PR Newswire | 09 Jul, 2014
NEW DELHI: The bulletin on the post-2015 development agenda was presented at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The event also witnessed the launch of TERI's annual flagship publication, 'TERI Energy & Environment Data Directory and Yearbook (TEDDY)'.
A panel discussion on energy and environment goals in the context of the post-2015 development agenda also followed. TEDDY is a state-of-the-art compilation of energy and environmental data. Since its inception in 1986, the publication has become a reference document and a source of extensive information on energy and environment in India. It is envisaged that TEDDY, in future, could become a periodic source for a discussion on energy and environment goals, after the post-2015 outcome.
Speaking at the launch, Dr R.K.Pachauri, Director General, TERI, said, "TEDDY contains a substantial amount of information, which will be of immense help to policy makers and experts. The data will be very useful for charting policies to lead India to the path of sustainable development. It is important that energy and environment are explicitly integrated into the new development agenda."
The key highlights of TEDDY are as follows:
1- It was agreed that consistent reporting of data and proper inventorisation of the same helps in understanding the existing scenario and contributes in framing sound future policies. This has been crucial in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) process and will be crucial in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the post-2015 development processes.
2- The TERI bulletin highlighted the need to align the post-2015 development goals with existing Rio conventions and environmental agreements. Goals and means of implementation related to air pollution will be crucial for global sustainable development.
3- The gap in 'means of implementation', which was there in the MDG process, will be important to fill.
The launch was followed by a panel discussion on energy and environment goals in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
Tanmay Lal, Joint Secretary, UN Economic & Social Division, Ministry of External Affairs, said, "On means of implementation, while leveraging and mobilising financial resources from private sources are important, official development assistance (ODA) commitments must not be lost sight of in the post-2015 development agenda process."
Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, emphasized that, "Moving to sustainable energy will eventually become necessary for all countries. Technology development, including nuclear energy, will be important."
Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, said, "Post-2015 development agenda targets that are being negotiated must be both achievable and aspirational. An indicative timetable to meet ODA targets is important in the post-2015 development agenda process."
Narayani Ganesh, Associate Editor, Times of India, said, "The quality of consumption with respect to better human development is important. Also, regional cooperation is essential in the sustainable development debate along with building indigenous knowledge and technological capabilities."
From global climate change to microbiology, from smoke-filled rural kitchens to plush corporate boardrooms, from schoolchildren to heads of state - no sphere of human endeavour is unfamiliar to TERI. Headed by world-renowned economist and Nobel Prize winning climate scientist, Dr R K Pachauri, TERI is best described as an independent, not-for-profit research institute focused on energy, environment, and sustainable development and devoted to efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.
TEDDY (TERI Energy & Environment Data Directory and Yearbook) is an annual publication brought out by TERI since 1986, which provides latest information on the energy supply sectors (coal and lignite, oil and gas, power and renewable energy sources) as well as the energy-consuming sectors (agriculture, industry, transport, residential and commercial sectors). TEDDY features a dedicated section on local environment and climate change.
Media contact: Zainab Naeem, email@example.com, +91-8800286575, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)