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File photo: Banner reads ’Climate Justice Now’ on the iconic Citgo sign near Fenway Park in Kenmore Square, Boston, US.(AP)

‘2020 could be turning point for climate change’: TERI director-general Ajay Mathur

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Mathur said it is possible that the global CO2 emissions have already peaked in 2019.
While Guterres will deliver the memorial lecture, India’s Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar will preside and deliver the presidential address.(REUTERS)
While Guterres will deliver the memorial lecture, India’s Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar will preside and deliver the presidential address.(REUTERS)

UN chief to renew call to India, G20 nations to invest in sustainable transition post-Covid

United Nations | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Antonio Guterres will deliver the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on August 28 organised by TERI, a global think-tank focusing on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Wednesday.
R K Pachauri, a former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute, passed away on Thursday after a prolonged cardiac ailment. He was 79.(HT File Photo)
R K Pachauri, a former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute, passed away on Thursday after a prolonged cardiac ailment. He was 79.(HT File Photo)

RK Pachauri: A climate champion mired in controversy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:59 AM IST
The last decade of Pachauri was mired in controversy - he resigned from the IPCC in 2015 following allegations of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old employee of TERI.
Tackle pollution caused by stubble burning, household biomass burning, power plants, industries, waste burning, transport emmissions, and dust. ((Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Tackle pollution caused by stubble burning, household biomass burning, power plants, industries, waste burning, transport emmissions, and dust. ((Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

Delhi’s pollution battle: What odd-even can do, what it cannot do | Analysis

By Sagnik Dey and Santosh Harish
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 07:50 PM IST
It may help prevent air quality dipping from poor to severe, but can’t improve it. Adopt a holistic approach
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, while proposing to roll out the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme between November 4 and 15, said that such measures had helped bring down pollution level by 14%-16% in 2016.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, while proposing to roll out the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme between November 4 and 15, said that such measures had helped bring down pollution level by 14%-16% in 2016.(HT Photo)

Doubts over efficacy of vehicle rationing persist

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Studies by Indian researchers to ascertain the impact of the odd-even on pollution levels, when it was first introduced in January 2016, however, have shown mixed results.
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)

Success of odd-even rule will depend on availability of public transport: Experts | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded. Only three pockets in the city – Najafgarh, Shalimar Bagh and Greater Kailash – registered around 8 – 10% in pollution levels.
There are 56 mechanised road sweepers with the four civic bodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)
There are 56 mechanised road sweepers with the four civic bodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)

Civic bodies not utilising road sweeping machines fully: TERI

New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 11:42 AM IST
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), which has been roped in by the four civic bodies in Delhi to audit the performance of these machines, has red flagged issues that need to be addressed for their effective and efficient utilisation.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is developing a mechanism to help it determine the extent of damage caused by a polluter – be it an industrial unit, a hospital or a restaurant – and fix the penalty accordingly.(Mohd Zakir/ HT file photo)
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is developing a mechanism to help it determine the extent of damage caused by a polluter – be it an industrial unit, a hospital or a restaurant – and fix the penalty accordingly.(Mohd Zakir/ HT file photo)

Pollution body moots way to fix ‘green fine’ amount

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:56 AM IST
To date, the DPCC used to impose environment compensation on polluting industries mostly arbitrarily, as a result of which many industries got the chance to challenge it.
Arsenic contamination in groundwater had so far been found to be particularly limited to West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)
Arsenic contamination in groundwater had so far been found to be particularly limited to West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)

High level of arsenic found in Punjab groundwater

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 07:31 AM IST
Long-term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer, skin lesions, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Air quality targets under the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), which aims to reduce pollution in cities that do not meet the national air quality standard, will not be legally binding.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Air quality targets under the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), which aims to reduce pollution in cities that do not meet the national air quality standard, will not be legally binding.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Air quality plan not legally binding

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 08:51 AM IST
The main target under NCAP is reducing PM 10 (coarse pollution particles) and PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles) concentrations by 20% to 30% in the first five years (2019 to 2024) . The reduction will be expected with reference to the annual average 2017 concentrations.
A view of Rajpath, New Delhi, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A view of Rajpath, New Delhi, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Private vehicles account only account for 3% pollution in Delhi: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 10:56 AM IST
A study conducted by TERI on Delhi’s air quality stated that trucks of all categories contribute 10% to the suspended particulate matter, which is the highest across all vehicle categories in the national capital. Compared to this, four-wheelers add only 3% to the pollution, it said.
In all the thunder of a furious October have we paused to think about the courage it takes to speak up?(AP)
In all the thunder of a furious October have we paused to think about the courage it takes to speak up?(AP)

The climate is changing. Yet, why does it continue to be so hard for women to speak up?

UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Courage in a climate where the naysayers mutter about ‘false accusations’ and ‘why she didn’t speak up earlier’, where we shine the spotlight on victims rather than the accused and where we speculate about ulterior motives.
A traffic cop manages traffic as he wears a pollution mask during hazy weather at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A traffic cop manages traffic as he wears a pollution mask during hazy weather at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

From Oman to NCR towns, 74% of Delhi’s pollution comes from outside: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:46 PM IST
At least 74% ultrafine particles (PM2.5) in Delhi’s air come from outside the city during summers, a study by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has found.
21-year-old Manisha Anand Tawad from Tundepada manages the fenced-in solar microgrid for her hamlet.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)
21-year-old Manisha Anand Tawad from Tundepada manages the fenced-in solar microgrid for her hamlet.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)

Maharashtra to Karnataka, women taking charge of microgrids is empowering

Hindustan Times | By Gayatri Jayaraman
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Independent microgrids require villages or hamlets to form committees that take charge of the grids. Where institutions insist on women’s representation, they take the posts of president, treasurer and registrar.
Dust storms, rain and thunder lashed parts of northern India on May 8, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off homes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district but striking with less fury in other places(Hindustan Times)
Dust storms, rain and thunder lashed parts of northern India on May 8, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off homes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district but striking with less fury in other places(Hindustan Times)

India is not doing enough to build climate-resilient infrastructure

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 09:56 PM IST
The recent dust storms in north India and unseasonal snowfall in Uttarakhand may not be linked to climate change but freak weather syndrome is becoming the new norm. This means the country has to invest much more in climate-resilient infrastructure
The plant has been developed near the dumping ground in Turbhe.(Pic for representation)
The plant has been developed near the dumping ground in Turbhe.(Pic for representation)

Navi Mumbai’s first ‘waste-to-energy’ project to be inaugurated in 2 weeks

Hindustan Times | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 12:06 AM IST
NMMC is also working on another project wherein construction and demolition (C&D) waste will be processed to make tiles
“In overall terms, almost all of the sampled consumers gave 100 marks to the complaint redress mechanism of TPL in contrast to 40% satisfaction level prior to 2009.”(Representative image)
“In overall terms, almost all of the sampled consumers gave 100 marks to the complaint redress mechanism of TPL in contrast to 40% satisfaction level prior to 2009.”(Representative image)

TERI report presents rosy picture of power franchisee system in Agra

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Power employees and consumer bodies are up in arms against the state government’s decision to replicate the Agra model in five more cities.
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