India’s last National Communication submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) covers national GHG emission estimates dating back to 2007. A state-wise analysis of the scenario depicts that only a handful of states have prepared state-level GHG inventories. Thus, a development of a time series of annual GHG emission estimates for India is essential.
The proposed multi-institution civil society platform for GHG emissions estimation and analysis for India (India Platform) has been conceptualized as a collaborative initiative to prepare current and historical annual GHG emissions estimates at the national level for India that are disaggregated by sector and sub- sector. This database can then be used for undertaking relevant analytic assessments in support of policy design and evaluation. The database produced and maintained by the India Platform will be available in the public domain to enable third-party use.
The project intends to prepare annual GHG emissions estimates across multiple sectors for India from year 2007 onwards, in line with the IPCC guidelines for National Emission Inventories and the National Communication documents.
The India Platform will have a Secretariat, whose role will be to coordinate platform activities and Sector Leads designated for each of the sectors will be responsible for the sector-specific activities and outputs.
As part of this multi-institution project, ICLEI South Asia is the sector lead for Waste Sector and is preparing GHG emission estimates for India for the Waste Sector. The methodological approach as prescribed by the 2006 IPCC guidelines for National GHG Emission Inventories is being followed and the assessment includes the municipal solid waste disposal, industrial wastewater and domestic waste water sub-sectors.
Secretariat: Vasudha Foundation
Energy: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)
Industrial Processes: Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use: KIIT University, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), and Fair Climate Network
Waste: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia Secretariat (ICLEI South Asia)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
October 2015- June 2016
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