Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

Does access to energy cause human development ? A Granger causality check

Article
| December 11, 2018

Not many have looked into the causality between the percentage of a country’s population with energy access and the corresponding rise in its human development score

Green growth intervention and job creation

Article
| December 11, 2018

Sufficiently skilled workers will be needed for employment in renewable energy and green building job markets in India

Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

Article
| December 10, 2018

The Energy and Resources Institute is attending the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14th December 2018. This is a summary of developments over the course of week 1, and an analysis of what can be expected for week 2.

India's ambition is substantial in social, political and environmental terms: Key messages from India's NDC

Policy brief
| December 7, 2018

India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) must be seen in a holistic manner, the aim being to achieve sustainable development within the framework of 8 quantitative and qualitative NDCs. India's plan as per its quantified NDC targets is to: lower emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% compared to 2005 levels by 2030; increase total cumulative electricity generation from fossil free energy sources to 40% by 2030; create additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons through additional forest and tre

A look at mining through the SDG lens

Article
| December 6, 2018

Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, gave the keynote address at the Conference on Contemporary Mining Issues by the Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) in New Delhi

'India can manage a progressive transition from coal to renewables'

Policy brief
| December 4, 2018

In the coal vs renewables question in India, a more flexible power system can help manage a progressive transition, according to TERI's new discussion paper 'Coal Transition in India'

Reimagining the Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Article
| November 27, 2018

Sustainability is a relatively new subject and the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer is newer still. The increase in regulations in the climate change space, need for non-financial business disclosures for investor organizations and the intensification of the international dialogue has made many organizations reposition the head of sustainability practice as a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

De-risking solar investments in India

Article
| November 26, 2018

There is a need for financial de-risking instruments to keep up the momentum of the country's progress in solar energy.

Carbon and hydrogen isotope analysis of parathion for characterizing its natural attenuation by hydrolysis at a contaminated site.

Research Paper
| November 22, 2018

The applicability of compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) for assessing in situ hydrolysis of parathion was investigated in a contaminated aquifer at a former pesticide wastes landfill site. Stable isotope analysis of parathion extracted from groundwater taken from different monitoring wells revealed a maximum enrichment in carbon isotope ratio of þ4.9‰ compared to the source of parathion, providing evidence that in situ hydrolysis took place.

A tomorrow unlike yesterday: Transitions in the energy sector in India

Article
| November 21, 2018

Two key determinants of energy transition - technology and finance - have space for business intervention