TERI recognized as the ‘2nd Top Climate Think Tank in the Rest of the World - Absolute Ranking’

The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) has been ranked among

the top think-tanks by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). TERI, a

leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India

and the Global South, was ranked second in the Climate Think Tank Ranking under the

category “2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World- Absolute Global

Rankings”. The results of the rankings were announced by ICCG at the 23rd Annual

Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

(EAERE) in Athens, Greece.


The fifth edition of the ICCG Climate Think Tank List assessed 244 think tanks, not strictly

affiliated or integrated with Universities specialized in the research fields of climate change

and climate policy, which figured in the ICCG Think Tank Map Observatory.


Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, said, “Today, climate change is a real threat, and

its manifestations are becoming apparent. In today’s globally interconnected society, it is

more important than ever to build a policy framework that can evolve and adapt rapidly to

this growing threat. This system would need to be guided by extensive research, climate

modeling capabilities and assessments of economically viable and technologically feasible

solutions. It is in this context that the ICCG ranking helps highlight the scale and magnitude

of work done by the think tanks working in the field of climate change. It is a matter of great

pride for us at TERI to be recognized among the top global climate think tanks. This

encourages and motivates us to continue to work with the global community towards

building a greener tomorrow.”


Since its establishment in 1974, TERI has made its mark as a research institute, whose

policy and technology solutions transformed people's lives and the environment. The scope

of the organization’s activities includes climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy,

biotechnology, and social transformation.


The ICCG think tank’s evaluation is based on a solid quantitative methodology and solid

analytical data. Think tanks were assessed and classified based on their performances in a

set of 15 indicators, structured in three main pillars: Activities, Publications and

Dissemination. It follows two rankings – the Standardized Ranking measures the think

tanks’ efficiency in per capita/researcher terms, by taking into account the number of

researchers in each institution; while the Absolute Ranking measures the think tanks’

performances regardless of their efficiency and hence size.



Business | News published on 04/07/2017 by Rashmi

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