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.

Read more

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

Read more

Article

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

Read more

Publications

Methane-generating microbe to help power India

Article
| March 3, 2018

TERI is a pioneer in microbial stimulated coal bed methane can increase the longevity and productivity of the coal bed methane fields. Coalbed methane stimulated by microbes can increase the longevity and productivity of the fields. TERI in partnership with OEC is continuing with various field experiments to enhance the gas production from different coalbed methane wells.

Producing hydrogen the biological way

Article
| March 3, 2018

Energy plays a key role in socio-economic development of a nation and thus energy strategy of a nation targets at energy security as well as on energy efficiency. Current global energy demand is relying mostly on fossil fuels.

Slick Solution: Get eco-friendly microbes to chew oil-spills

Article
| March 3, 2018

Our environment is being threatened by nearly every step we take in the direction of growth and development for betterment. Since our realization of the same, we have started taking the necessary steps to ensure we clean up the environment or at least attempt to do so.

Forests in India are net source of GHG emissions

Article
| March 3, 2018

While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource. This situation will remain unchanged if related policies and programmes are implemented at their current pace and commitment.

District Mineral Foundations: Sharing mining revenues with communities

Article
| March 3, 2018

Five key things you should know about District Mineral Foundations, the local institutions established in mineral producing states to share mining revenues with affected communities.

Taking the PAT road to leaner, meaner industries

Article
| February 28, 2018

The market-based mechanism brought about innovative ideas such as energy certificates and their trading to reduce energy consumption in industrial units

Solar-powered lamps to earthquake survivors in Nepal

Article
| February 27, 2018

When the quake jolted, sun paved the way for survival - The solar lanterns provided by TERI to the earthquake survivors in Nepal aided as much-needed light source in testing times Hundreds of earthquake-affected families in Ratanchaura and Baseshwor Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Sindhuli district are no longer sitting in darkness after receiving solar-powered lamps donated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Can micro measures in urban cities offset the impact of heat stress?

Article
| February 27, 2018

The growing instances of the impacts of extreme heat are a warning sign for what awaits us. The year 2015 saw massive heat related causalities across India, and Delhi was no exception to this. A year later, in 2016, the whole of South-Asia was reeling under persistent extreme heat conditions, and this has now become a yearly affair.

Q&A: What are HFCs?

Article
| February 27, 2018

Climate Change Adaptation: Finding Untapped Opportunities in Uttarakhand

Article
| February 27, 2018

High up in the tough terrains of Uttarakhand, located are the remote villages of Rudraprayag. In these upper Himalayas, where the land used to be usually covered with about a feet of snow upto a decade ago, climate change has decimated the amount of snowfall to hardly about 6 inches, which too melts away quickly. Although more bare land is available now for farming, it is still usually deprived of nutrients to support the cultivation of green vegetables or the finest variety of rice. The farming community is usually restricted to growing wheat, millets, and tuberous roots such as turmeric.