|Center for Climate Change|
Tuesday, December 10, 2013|
ISO 14064: Green House Gas Accounting and Inventorization 10-12 December 2013
INTRODUCTION:India is a developing country with more than a billion population. There has been a rapid rise in the use of energy 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). ISO 14064 is comprised of three standards, respectively detailing specifications and guidance for the organizational level, project levels, and for validation and verification. ISO 14064 standard provide governments, businesses, regions and other organisations with an integrated set of tools for programs aimed at measuring, quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These standards allow organisations take part in emissions trading schemes by using a globally recognized standard. This is the best time for Companies/ Organizations to learn and prepare for GHG Accounting, Carbon Footprint, Carbon Disclosure and related benefits.
Closing date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, January 06, 2014|
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Central Public Sector Enterprises from 06-08 January 2014
INTRODUCTION:In the context of public sector enterprises Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be viewed as a way of conducting business, which enables the creation and distribution of wealth for the betterment of its stakeholders, through the implementation and integration of ethical systems and sustainable management practices.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability is a company’s commitment to its stakeholders to conduct business in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner that is transparent and ethical.
As a thumb rule, CPSEs should integrate their CSR and Sustainability plans and strategy with their business plans and strategies. Accordingly, under the revised guidelines, CPSEs are expected to formulate their policies with a balanced emphasis on all aspects of CSR and Sustainability – equally with regard to their internal operations, activities and processes, as well as in their response to externalities.
In the revised guidelines, the thrust of CSR and Sustainability is clearly on capacity building, empowerment of communities, inclusive socio-economic growth, environment protection, promotion of green and energy efficient technologies, development of backward regions, and upliftment of the marginalized and under-privileged sections of the society.
The revised new Guidelines from Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, GoI covers planning of projects, activities, expenditure, documentation, implementation and monitoring, sustainability reporting and disclosure, impact assessment, advocacy and research, MoU evaluation of CSR and Sustainable Development initiatives.
The objectives of CSR and Sustainability Guidelines is to assist CPSEs in implementing their policy, projects/ activities and aligning suitably the organizational structure for achieving the goal of CSR and Sustainability. Refer to the Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for Central Public Sector Enterprises released by DPE, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, GoI.
Closing date: Monday, January 06, 2014