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Countdown to COP28 UAE: UAE Ambassador brings together key stakeholders to build collaboration for climate action

29 Sep 2023
| The Print

In the run-up to the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held at Expo City, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UAE Ambassador to India Mr Abdulnasser Alshaali hosted a roundtable discussion with senior civil society and think tank leaders in New Delhi, informed the UAE embassy in New Delhi. The roundtable, which deliberated upon critical climate action strategies, highlighted the role of constructive

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Hidden danger in the air? What you need to know about rising ozone pollution

24 Sep 2023
| Wion News

India, unfortunately, is home to numerous highly polluted cities in the world. While particulate matter often dominates headlines, the menace of ozone pollution has been lurking in the shadows. Unlike other pollutants, ozone is not directly emitted from any source, ozone isopleths forms when nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO) and methane (CH4) react in the presence of sunlight and high temperatures explained Mr R Suresh, Senior Fellow, TERI.

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World Behind on Climate Goals, Higher Ambition and Rapid Action Needed: Global Stocktake Report

14 Sep 2023
| Carboncopy

The first GST report essentially underscores what is already public knowledge, which is the current global emissions are not in line with the global mitigation pathways consistent with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement and that the aggregate impact of the existing NDCs and pledges is not good enough to close the gap said Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

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G20 climate deal: Experts laud India’s balancing act in the face of fossil fuel debate

11 Sep 2023
| The Print

India will be happy with the global target of tripling of renewable energy capacity because it has already taken steps in this direction. Transition away from coal is possible only if RE is scaled up. India will also be pleased with the emphasis on energy efficiency, as it means financing can be directed towards these specific targets said Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI.

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How Delhi Declaration feeds into COP28 goals

11 Sep 2023
| The Hindustan Times

The Delhi declaration commits countries to achieve global net zero emissions by mid-century. Hopefully the advanced economies will recognise that they need to achieve this milestone well before 2050 said Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI and Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI said that the G20 declaration reflects a progressive yet balanced approach. On climate change and energy

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Electric Vehicles in India: Tackling the challenges

09 Sep 2023
| The Financial Express

The pace of electrification has increased significantly in the last few years. We are looking at a second consecutive year when the EV sales will clock the one million-plus mark. Some of the recurring challenges include low penetration and up-time of charging infrastructure and higher upfront cost of EVs said Mr Sharif Qamar, Associate Director, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

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All-of-society approach needed make progress towards Paris Agreement goals: UN Global Stocktake report

09 Sep 2023
| News 9 live

The report is right in saying that there is a need to raise ambition and that much more action, on all fronts and by all actors, is needed to meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement said Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Resource Efficiency and Governance Division, TERI.

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High hopes for climate and energy outcomes at G20 Summit as India takes lead

07 Sep 2023
| Deccan Herald

Despite India's push on the issue of fossil fuels it is unlikely there will be any language additional to what was agreed in Bali due to lack of global advancement and concrete action, on technology, hydrogen, blue economy, and circular economy said Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI.

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Promoting sustainable lifestyles: Metrics, instruments and proposals for G20

07 Sep 2023
| The Hindustan Times

The policy brief uses a composite index and indices on consumption developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, to assess the state of lifestyles and consumption in G20 countries and the European Union (EU); these consumption sectors include food, transport, and residential and waste management. The G20 can play a crucial role in promoting norms on sustainable lifestyles as well as informing actions by the use of evidence and exchange of good practices. This brief

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Emerging trends powering India’s clean energy transition

06 Sep 2023
| The Financial Express

Floating solar power plants have also become part of India's solar expansion strategies. Based on a study conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India's reservoirs, which span an area of 18,000sq km, hold the potential to generate 280GW of electricity through floating solar panels.

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Indian Army's new Thal Sena Bhawan will conform to GRIHA-IV green norms

04 Sep 2023
| The Hindu

The Indian Army's new Thal Sena Bhawan (TSB), coming up on a sprawling 39 acre site with a built-up area of 143,450 sq.m., boasts of several green measures conforming with GRIHA-IV (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) norms. It has been designed for a building life of about 100 years, and is earthquake-resistant, according to C.P. Kukreja Architects, who have been awarded the project. The building will be ready by May-June 2025.

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Scientists are asked if humans have broken the earth's climate

31 Aug 2023
| Clean Technica

In order to make the Earth habitable for future generations, we need to take drastic measures to reduce the concentrations of greenhouse gases says Ms Suruchi Bhadwal, Senior Director The Energy and Resources Institute.

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