TERI Organizes the National Conference on the COP26 Charter of Actions

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    “Equity and climate justice are touchstones of any global climate response,” said the Hon’ble Union Minister of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India Shri Bhupender Yadav, at the National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions in his Video Address.

    Ahead of the crucial COP26, TERI organizes the National Conference on the COP26 Charter of Action with eminent speakers and distinguished guests

    He further added that, “Concerted actions are needed in terms of cooperation between all countries especially with developed countries taking a lead in climate action through mitigation, adaptation and providing support to developing countries in terms of climate finance, capacity building and technology transfer.”

    The National Conference was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), with support from the British High Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd. and Rockefeller Foundation. By acting as a platform for the dissemination of the messages of the COP26 Charter of Actions, a knowledge document prepared by TERI, the conference facilitated dialogues and discussions around raising climate ambition at the national and global level. The Charter of Actions prepared by TERI assimilates questions and challenges concerning key themes for India such as equity, green finance, adaptation & resilience, nature-based solutions, energy, clean transport, and business and industry.

    Welcoming experts across the domain at the National Conference, Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI said, “Successful climate negotiations in COP26 will further our fight against climate change. We at TERI believe that steering discussions around COP is imperative.”

    Delivering the opening address of the National Conference, Ms. Natalie Toms, Counsellor Economics and Prosperity, FCDO, British High Commission highlighted, “It was great to join TERI’s National Conference ahead of ahead of COP26, which will be a pivotal moment for the world to come together to accelerate action on climate; our last best chance to keep 1.5 degrees of global warming within reach. The UK and India are working together to tackle climate change under the UK-India Roadmap agreed by our Prime Ministers in May.”

    This was followed by a soft launch of the COP26 Charter of Actions, after which Dr. Shailly Kedia, Associate Director, TERI gave a presentation on the key messages from the COP26 Charter of Actions. Expanding on the “aspects of India’s leadership” in her presentation, Dr. Kedia said, “India’s normative and entrepreneurial leadership is key to achieve the goals of climate stabilization.”

    Subsequently, the National Conference saw an expert panel discussion on “Beyond Net-Zero: What Short and Long-term Strategies are needed for Realizing Twin Goals of Climate Stabilization and Equity” which was chaired by Mr. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, Former Climate Negotiator and Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, TERI. Speaking at the panel discussion, he said, “From a purely practical point of view, equity considerations apart, there can be no magical year in which every country, individually, whether it is one of the most affluent ones or a developing country can achieve net-zero in 2050.”

    In his address, Mr. Srinivas Gotru, Joint Secretary, United Nations Economic & Social (UNES) Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India said, “The technology support and mobilising finance needs to be highlighted in the international climate negotiations not just in COP26 but also beyond it.”

    The panel discussion saw experts highlight the importance of climate stabilization and equity while viewing them through the lens of both short-term and long-term strategies. At the discussion, Mr. Atul Bagai, Country Director – India, UNEP underscored, “The need to widen the dialogue of climate change from a focused group of experts to local, household level with a growing focus on adaptation.”

    “Global COPs and conversations notwithstanding, the locus of actions is firmly embedded in countries and they will go as fast as their national politics around climate change allow them. Where and how fast we move will be a constant tussle,” stressed Dr. Navroz K. Dubash, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research in the discussion.

    Dr. Archna Negi, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University said, “The strategic concerns that will drive what India does in COP26 and they will derive from a lot of action that happens outside the COP track including G20 and BRICS.”

    “Global problem requires global solution, and nobody can address it in isolation. Collaboration around technology and fund transfer from developed countries to developing countries is essential,” underlined Mr. Manish Chourasia, Managing Director, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd.

    “It is in Indias interest that a serious effort is made globally to meet the 1.5C goals. In this endeavour, we can either be a bystander or a leader,” expanded Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology.

    The session was brought to a close by Mr. Manjeev Puri, Former Ambassador and Distinguished Fellow, TERI. Summarising the discussions of the conference and delivering the Vote of Thanks, he said, “India needs to act and can become a global leader but at the same time needs to protect its policy space. For a large developing country like India, a level playing field for international response is crucial.”

    About TERI

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is an independent, multi-dimensional research organization, with capabilities in policy research, technology development, and implementation. It has pioneered conversations and action in the energy, environment, climate change, and sustainability space for over four decades. Headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital, supported by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, sociologists, economists, engineers, administrative professional and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

    YouTube Link to the National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions: bit.ly/YTCharter.

    Media Pack for the National Conference with Minister’s Address: bit.ly/CharterPack.

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    7 Reasons Why You Should Purchase Italian Furniture

    7 Reasons Why You Should Purchase Italian Furniture

    Very often we see people speaking ever so highly of the Italian furniture they own, while we see others gushing over Italian furniture and expressing their deep desire to own at least one such piece of furniture. Italian design and decor are widely hailed across the world for their strong emphasis on quality and simple shapes that combine both tradition and modernity through the finest craftsmanship.

    The way a person decorates their home is a reflection of their personal style and identity. Needless to say, tastes and preferences vary wildly, especially when it comes to items of furniture with regard to their size, shape, texture, and color.  However, regardless of the specific kind of design a person likes, Italian furniture is a dominant player in the furniture and home design industry.

    For several centuries, Italy has been considered to be a hub for culture, literature, and the arts as well as architecture and design. Italian style interior design has been the preferred choice for an ever-increasing number of people, and this is not just a recent trend. Italy is a country that is synonymous with class, sophistication, and exceptionally high quality, and this shows in the sheer popularity of Italian furniture today. Italian sofa manufacturers take great pride in the quality and design of their sofa sets, and one need not look far to see that even the most discerning customers are duly pleased with Italian furniture.

    So what is it that makes Italian furniture so popular? Let’s take a closer look!

