Workshop on GHG Platform – India: Waste and Industrial Emissions

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia, along with partners, is organising the GHG Platform - India’s roundtable discussion focussing on Waste (Solid Waste, Domestic Waste Water and Industrial Waste Water) and Industrial sectors on February 3, 2017 in Kolkata.

The GHG Platform - India is a collective civil society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, waste, industry, agriculture, livestock, forestry and land-use and land-use change sectors. The platform is a joint effort of institutions such as Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Centre for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia (ICLEI South Asia), Vasudha Foundation, and World Resources Institute (WRI) India in addition to a few sectoral experts in their individual capacity. The platform was jointly conceptualised by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Vasudha Foundation, and is supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.

The platform currently features national estimates for GHG emissions from 2007-2012 accounting CO2, CH4 and N2O gases. A brief hand out with the outcomes and analysis of these emission estimates is attached herewith. A detailed report on the trend analysis for the emission estimates from 2007-2012 for different sectors is available at http://ghgplatformindia.org/publications . The teams are in the process of expanding the time series to 2005-14 and to further provide State-level emission estimates.   

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