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...
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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...
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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...
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