Lamenting poor municipal waste disposal facilities in most of the cities of the country, environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said if there was any Nobel Prize for dirt and filth, India would get it.

FINANCE commission chairman Vijay Kelkar has suggested that the government pursue an


An official discussion paper on the status of Himalayan glaciers is coming under fire. The paper, issued recently by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, argued that the glaciers, which nourish several great rivers such as the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra, have not retreated abnormally. It also questioned the link between climate change and the glaciers


From Leh, the 40-km drive to Khardungla, the highest motorable pass in the world at 18,380 feet, winds gently through mountains coated with thick snow. To the left of the pass the Ladakhis swear is the Khardung glacier which has retreated, though there is no study to confirm it. In fact, Prof.

While India needs to be seen as a responsible global citizen, it's important to keep in mind the rich world's emission levels have actually risen, not fallen - India taking on commitments won't fix this.

R K PachauriR K Pachauri
Chairman, IPCC
Director General, TERI

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said only renewable and green energy holds the promise of helping humankind tackle climate change and there are therefore numerous challenges that remain to be met in this regard.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to retrofit 100 existing buildings above 10,000 sq. ft. to make them energy efficient as part of an effort to make the Capital green and eco-friendly.

The Delhi Government plans to turn 100 prominent buildings in the Capital green before the Commonwealth Games. The Delhi Government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to the buildings, covering over 10,000 square feet, energy efficient.

Rajendra Pachauri heads TERI, The Energy and Resources Institute, based in New Delhi. An engineer of the railways in his early career, Pachauri went to the United States to earn a PhD in industrial engineering and another in economics, after which he returned to India in 1981 to work with TERI.