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

16 Nov 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

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TERI records over 600 species of birds, butterflies and moths in Nagaland

07 Nov 2018
| Northeast Now

A survey conducted by TERI recorded about 222 bird, 200 butterfly and more than 200 moth species in Zunheboto district, including special sightings such as grey-headed parrot bills. The TERI conducted the second “Nagaland Biodiversity Meet” from October 27 to November 4 in Zunheboto. Eco-tourists from the institute and two Naga visitors carried out a survey in three villages - Sukhai, Ghukhuyi, and Kivikhu - in the district with the support of the Nagaland forest department.

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Conflict on rise as animal space shrinks

06 Nov 2018
| Hindustan Times

According to data from the Union environment ministry, more than 1,608 humans were killed in human-wildlife conflict cases involving tigers, leopards, bears and elephants between 2013 and 2017. Increasing habitat loss and fragmentation of corridors animals have used for centuries are certain to cause a spurt in cases, making it vital to develop forest fringes to give animals space to survive, experts say. In 2017, the Wildlife Institute of India recorded 31 leopards across five districts in

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Only 80 buildings in India certified as green: Chief of rating system GRIHA

04 Nov 2018
| Business Standard

India has less than 2 per cent green buildings but there is a huge opportunity to increase that number as about 60 per cent of the infrastructure of the country is yet to be put in place in the next 20 years, according to Mr Sanjay Seth, Chief Executive Officer of the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council. He said that green buildings can help in reducing exposure of people to outside pollutants.

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Delhi's air likely to worsen

03 Nov 2018
| Sunday Guardian

Delhi's air quality is likely to worsen further as air pollution increases due to vehicular pollution, crop burning and the approaching western disturbances around the national capital region (NCR) during the Diwali period. Like every year, pollution levels have once again spiked, with air quality levels reducing from very poor to unhealthy levels across all parts of the NCR. According to a new study released by TERI, 28% of the total pollution levels in Delhi are contributed by

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Delhi pollution: Vehicles, not stubble burning, main cause, says TERI study

01 Nov 2018
| India Today

Pollution, in Delhi and its surrounding areas, is the most severe during winter months. Starting end-October, beginning-November smog covers the entire region. A study, conducted by TERI, throws some light on the reasons behind pollution in Delhi. According to TERI's Dr Sumit Sharma, who works on environment and pollution issues, 36 per cent of the pollution has its source in Delhi itself, 34 per cent in National Capital Region while 30 per cent comes from across international borders.

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Deal inked for biofuel research

31 Oct 2018
| The Hindu

The Department of Biotechnology has signed a three-year, Rs 11 crore deal with TERI to set up a centre to produce "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities." The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing technology but also commercialising it. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.

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Reasons why Indian roads are dangerous, other than bad driving

16 Oct 2018
| The Times of India

Vadodara and Thiruvananthapuram seem to be more pedestrian friendly than many metros as less than 10% of the footpaths in these cities are encroached on, a field audit carried out for the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety has indicated. On the other hand, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Hisar are at the bottom with more than 80% of the total footpath length in these cities encroached upon. The survey done by IIT-Delhi, DIMTS and TERI as a part of an audit conducted for the apex court panel

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India’s leading oil companies must install vapour recovery systems: NGT

14 Oct 2018
| Rajya Sabha

India’s National Green Tribunal has told state-controlled oil companies to equip their stations with vapour recovery devices by October 31, in an effort to reduce toxic emissions at fuel stations.

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CM attends TERI Meet – The Voice of Sikkim

09 Oct 2018
| Sikkim News

The Chief Minister of Sikkim Mr Pawan Chamling presided over the inaugural session of The Eastern and Northeastern Region Policy Dialogue on "Making Liveable Cities: Challenges and Way Forward". Organized by TERI, the dialogue was held primarily to bring together policy makers, academicians and experts under one roof to discuss and deliberate upon the various challenges faced by broadening urban development and its hazards on the environment.

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Boost Kolkata's tram infra, explore dual-use of overhead power lines: TERI

05 Oct 2018
| Business Standard

TERI has advocated bolstering the city’s tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network. Tram infrastructure should be improved. The state government can explore dual-use of tram overhead power supply network, as the same can be shared by electric buses, said TERI’s Director General Dr Ajay Mathur on the sidelines of a Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry programme.

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CESC looking at feasibility of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Kolkata

04 Oct 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

Power utility CESC Ltd is evaluating the possibility of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in the city. According to Mr Debasish Banerjee, Managing Director, Distribution, CESC, the company is currently trying to understand the mechanism behind setting up and running such power stations. Mr Banerjee was speaking at a seminar on sustainable development jointly organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and TERI. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI, said a lot has

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