Maharashtra government gets ready to cope with climate change

11 Oct 2017
| Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared an adaptation policy to help the state cope with changing climatic conditions and its adverse impact. Prepared by TERI, the policy suggested strict norms to reduce pollution through vehicles in cities, conservation of mangroves, plantation of trees on both the sides of the roads and constructing shelters at specific distances (in case of natural calamities), a policy for treatment of sewage water to reduce demand of drinking water, revival of lakes and

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Apex court re-imposes ban on cracker sales in Delhi-NCR

09 Oct 2017
| The Hindu Business Line

The Supreme Court has re-imposed the ban on sale of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying there was "direct evidence of deterioration of air quality" every year during Diwali on account of bursting of crackers. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI, the order will play a crucial role in regulating air pollution in the region and reduce the impact on human health. The ban will ensure that the levels of air pollutants do not reach as high as they did last year around Diwali.

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Tata Steel, TERI launch 'Green School Project' in Odisha

19 Sep 2017
| Business Standard

Tata Steel has in association with TERI launched an initiative to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in Odisha's Jajpur district. They have started the first series of workshops for the students at their Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur under the "Green School Project".

30th Anniversary of Montreal Protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day Celebrated PAN-India Awareness Campaign reaches out to nearly 28 lakh students in the country

17 Sep 2017
| Business Standard

A series of publications launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the occasion include – a handbook on HCFC Phase-out and Energy Efficiency in Buildings; the first edition of \'newsTRAC; and a newsletter for service technicians in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC) sector. These two publications were launched as part of the enabling component of India\'s HCFC Phase out Management Plan, for which United Nations Environment is the cooperating agency

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Price of electricity from renewables will be same as from coal by 2025 unfortunate that coal cess went to GST

13 Sep 2017
| The Times of India Blog

In an interview with the newspaper, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General of TERI and member of PM\'s Council on Climate Change, spoke on the debate over the high costs of renewable energy and how India should balance energy policy.

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Cenergist signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Energy and Resources Institute

24 Aug 2017
| The Financial Express

UK-based energy efficiency services firm - Cenergist which rolled out its Indian operation from Kolkata today signed an MoU with TERI to promote greener products and projects. Cenergist will distribute LED bulbs in UK and is in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).

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Alarming rise in coastal pollution

12 Jul 2017
| Deccan Herald

A recent report by TERI has drawn attention to the rising levels of pollution in India's long coastline which poses a threat to the health and wellbeing of human and other forms of life. The survival of some species of both flora and fauna may be in danger because the ecosystems that support them may disappear. The report has noted that large amounts of waste water and agricultural run-off which are let into the coastline are increasingly polluting the waters. Industrial effluents, municipal

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BRPL, TERI in MoU to explore opportunities in solar rooftops, e-vehicles

12 Jul 2017
| The Economic Times

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and TERI have entered into a partnership to explore collaboration opportunities for solar rooftop, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies. The collaboration will foster path breaking research and explore newer collaboration opportunities in the domain of emerging technologies. This will also provide impetus in rooftop PV sector in NCT of Delhi by mitigating challenges faced by discoms.

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TERI ranked second among world's climate think tanks

03 Jul 2017
| India Today

TERI was ranked number two by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), an internationally-renowned body whose activities focus on the design of climate policy and related governance issues. The New Delhi-based think tank was ranked under the category 2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankings during ICCGs 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in Athens in Greece.

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Stress on collaboration, use of technology for sustainable development

02 Jul 2017
| The Assam Tribune

TERI, North Eastern Regional Centre (TERI-NE) organised an interactive session titled, 'Synergising Efforts Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030' at its Guwahati campus recently. The discussion primarily revolved around the challenges in achieving the goal of sustainable development through the SDGs-2030 and the initiatives undertaken in different sectors towards achieving the same. The discussion concluded with a general consensus that, SDGs-2030 cover every sphere of life,

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India, EU to boost environmental cooperation

30 Jun 2017

India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of environment, resource efficiency and, circular economy under the EU\'s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India. The Resource Efficiency Initiative (REI) project will be implemented on behalf of the European Union by a consortium led by Deutsche Gesellschaftf r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with TERI, Confederation of the Indian Industry and Adelphi. The project objectives includes

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US announces $7.5 million to advance India's power grid

21 Jun 2017
| The Economic Times

The US government will spend $7.5 million to help advance India's power grid, as part of the two countries' commitments to ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy. India's Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. The Indian team, led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, includes partners from IIIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneshwar and TERI, New

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