New GHG Platform to Study Impact of Climate Change

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The GHG Platform-India is an Indian civil society initiative of eminent institutions such as Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), ICLEI South Asia, Vasudha Foundation, and World Resources Institute (WRI) India in addition to a few sectoral experts. The platform was jointly conceptualised by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Vasudha Foundation. Vasudha foundation also acts as the Secretariat for the Platform.

The platform currently hosts national estimates for Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from 2007-2012 by accounting CO2, CH4 and N2O gases across key sectors such as energy, industry, waste, agriculture, livestock, forestry, and land-use and land-use change. Going forward, it aims to provide state-level GHG emission estimates while simultaneously expanding the time-series for the national estimates. It is expected to be a valuable tool to understand development trends, track emissions, and also support the design and evaluation of energy and climate policies.

The emission estimates will be available on the website, allowing users to view, sort, and download data sets for analysis for showcasing the methodologies used in the analysis. The purpose of this website is to make data accessible to the public in a transparent and user-friendly manner. It is also envisaged that the data will be updated on a regular basis along with other key information.

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