Articles

Refurbishing Plastic for Climate Action: Finding Value in 'Waste'

18 May 2021

Plastic waste often possesses significant untapped value which when regenerated through circular economy principles can help minimise its environmental impact. This second article in series discusses the key objectives and actions offered by TERI's roadmap to show the environmental action value of plastics

Rajaji National Park: A Biodiversity-rich Landscape in the Lap of River Ganga

12 May 2021 | Dr Ritesh Joshi| | Ms Kanchan Puri

Rajaji National Park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik range and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic Plains, representing rich floral and faunal diversity. The Park constitutes an important repository of the wild fauna and the last refuge of a number of threatened animal species in the lesser Himalayan zone and upper Gangetic plains. Considering the abundance of nature's bounties heaped in and around the Park, the area attracts a large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers, and eco-tourists.

Potential of India-EU Cooperation on Climate and Development

08 May 2021 | Ms Alexandra Deprez| | Ms Lola Vallejo

India and the European Union (EU) are key players in the field of international climate diplomacy. This briefing note on the India-EU Track II dialogue details a range of areas for potential cooperation between India and EU to further goals of climate action and sustainable development.

Firewood Consumption and Forest Degradation in Himalayan states: A Review of Research Gaps

04 May 2021

The usage and dependence on firewood is more prominent in the Indian Himalayan region due to the additional requirements of room and water heating throughout the year

Road to contain climate change

03 May 2021

Roads and railways bind a nation and bring people together. They facilitate the achievement of SDGs, as without adequate mobility, SDGs cannot be achieved and sustained.

Refurbishing Plastic for Climate Action: The First Steps

13 Apr 2021

In view of the growing plastic waste crisis and India's commitment to lower the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030, the article discusses TERI's roadmap for bringing resource efficiency and circularity to the plastic value chain in India

Restore Our Earth: Not a Luxury But a Necessity

13 Apr 2021

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In this article, Arpita Dasgupta points out that the COVID-19 pandemic is, in fact, a red flag pointing to an imbalance in our natural systems. It is a sign of a planet in disharmony. So, there is only one way forward—restoring what is lost to bring back a sense of equilibrium. This is the reason why the theme for Earth Day 2021 is 'Restore Our Earth'. She also stresses that environmental and climate literacy is the foundation for an equitable and sustainable society.

हवा से पानी बनाने की मशीन - बुझा सकती है गाँव की प्यास

09 Apr 2021

देश में पानी की कमी को हल करने के लिए जल संरक्षण की पारंपरिक समझ को आधुनिक तकनीकी विकास और क्षमता के साथ मिलाने की ज़रूरत है। ‘एयर टू वाटर’ तकनीक दूरदराज और साथ ही दूषित पानी की समस्या झेल रहे क्षेत्रों के लिए पानी की आपूर्ति के अवसर देती है।