    Timeless charm and appeal

    Italian sofas, chairs, tables, and other pieces of furniture have a charm that is impossible to compete with, leave alone outdo. Not only are Italian furniture pieces renowned across the world for their quality and appeal, but they are also items whose aesthetic value appreciates over time. Italian furniture has an inimitably characteristic beauty and these furniture pieces only tend to look even better as the years’ pass. The fact that only the best quality materials are used for their manufacture is what makes Italian furniture so sought after.

    Strong and durable

    While many prospective customers will tend to get deterred or even discouraged by the fact that Italian furniture costs a fair amount of money, these furniture pieces are made with the best quality materials and are guaranteed to last for decades if not centuries. That being said, purchasing Italian furniture should be best viewed as an investment and not just an expenditure, as the elegance, durability, and comfort that these furniture pieces will offer you are their own reward.

    Unbeatable quality and elegance

    Italian artisans and craftsmen are famous across the world for their dedication, patience, and attention to detail. It goes without saying that Italian products, in general, are synonymous with high quality, and one only needs to look at history to see how true this is. Since time immemorial, Italian manufactures have strived for excellence and have always made sure that the products they make are nothing short of the best. Therefore, Italian furniture is a symbol of Italian perfection, sophistication, and class.

    Exquisitely comfortable

    The very purpose of furniture pieces such as sofas, chairs, and couches is to provide comfort to people. Italian furniture will not just provide unmatched comfort but will also give any person the feeling of being in exquisite and opulent surroundings. There is no doubt that a handcrafted piece of Italian furniture will convey a feeling of elegance and sophistication.

    Wide variety of furniture designs

    Many people are under the wrong impression that Italian furniture is available only in very specific parts of the world and that they are few in number. The good news is that this is not true. Artyz offers you a wide assortment of Italian furniture, and you are sure to find something that perfectly suits the design and aesthetics of your home. Not only will you be able to choose from sofas, ottomans, tables, beds, tables, and much more, you will also have the choice of selecting from a wide variety of designs. Given the fact that a lot of hard work and craftsmanship goes into making Italian furniture, you can make your living space truly unique by purchasing one or more exquisite furniture pieces.

    High caliber craftsmanship

    Italy is a world leader in manufacturing for a number of reasons. To begin with, only the highest quality of materials are used, and this, coupled with the unique and unparalleled skill sets that Italian artisans have, you can be assured of nothing less than the best. Italy has long been hailed for its contributions to several fields of the arts, such as painting, sculpture, music as well as design. That being said, painstaking hard work, unbridled dedication, and sharp attention to detail have made Italian craftsmanship an ideal in and of itself.

    Novelty and inimitability

    Unlike cheaper, mass-produced furniture that is readily available and most often delivered in a cardboard box, Italian furniture pieces are meticulously handcrafted and made with immense dedication and focus on the details. Italian furniture is very eye-catching and will without a doubt convey a sense of luxury and opulence to both residents and guests alike. Such furniture pieces will have a direct effect on the mindset and mood of residents as they will notice how the furniture pieces enhance and enrich the home.

    Before you rush off to purchase Italian furniture pieces for your home, do check out Artyz. Artyz is a renowned furniture showroom in Kolkata that offers you a vast range of furniture choices that can suit the requirements of any living space and can accommodate any budget. As a leading furniture showroom, the focus remains entirely on providing top-quality furniture at affordable and reasonable prices. Simply take your pick from the diverse furniture selection and let Artyz handle the rest. By having Italian furniture in your home, you will be able to liven up your living space in unimaginable ways. The sheer elegance of Italian furniture is what creates a statement like no other style.

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    Inspiring Journey of Rajasthan’s Deependra Singh Shekhawat From Monthly Salaries to Founder of Fifteen Crore Turnovers Company

    Inspiring Journey of Rajasthan’s Deependra Singh Shekhawat From Monthly Salaries to Founder of Fifteen Crore Turnovers Company

    Guy Kawasaki has rightly said that pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting. Passion is an underrated term as people believe more in hard work and dedication. We often forget that passion is what guides us to success. Deependra Singh Shekhawat is one of the few who proved that hurdles are hidden opportunities, and when utilized appropriately, they will lead you to victory.

    Deependra Singh Shekhawat, being the son of a farmer, has the background of a middle-class family. He belongs to a small village of Udaipurwati, district Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan. However, his status never deterred him from dreaming. Dreams full of his passion gave him the strength to fight the battles in his life. After graduation, he initially started from a regular job. However, he was not content with his occupation. He sensed stagnancy in his career. Soon, he started thinking and strategizing about business. This thought process led him to join a renewable energy company, Adani Renewable Energy, to learn about business as the next step in his professional journey. From then on, there was no stopping him; he was on a roll. In 2015, he established Vertex Solution Company and became one of the top vendors of Adani Solar Energy. He went the extra mile by working with India’s well-known renewable energy organizations as Avada Sola, Tata Solar, O2 Power, and many more.

    Deependra says that his passion for renewable energy spawns from the fact that renewable energy is one of the significant contributors to boosting the country’s economy and generating jobs. He further adds that adopting renewable sources of energy is a healthier option. He claims it is high time we start living peacefully with nature for the sanity of itself and humankind. Additionally, he has provided with job opportunities for the youth of his village Sarai and has become the Youth icon of Rajasthan. Despite belonging to a middle-class family, he left no stones unturned to achieve success and rose from the bottom of the pit to flying like an eagle. From having big dreams to making others’ dreams come true, he has come a long way.

    His journey is inspiring hundreds and thousands of youngsters of middle-class families throughout the country. People are burning with passion after witnessing the change in his life. His life journey is constantly changing the lives of many for the best. He is igniting the fire of eagerness for victory in them.