About TERI:

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South.

TERI was established in 1974 as an information centre on energy issues. However, over the following decades, it made a mark as a research institute, whose policy and technology solutions transformed people's lives and the environment.

TERI's key focus lies in promoting:

·         Clean energy

·         Water management

·         Pollution management

·         Sustainable agriculture

·         Climate resilience


Creating Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future


·         Tackle issues of concern to Indian society, and the world at large, and develop innovative and cost effective solutions.

·         Enhance networking for sustainable interventions

·         Realize potential for national and international leadership as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, and other natural resources and sustain able development.

·         Inspire and reach out to diverse stakeholders for realizing a shared vision of global sustainable development could be translated into action

For more information: http://www.teriin.org/

About TERI ENVIS Resource partner:

ENVIS known as Environmental Information System network was established as a programme under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEFCC), Government of India, in December 1982. Large number of nodes called ENVIS hubs and ENVIS resource partners previously known as state centres and thematic centres respectively, have been established under the network to cover the broad subject area of the environment with a focal point situated in MoEFCC.

TERI has been working as one of the nodes of ENVIS, situated in TERI library since 1984. It was known as the centre on Renewable Energy and Environment since July 1984; however since 2017 TERI started acting as the ENVIS resource partner on Renewable energy and Climate change.

TERI ENVIS is responsible for fulfilling the following objectives:

i.            To promote, implement and coordinate Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP).

ii.          To implement and coordinate Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS) programme.

iii.         To participate, implement and coordinate Community-driven Environmentally Sustainable Village Programme (CESVP) as and when intimated by ENVIS Focal Point.

iv.        To build a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science, Information  and Management (ESIM).

v.          To enable application of modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature.

vi.        To support and promote research, development and innovation in ESIM.

vii.       To build storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities, with the ultimate objective of disseminating information speedily to the users.

viii.     To build a strong statistical base such that ENVIS is recognised as a South Asian Hub for ESIM.

ix.        To promote national cooperation and liaise with agencies concerned for exchange of environment related information.

x.          To promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance ESIM capabilities.

Along with the above listed objectives, TERI ENVIS RP will develop, maintain and continuously update a comprehensive information base that includes descriptive information as well as numerical data, with GIS and other mapping on the assigned Subject Area, which would cover data/information/status/issues at local/district/state levels.

User profile of TERI ENVIS Resource partner:

The focus of TERI ENVIS resource partner, since its inception has been to provide information on environment and related sectors to decision-makers, policy planners, corporate and industrial houses, scientists, researchers, faculty members and students across country. Amongst all the target audience, students happen to be the most benefitted from TERI ENVIS activities, followed by researchers. TERI ENVIS information products are often considered by the researchers for enhancing their research work through the data provided. However, the mandate of ENVIS is into its transformation stage towards primary data collection and research, TERI ENVIS RP is now trying to involve policy makers as the key target audience for TERI ENVIS activities.


Major services:

·         Survey based research

The resource partner now focuses on preparing reports are based on primary or published data through regular visits to different places and organizations. Such reports are focused to provide ground level knowledge on the RE and CC issues. The data collected is then studied and analyzed to bring out effective results that perhaps can contribute to government decision making process.

Such as:


Sustainable Agriculture (Draft report)           Solar Rooftop brochure


·         Analytical reports

These reports are prepared based data available through secondary sources as well as some primary data. These reports involve an in depth study on various issues and an interpretation of the facts to help government in decision making.

Such as:


India in RE market place                        Unravelling Waste-to-Energy


·         Online Databases

The RP has a total of 5 databases namely ‘R & D Organization’, ‘Article database’, ‘Directory of experts’, Bibliographic database’, ‘PhD Thesis’ that are inundated with well-grounded literature on Renewable energy, environment and climate change.



       Bibliographic database                                Article database


           Directory of experts                                    R & D Organizations


                                                  PhD Thesis

·         Spatial representation of Data

TERI ENVIS has been involved in representing information in a spatial format through various platforms, such as Bhuvan portal, a section on RE Landscape. The RP is now planning to incorporate QGIS as a platform to represent data spatially in the website.


                   RE Landscape                                                        Bhuvan portal


·         Publications

Other than the services listed above, the resource partner works on sensitizing the user community by bringing out regular publications TIDEE (TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment) and eNREE (Electronic Newsletter on Renewable Energy and Environment).


        E Newsletter- eNREE                                          TIDEE Journal


Dissemination and outreach

During the year, the resource partner utilizes TERI’s strong information dissemination wing for disseminating its products and services. Information is disseminated using the following tools and services:-

·         TERI ENVIS Centre web site.

·         Regular publications.

·         Specialized Knowledge products

·         Reference query response services.

·         Document delivery services.

·         Personal networking, meetings

·         Organizing seminars

·         CD Distribution

Along with this TERI organizes ‘RE- ENVIS’ which is a series of annual workshops organized on different sectors to understand requirement of the policy makers and researchers and also to disseminate RP’s expertise, services and activities performed.


       RE-ENVIS 2016- 17                                       RE- ENVIS 2017-18

The present ENVIS web site is rich in content and has been maintained and updated frequently. The web site has several sections which are used to highlight information on renewable energy and Climate change such as recent news, notices, technologies, case studies, statistics and others.