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

Resurrection of Nalidixic Acid: Evaluation of Water-Based Nanoformulations as Potential Nanomedicine

Research Paper
| October 9, 2018

Resistance to quinolone antibiotics has been a serious problem ever since nalidixic acid was introduced into clinical medicine. Over time, resistance of pathogenic microbes to nalidixic acid led to the design of novel variants to revive its potential application. In the present work, a series of eight nanoformulations of nalidixic acid-based diacyl and sulfonyl acyl hydrazine derivatives were prepared.

An open outdoor algal growth system of improved productivity for biofuel production

Research Paper
| October 8, 2018

BACKGROUND Microalgae are among the most promising options for renewable fuel production in the future. Translating high laboratory yields to outdoor productivity has been a major challenge. Outdoor sunlight intensity is much greater than the saturation light intensities of algae. An open outdoor growth system design has been developed based on systematic distribution of sunlight to improve the productivity.

The Call Of The Chengu

Article
| October 5, 2018

In a remote area of the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, village communities are creating community conserved areas to protect their forests. They are also working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing. Dr. Pia Sethi writes of the people’s creative efforts to develop bird and biodiversity-based ecotourism.

A Goa village that strives to protect the fast-vanishing 'Khazans'

Article
| October 3, 2018

Paddy fields in khazans Khazan ecosystems are reclaimed wetlands and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated by the construction of embankmen

Towards COP24: From Bangkok to Katowice

Article
| September 26, 2018

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

'Infusion of capital required to accelerate transition to renewable energy in India'

Article
| September 26, 2018

Experts discuss India's need to reconcile its development imperatives with environmental sustainability, at Climate Week NYC

Transcending the challenges: Provisioning universal access to electricity

Article
| September 17, 2018

Bridging the electricity access gap has necessitated innovation in terms of product design, business models, service delivery systems, tariffs, financial instruments, and capacity building strategies

Right to clean environment has emerged as a new human right in India: Dr Ajay Mathur

Article
| September 12, 2018

The Director General, TERI, gave a public address on 'Clean environment as a Human Right: Exploring synergies between the environment, SDGs, and human rights' at the Silver Jubilee Lecture of the NHRC, in New Delhi on 10th September

How safe is the water that is supplied in our homes?

Article
| September 11, 2018

Understanding groundwater contamination in India - Conversation with Anshuman, Associate Director, Water Resources, TERI

Delhi and Pune municipal solid waste treatment plants – learnings for other cities

Article
| September 11, 2018

TERI recently implemented a project in partnership with Climate and Clean Air Coalition (waste initiative) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from the municipal solid waste sector.