COP28: How Dubai meet may shape future climate pledges

02 Dec 2023 |
Mr R R Rashmi
| Deccan Herald

CoP 28 in Dubai marks a mid-term review of the impact of the actions taken under the first cycle of national commitments under the Agreement finalised in 2015 says Mr RR Rashmi, Distinguish Fellow, Resource Efficiency & Governance Division, TERI.

Stubble—No More A Trouble— A Commitment Towards Women Hygiene and Health

30 Nov 2023 |
| Ms Prabhpreet Kaur and Dr Ruchi Agrawal
| Shaswat November 2023

Menstrual products accrue heavy taxes and this extends their access further. Many a times, to avoid the expense of sanitary napkins, women resort to crude and unhygienic methods for managing their monthly cycle. This exposes them to various infectious. It not only makes us aware about this relevant topic but also provides sustainable solutions says Ms Prabhpreet Kaur, PhD Scholar and Dr Ruchi Agrawal, Associate Fellow, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI.

Outlook on Hemp— A No-waste Miracle Plan

30 Nov 2023 |
| Ms Mehak Kaur and Dr Mayurika Goel
| Shaswat 2023

Human-induced climate change has become a major concern for the world community. If not addressed suitably, it will yield catastrophic results. At the same time, it will pose a threat to human health, food security, living, and environment. The world is looking for environmentally benign remedial solutions. In this worthy attempt, hemp has received a lot of attention because of its multi-purpose usability and carbon-negative transformation. The article by Ms Mehak Kaur, Research Scholar, TERI-SAS and Dr Mayurika Goel, Fellow, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI, enlightens us on the significance of hemp as a very promising renewable resource.

Decarbonizing the built environment: COP28 and cement’s challenge

24 Nov 2023 |
| Ms Sheen Pandita
| The Financial Express

India's position as the world's second-largest cement producer, closely trailing China, merits attention. It boasts a emission intensity of 0.627 tCO2/ton for cement, a figure that, while only marginally lower than the global average, sharply contrasts with the notably higher values of 0.781 in the United States and 0.739 in the United Kingdom, says Ms Sheen Pandita, Project Associate, Sustainable Buildings Division, TERI.

The Sanitation and Climate Nexus

18 Nov 2023 |
Dr Suneel Pandey
| Outlook India

Inadequate management or mismanagement of sanitation services has direct as well as indirect impacts on climate change says, Dr Suneel Pandey, Senior Fellow and Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI.

Recognizing Food & Land-Use Systems as Contributors to Climate Change

10 Nov 2023 |
Dr Vibha Dhawan
| Inter Press Service News

The world is ready to make a transition towards sustainable food and land use practices, and national leaders should seize this opportunity to intensify their fight against climate change. COP28 offers an important platform to accelerate the transformation of our food and land-use systems towards a better, progressive future says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

Curing the persistent winter cough in Delhi

07 Nov 2023 |
| Dr Arindam Datta; Mr Prabhat Sharma
| The Hindustan Times

Addressing air quality issues in Delhi requires a comprehensive, apolitical and integrated approach that involves the active participation of various stakeholders, from the governments to the general public, says Dr Arindam Datta, Senior Fellow and Mr Prabhat Sharma, Research Associate, Air Quality Research Division, TERI.

Cleaning our rivers

02 Nov 2023 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
Ms Niyati Seth
| The Hindu Business Line

Under the initiative of Namami Gange programme being implemented by NMCG, Integrated River Basin Management (IBRM) approach is being followed. The mission also includes promotion of sustainable agriculture, river hazard management, basin protection against disasters, etc. Further CPCB has also implemented several charters aimed at water recycling and pollution prevention for industrial sectors such as textile, pulp and paper, sugar, etc. Namami Gange initiative can work for the rest says Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow and Ms Niyati Seth, Associate Fellow, Water Resources Policy and Management, Water Resources Division, TERI.

India's race to a green hydrogen future

01 Nov 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| 360info.org

The march to a net zero future has received a boost with India announcing a suite of green hydrogen plans says Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Will Gaza jeopardise India's energy resilience?

01 Nov 2023 |
| Dr Saswata Chaudhury and Dr Sanchit Saran Agarwal
| 360info.org

Given all the challenges, short- or medium-term geopolitical disturbance like Gaza would not be expected to influence the momentum to India's energy transition but India will definitely follow its own decarbonisation pathway, write Dr Saswata Chaudhury, Senior Fellow & AC, and Dr Sanchit Saran Agarwal, Associate Fellow, Energy Assessment & Modelling Division, TERI.