Land-locked Kyrgyzstan and its unlocked ambition International Ozone Day
Ahead of the impending international agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol, Kyrgyzstan has begun the phased reduction in consumption of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) by taking their national inventory and review. HFCs are dangerous global warming gases having global warming potential thousands of times more than carbon dioxide.
KAAS Community Dialogue 2015
On the 16th of October, 2015 TERRE Policy Centre along with the Forest Department Satara division organised a Community dialogue at Kaas Village.
Launch of Urban Forestry Project
‘THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A TREE WAS 20 YEARS AGO. THE NEXT BEST TIME IS TODAY.’ And if such plantation is done in the middle of urban center like growing city of Pune, this Chinese proverb inspires to act. TERRE policy centre did just that.
‘Youth need to pursue Green Career’, says Indian Minister Javdekar
Using probiotic organisms to boost fish production without use of genetic engineering, deploying nanotechnology to enhance energy efficiency of PV-cells sans use of environmentally damaging
What are we ready with for this specie? Obituary or Lifeline?
‘The last extinction of all species on earth occurred about 65 million years back, due to natural disaster. We are today going through latest extinction, this time caused by human activity. Red list of species on the verge of extinction is getting longer every year.
Transformation in Action
Leading by examples is the most and probably the only effective path towards sustainable development as envisioned in the global declaration in Rio+20 declaration -Future We Want’, said Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre and former director of UNEP during the award ceremony at the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards Evening 2014, 16 Oct.
Level of Waste Management should be part of Human Development Index (HDI)
"Poverty, Climate Change and Municipal Solid Waste management are interlinked challenges of our times. The present crisis-be it financial, faith or food-are the visible manifestation of our inability of to address these challenges head-on,"
Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery
UNEP launched the Scientific Assessment Panel's latest report on Ozone Layer Recovery and impact of Climate Change at UN HQ in New York city on 10th September 2014.
Future of Cook stoves: Review and recommendations
Improving the bio-mass based cook stoves used by more than 2 billion bottom of the pyramid people globally is not a merely technology issue. It needs human face, said Rajendra Sdhende, Chairman of TERRE, India based think-tank while releasing a policy paper, 'Future of Cook stoves: Review and recommendations'.
TERRE Team Participated ISB Global Social venture Competition
Team of 3 social entrepreneurs and TERRE members entered into finals of Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) organised by Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. GSVC provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact.
An expert roundtable on the future of RAC industry in India
TERRE Policy Centre in collaboration with Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development organized a expert roundtable meeting titled “Selecting and Best Service Practices for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Using Next-Generation Refrigerants for Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection” in Pune, India on the 5th of March 2014.
TERRE Policy Centre, new non-State Partner in the Climate Change and Clean Air Coalition
Thirty-five countries and the European Commission who are State Partners of the Climate Change and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC or the Coalition) have unanimously approved TERRE Policy Centre as a non-State Partner of CCAC.
TERRE meets Infosys
TERRE Policy Centre was invited by the voluntary group of employees of the Sustainability Unit of Infosys, the second largest IT Company in India to discuss the most pressing environmental issues and the actions needed to address them.
TERRE team visited Campus of Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science
TERRE team visited Campus of YCIS (Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science) Satara, State of Maharshtra, India to discuss the actions to make the Institute's campus more energy efficient.
Ecocide - An encounter with Environmental Crime
TERRE Policy Centre today released a second policy recommendation related to the necessity of taking stronger action under international environmental law for environmental damages.
Bio rights : Innovative mechanism for Resource Mobilization
TERRE Policy Centre and South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE) released an evidence-based policy paper today on ‘Bio-Rights’ an innovative mechanism that enhances biodiversity through improving the livelihood of the local community.
Justice for Environment – A Mute Victim in Armed conflicts
It is not just climate change but violent social change and military led political change also cause irreversible damages to the environment. Arab Springs may not prove to be the real springs in the nature.
Sunita Narain – An Environmental Activist with Difference Urges to Think Out - of - Box
An astounding proponent of 'environmental-activism-by-results', Sunita Narain, was awarded a prestigious 'Vasundhra Sanman' at the closing ceremony of the 6th Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival in Pune, India at the hands of Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre and former Director in UNEP and Anupam Kher, a renowned Bollywood actor.
Race on Road to Rio is getting closer
2012 will be yet another milestone on the march towards sustainable development. 20 years back, in 1992, the world leaders chartered the path towards the sustainable world in the global blue print called “Agenda 21".