|Center for Climate Change|
Thursday, May 29, 2014|
Green House Gas Accounting and Inventorization for Industry and Power Sector 29 – 31 May 2014
INTRODUCTION:resources and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to structural changes in the Indian economy in the past fifty
years from a predominantly agrarian base to a sizable industrial base.
India is the world’s fourth largest economy and fifth largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, accounting for about 5%
of global emissions. India’s emissions increased 65% between 1990 and 2005 and are projected to grow another 70% by 2020. India’s GHG intensity is currently 20% lower than the world average (and 15% and 40% lower than the United States’ and China’s, respectively).
Greenhouse gases are gases in an atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range.
Greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change include Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs), per fluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Management of GHG emissions is increasingly being seen as an essential element of sustainable development and
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in developing countries such as India. Greenhouse gas accounting describes
the way to inventory of GHG emissions.
GHG accounting for developing countries like India has become more significant in the light of ensuing climate change
summit at Copenhagen in December 2009, so as to measure, monitor, model GHG emissions, and thus make
developing countries more accountable. Soon this will be the mandatory requirement of all developing countries.
Closing date: Thursday, May 29, 2014