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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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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