Green Skill Development Programme

Realizing the need for developing the green skills, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is utilizing the vast net-work and expertise of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) hubs and resource partners. The ministry has taken this initiative for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India’s youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employed. The programme endeavours to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development. It will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Gals (SDGs),  National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs) as well as Waste Management Rules (2016).

So, if anybody is interested in GSDP-ENVIS Course please apply online:

Web: www.gsdp-envis.gov.in

Mobile app: GSDP-ENVIS

For more details visit at: www.gsdp-envis.gov.in; www.envis.nic.in

Contact number: 011-24695386

eNREE, Volume 15 Issue 3 October- December, 2018

This issue features an elucidative article on “Providing Solar Lighting Systems in the School, Hostel, and Library Premises of Keshav Dham School at Vrindavan, District Mathura” by Mr Akif Farooqui. This issue facilitates on trending topics on Enviro-news and Research abstracts on Renewable Energy and climate change along with a research and innovation breakthrough which emphasize on technical advancement in the industries of renewable energy. It also gives a glance to the information related to research and innovation and renewable energy’s statistics.

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Compendium of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Case Studies in India -Volume 4

The Compendium of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Case Studies in India Volume 4, is a selection of around 17 unique case studies and success stories in the renewable energy and climate change field. The Volume 4 of the compendium, prepared after extensive planning, resources gathering, and analysis conducted to identify leading state and local level best practices, is divided into two sections, Challenges and Ideas/Initiatives, which are further subdivided into Solar Energy, Hydro Power, Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems and Climate Change. These case studies, selected from different primary sources, and ground level studies conducted by the TERI ENVIS team on rooftop installation.

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Impacts of climate change on forests in India

  

Changing climatic conditions currently pose several severe threats to forests in India. These include increased potential for droughts, forest fires, pest outbreaks, and spread of invasive species. Forests are essential in that they provide values that spread across the entire range of ecosystem services, i.e., provisional, regulatory, supporting, and cultural. Further, with respect to climate change, they are important from strategic perspectives including but not limited to resilience, adaptation, and mitigation.

This report presents a broad overview of the state of forests and the impacts of climate change on forests in India. It discusses the current state of vulnerability of forests, and briefly explores some acts, policies, instruments and tools implemented by the Government of India in order to safeguard and preserve India’s forests. Finally, it explores some community based examples of conservation of forests, which are culturally followed by local communities who have traditionally lived in harmony with nature.

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Solar Rooftops: A Boon for Delhi’s Residents

In the recent past TERI ENVIS center on Renewable Energy and Environment has surveyed Delhi’s residents, who have implemented solar rooftops at their places, to know about their experiences. With that information in place we have come up with a leaflet on “Solar Rooftops: A Boon for Delhi’s Residents” with an idea to disseminate it to all RWAs and residents to promote the usage of Solar Rooftops in residential level.

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Smart Cities in India

The twentieth century changed the way we live. Human population went up from 1.5 billion in 1900 to 7 billion in 2010. The hope of a better life drove and continues to drive people to urban areas, leading to the growth of megacities around the world. Smart Cities emerged as a new concept to resolve several issues including population outburst, rapid urbanization, sustainable livelihood, job creations, and increased migrating population towards cities. In broad terms, smart cities encourage sustainable economic development and promote a high quality of life; several stories elaborate on the trend towards urbanization and the qualities needed for a city to be a smart city. Between 2015 and 2030, India’s GDP is expected to multiply five times, with over 70% of new employment generated in cities. Close to 800 million square meters of commercial and residential space needs to be built to serve this population.

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