Carbon Neutral University Campus .

Carbon Neutral University Campus .

Time to Start Decarbonisation  We are heading for the sixth extinction of life on the earth. 5th extinction was 65 million years back when dinosaurs and life on the earth vanished when a meteorite struck our planet . The reason? If the temperature rise is to be limited to 2 deg C then unprecedented and far reaching efforts are needed to get rid of global dependence on fossil fuel.  (more…)...
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Tree knows ground realities : With sky as limit

Tree knows ground realities : With sky as limit

It is not the number of trees you plant that matters. It is how early you plant them. The best time to plant the tree was not 20 years back. It was 27 years back when United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC) was signed in Earth Summit at Rio, Brazil. This is story of TERRE Policy Centre’s ‘rooting the trees’. It is the story of million tree plantation. (more…)...
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Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School joins the Smart University Campus Network (SCCN)

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School joins the Smart University Campus Network (SCCN)

Beijing officially joined the Smart University Campus Network (SCCN), becoming an important milestone for SCCN's global journey. Recently, PKU Shenzhen, one of the top universities in China, has joined SCCN and stated that it will work with other members of SCCN for the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). )contribute my effort. This news indicates that the cause of ecological civilization construction will soon undergo a substantial transformation: uniting young college students to join the ranks of ecological civilization construction. (more…)...
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Tool-Kit Released. Smart Campus Cloud Network .

Tool-Kit Released. Smart Campus Cloud Network .

“ Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE released the Tool-Kit for SCCN developed by TERRE Policy Centre at National Conference on “Indian Higher Education – Challenges of Autonomy and Accountability” organized by Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) wherein, more than 200 education leaders around India, including Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Directors and Heads of the Departments from leading universities of India participated. (more…)...
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First Ever Joint India-China Youth Mission for Conservation of Nature

First Ever Joint India-China Youth Mission for Conservation of Nature

Selection Process start: Three Scholarships ( full cost ) available for this Joint Field Research Expedition Indian students will be sponsored to join the environment research expedition ‘Wildness Training and Reintroduction of Giant Panda’ in China TERRE Policy Centre (India) and Operation Earth (China) have joined hands to form ‘India-China Friendship Association for Environment’. The first of its kind, this Association is aimed at promoting the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) network between India and China. “We are taking the wish of our leaders, PM Modi and President Xi further to enhance people to people dialogue,” said the joint statement issued in Beijing by Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre and Former Director UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and Chen Liangzhong, Founder CEO of Operation Earth and Former Consultant of World Bank. Both TERRE and Operation Earth are the members of IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature. Conservation of Amazon Rainforest Ecosystem, East Africa...
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‘Campus Sustainability Report’ : First ever by Indian educational institute.

‘Campus Sustainability Report’ : First ever by Indian educational institute.

"Hitherto, sustainability reports are prepared by the corporate world.  They gave insight into ther company strategies and robust views on how they adjust their policies and practices to address the current sustainability agenda. However, providing such information by an educational institute and resolving to do so annually is setting a new trend in India", Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE.  (more…)...
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Centre for Climate Change and Health : launched on World Health Day.

Centre for Climate Change and Health : launched on World Health Day.

On the 70thWorld Health Day, 7 April 2018, a group of medical educational institutes near Pune, launched a Centre for Climate Change and Health, to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the of climate change on public health. The National Round Table on Impacts of Climate Change and Public Health,medical colleges of the MIT-WPU (Maharashtra Institute of Technology-World Peace Institute), arranged on the same day, concluded that the launch of the Centre marked a turning point in the humanity’s fight   against climate change, the issue that hurts the daily life of all the strata of the society, particularly the vulnerable and poor. Offering WHO’s support and stressing that such Centre is the need of the hour, particularly in emerging economies like India, Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director, Public Health and the Environment through her video message stated that climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health i.e. clean air,...
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Internet of Things ( IoT) to Internet of Campus ( IoC).

Internet of Things ( IoT) to Internet of Campus ( IoC).

We always thought that everyday objects called ‘Things’ cannot talk, sense, compute and communicate. Wrong. We always thought that everyday objects called ‘Things’ cannot talk, sense, compute and communicate. Wrong. Unprecedented technological development has transformed our thinking. Internet of Things ( IOT) has made such communication between the Things possible. The everyday ‘Things’ that we use at our homes, our work places and our schools and colleges are now sensing each other and communicating. They are not only communicating but even computing. And, here comes the shocker, that they will coordinate with each other without even we, humans, knowing it! The Things are establishing their communities. That’s the future of technology called IoT. It would be working silently, exactly like wireless waves, that work now around us in the background. 50 billion ‘Things’ will be talking to each other by 2020, to make the work of 8 billion people on this earth...
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