India's climate policy is about pursuing intent with action

29 Apr 2023 |
Dr Vibha Dhawan
| Sunday Guardian

India's national policies have shifted substantially towards the global call for climate commitments says Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

Enhancement of Conscious Consumerism

31 Mar 2023 |
Dr Mayurika Goel
| Ms Mehak Kaur, Research student, TERI
| TerraGreen Vol.12:49-50, March 2023 issue

Creation of colours through fermentation of nonpathogenic fungi on agricultural waste-based media can be used to produce pigments with bioactivities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer and others in a sustainable way, write Ms Mehak Kaur, Research student, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI and Dr Mayurika Goel, Associate Fellow, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI.

Hydrogen Mission needs solid implementation

27 Mar 2023 |
Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to make India the Global Hub for producing, using, and exporting Green Hydrogen and to assume technology and market leadership. A combination of competitive procurement and subsidy is needed to create demand for green hydrogen. With creative policy instruments used with speed, flexibility, and agility, we could be at the global frontier in this decade and at affordable costs, writes Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Centre, states must join hands to ease water woes

22 Mar 2023 |
Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar
| The Tribune

In the absence of reforms in India's water sector, the existing 256 water-stressed districts out of 766 in the country will tend to be water-scarce in the coming years, and more districts will fall in the water-stressed category. Every citizen must become a change agent regarding the way they consume and manage water. Preparing a climate-resilient water agenda has to be expedited; it should then be implemented urgently, says Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Water-stressed India: Channel treated wastewater from cities to irrigation and industry

22 Mar 2023 |
| Dr Nimisha Singh and Mr Khalil Ullah Khan
| Moneycontrol

India is ranked the 13th most water-stressed country globally. Regarding wastewater generation, India tops the chart amongst South Asian countries. Treating wastewater and utilising it in agriculture and industry can protect freshwater and groundwater resources from overexploitation and pollution. Such a critical initiative needs better handholding of urban local bodies, says Dr Nimisha Singh, Research Associate, and Mr Khalil Ullah Khan, Associate Fellow, TERI.

Gender Disparity in Digital Transformation – Towards India's G20 Commitments

19 Mar 2023 |
Ms Shiren Pandita
| Planning Times

The G20's global embeddedness plays an important role in garnering political backing and advancing development strategies that could connect distinctive potentials among nations. With India recently getting the G20 presidency, it is crucial to discuss solutions that can include women and other intersecting identities in the digital ecosystem with the help of G20's Development Working Group (DWG) says Ms Shiren Pandita, Research Associate,  Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI.

Build a new global agency to push climate financing

17 Mar 2023 |
Mr Manjeev Singh Puri
| Hindustan Times

Financing will be a critical requirement for meeting the economy-wide climate and sustainability challenges. The developed world promised $100 billion in climate finance, which has not materialised. The reality is that most financing needs of developing countries are unlikely to be met by developed countries and/or multilateral institutions, writes Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.

Marginalising the Marginalised: Housing for Women in Urban India

14 Mar 2023 |
Ms Shiren Pandita
| Planning Times

The need to capture the housing market for women has previously been promoted with a myopic attitude. It is so, as inter alia policies and interventions have not been indicative of the gender struggles and in most cases lacked a holistic approach towards promoting gender specific and basic infrastructure laden housing market says Ms Shiren Pandita, Research Associate, Transport and Urban Governance Division,  TERI.

Let water credits flow

02 Mar 2023 |
| Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar and Dr Snehlata Tigala
| The Hindu Business Line

Water credits deal with the transaction between water deficit and water surplus entities within a basin. Industries can buy water credits from water-rich municipalities that are fund crunched to finance large-scale floodwater harvesting or wastewater treatment projects, which aid in conserving water. Thus, the multiplayer approach is essential for the water credit system. With the effective implementation and stringent regulatory standards, water trading also paves the way for water quality standards, says Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, Water Resources Division, TERI and Dr Snehlata Tigala, Former Associate Fellow, TERI.

Net-zero, at what cost?

02 Mar 2023 |
Dr Prodipto Ghosh
| The Economic Times

According to Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, if a policymaker today were to decide on a decarbonization policy till 2070,  they would likely discount future costs. But if policymakers at different times were to decide on decarbonization options in their times, they would not discount costs. One cannot meet capex or operation and maintenance costs with discounted rupees or dollars. One must find real money.