge and research in climate science and policy to other emerging economies.

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    Road to COP24

    Climate Finance - Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

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    Heat stress: Learning to adapt before it gets too hot

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    Market-based approaches of the Paris agreement: Where are we now?

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    Climate Transparency - Brown to Green Report 2018: Assessing the G20 Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

    21st November 2018 | Juniper Hall, IHC Complex, New Delhi

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    Towards COP24: From Bangkok to Katowice

    For successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, issues frustrating developing and developed nations must be resolved; political trade-offs may provide an answer

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Projects

Articles

Towards COP24: From Bangkok to Katowice

Mr Abhishek Kaushik
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Ms Noemie Leprince Ringuet

For successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, issues frustrating developing and developed nations must be resolved; political trade-offs may provide an answer

Road to COP24

Ms Tamiksha Singh

Climate Finance - Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Storm Havoc: Better to worry now than regret later

Ms Shreya Trivedi

Natural events are no more a national concern; rising impact requires international collaborations

Events

Training programmes on 'Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement and Rehabilitation'

December 17, 2018
to December 21, 2018

TERI has designed a five day training programme to equip stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required for compliance with the legal and procedural aspects of the Act and to address the community processes of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation.

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Climate Transparency - Brown to Green Report 2018: Assessing the G20 Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

November 21, 2018
to November 21, 2018

Most of the major economies have adopted sustainable energy use and a transition towards lower carbon growth as an explicit objective of their development policy. In India, the proportion of people having access to electricity dramatically increased from 43.3% in 1990 to 84.5% in 2016. Currently, coal plays a crucial role with a share of more than 50% in the primary energy mix in India. This makes the energy transition in the country a major challenge.

News

India can't achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Study

November 16, 2018 |
November 16, 2018
NDTV
The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 'Brown to Green Report' has been compiled by Climate Transparency -- a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, with many from emerging economies. TERI is the country partner for India.

Reasons for hope in the face of climate change

November 3, 2018
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| Business Standard

The Paris Agreement adopted the goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius and recognised the need to actually restrict warming to 1.5 degrees. The recently released Special Report of the International Panel on Climate Change is an unambiguous wake-up call. The present trajectory is taking the world to warming by three degrees. There is no option but to get to a fossil fuel-free global economy at the earliest if human civilisation is to survive. Fortunately, technological breakthroughs make transitioning to a fossil fuel-free economy both feasible and affordable.

Floods in India: Is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?

August 23, 2018
| Mr Prasoon Singh
| Hindustan Times

The occurrence probability of rainfall intensity, duration and frequency are going to increase in the future in all emission scenarios developed by the International Panel for Climate Change. Thus, the high intensity and longer duration of rainfall is the likely hydrological future of India. Apart from weather extremes; unplanned development, encroachments in riparian zones, failure of flood control structures, unplanned reservoir operations, poor drainage infrastructure, land use change and sedimentation in river beds are exacerbating floods.

Policy

Loss and Damage: The Gradual Progression and the Road Ahead

October 31, 2018

Loss and damage, in the context of climate change, is associated with the particular impacts of climate change in developing countries vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather events. In this article, Kavya Bajaj helps us understand the milestone developments that have taken place in various climate conferences regarding this controversial mechanism.

Linking Carbon Markets: A case study of India's PAT and REC Schemes

July 31, 2018

Following the enactment of the Paris Agreement, the carbon markets in national and international spheres are poised for revival. Although the global carbon market dependent on the Kyoto Protocol have nearly collapsed, many voluntary or national carbon markets are still functioning in several countries under relevant regulations or voluntary arrangements. These include markets and trading systems such as Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) and Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) in India.

Market-based approaches of the Paris agreement: Where are we now?

July 31, 2018

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) focuses on a framework for countries to voluntarily cooperate using market and non-market based approaches to raise climate ambition. In the process there is also recognition of the need to establish an emissions accounting framework that will promote sustainable development, and environmental integrity.

Services

Climate change risk assessment

We generate climate projections at global and regional scales and impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessments in key sectors using established models and our in-house super-computing facility. We also conducts GHG inventorization and mitigation analysis. We provide national and international policy analysis and review, and contribute to key issues in negotiations encompassing adaptation, mitigation, technology, and finance.

Team

Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
Associate Director, Growth, Diversification & Commercialization