Key Messages

To increase the reliability of India's national emissions inventory, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) must consider developing 'country-specific' emission factors using real- time measurements across all sectors. At present, many of the employed emission factors are either defaults or global estimates.

This paper is part of GHG Platform India, comprising Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP); Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW); Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia (ICLEI); SHAKTI Sustainable Energy Foundation; and Vasudha Foundation; and World Resources Institute - India. 


(In addition to the CSTEP contributors mentioned/linked in this Web page, researchers from the other GHGPI partners, i.e., CEEW, ICLEI, SSEF, WRI, and Vasudha Foundation, contributed to this publication.)

GHGPI: Recommendations to the Government on India's Official GHG Emission Estimation Process