Innovation, Regulation and Awareness – Dr Vibha Dhawan of TERI

01 Dec 2023
| Industrial Economist

Dr Vibha Dhawan's association with TERI dates back to 1985. Her interests also rest in environment and sustainability research and she was instrumental in establishing the highly successful Micropropagation Technology Park at TERI. Her other major achievements include developing e-contents for the post-graduate programme in biotechnology for the University Grants Commission. In this interview with IE (Industrial Economist), she highlights the need for industry to innovate, government

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Road to Dubai: TERI knowledge documents highlight imperatives for the Global South on adaptation and energy transitions ahead of COP28

30 Nov 2023
| APN News

Researchers at The Energy and Resources Institute launched two crucial policy briefs ahead of the much anticipated 28th Conference of the Parties scheduled from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at Dubai, UAE. The policy brief titled 'Road to Dubai and The Global Goal on Adaption' reviewed the discussions around the GGA framework to provide perspectives on what could be a robust, equitable, and flexible outcome of the GGA process at COP28. The outcome on GGA will be a key determinant of

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India unlikely to commit on fossil fuel and methane cut at COP-28 summit

30 Nov 2023
| Deccan Herald

While the Union Environment Ministry remained tight-lipped on India’s strategies, the Ministry of External Affairs had earlier stated that New Delhi would carry forward its G20 agenda for the climate summit for the benefit of the global south. Mr R R Rashmir, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, Delhi said global stocktake was an opportunity for the world to realise that setting long-term goals alone would not save the planet.

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COP28: Should you expect anything earth-shaking?

29 Nov 2023
| Mint

COP28 might witness only iteration for higher ambition and action in terms of Global Stocktake there will not be any earth-shaking or spectacular announcements but an analysis of the report. Some targets or framework decisions might be adopted but little in terms of actual finance mobilization says Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguish Fellow TERI.

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Action on Methane Emissions to be on Agenda at COP28

28 Nov 2023

India's policy on GHG emissions from agriculture "may not be guided by external factors". Methane emissions reduction is not a priority for India, but this can be done if appropriate technological support from developed countries is available and it should not impact productivity says Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow at New Delhi-based think-tank The Energy Resources Institute.

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NIDM, TERI sign strategic partnership in disaster risk reduction

25 Nov 2023

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) forged a strategic partnership in disaster risk reduction to foster knowledge and innovation in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and to cultivate a culture of safety.

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Emission control: EVs are not the only solution, alternatives can play big role, TERI DG

24 Nov 2023
| ET Auto

For addressing carbon emissions in the auto sector, electrification in various areas, meeting electricity demand through non-fossil sources, and developing low carbon alternatives like hydrogen and biofuels for certain other areas could be the way to go. Adopting circular economy business models also will help in the long term. TERI, a policy research organisation specialising in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, is actively working on biofuels, hydrogen, and

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State pollution control board hires TERI to shed light on sources of city's air toxins

22 Nov 2023
| The Telegraph

The state pollution control board has hired The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to do a source apportionment study on air pollution in Kolkata and Howrah, a survey that will give an estimate of what contributes how much to the city's air pollution. Source apportionment study is the method of assessing relative contribution of pollution sources to particulate matter in air.

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Fund to compensate developing nations for climate change is unfinished business at COP28

22 Nov 2023
| The Associated Press

This arrangement won't provide the new fund with true independence, will obstruct direct access to vulnerable communities, and will lack full accountability to governments and those most affected by climate change, said Mr RR Rashmi, a former climate negotiator with the Indian government who is now a distinguished fellow at New Delhi-based think-tank The Energy Resources Institute.

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COP28 will be more decisive on climate change issues

19 Nov 2023
| The Sunday Guardian

The conference will focus on issues like greenhouse emissions, loss and damage funds, climate finance, and health security and address other issues like CBAM says Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, Director, TERI.

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India Makes Progress Curbing Crop Burning in Bid to Combat Smog

08 Nov 2023
| Bloomberg Quint (BQ Prime)

Air quality will likely worsen toward the end of December though farm fires don't continue throughout the winter season. The main challenge in Indian cities is dust from construction and other activities says Dr Anju Goel, Fellow, Air Quality Research Division, TERI.

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GRIHA council organised a 'Sustainability Fair' under Prayavaran Rakashak Programme 2.0 as a prelude to the 15th GRIHA Summit

04 Nov 2023
| India Education Diary

Taking a step forward for engaging students and teachers in sustainability, GRIHA Council has conducted an awareness event, the Prayavaran Rakashak Programme, based on the theme "Earth ko Anarth se Bachaye" as an initiative to engage multiple stakeholders and inculcate the values of sustainability in them. This platform provides opportunities for students to showcase their understanding on sustainability. The event was held 3 November 2023 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The

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