MoEF’s National REDD+ Draft Policy

The REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries) mechanism originally aimed at creating some sort of financial incentive for forest carbon stocks which were left outside the purview of the negotiations that adopted UNFCCC and brought into picture the Kyoto Protocol. REDD+ takes it30

GHG emission

Scientist Discover a New Method to curb greenhouse gases

Scientists discovered a new method to convert harmful Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) into chemicals which can produce synthetic fuels on 2 February 2014. A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (a greenhouse30

GHG emission

New greenhouse gas with highest global warming impact discovered

A new discovery by scientists has revealed a new greenhouse gas that appears to have the highest global-warming impact. Perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) – discovered by Toronto’s Department of Chemistry research team concluded that the compound is most effective in potential to harm the climate, in a30

GHG emission

India refuses to phase out refrigerant gases

India has resisted efforts to bring HFC’s under the Montreal Protocol. The government wants HFC’s to be treated separately under the framework of UNFCCC and not under the Montreal Protocol Hindu reported. At the meetings in Bangkok recently, efforts were moved to bring HFC’s under30

Power Grid in India

How to calculate GHG emission for electricity consumption from the grid?

A large portion of Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) from most companies comprise of consumption of electricity from the grid. In India, around 65% of electricity is coming from coal and other fossil fuel based thermal power plants. Electricity generated from these power plants contributes in30

Holstein Friesian cow

Why should the dairy industry manage its carbon emissions?

Increasing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions chiefly due to anthropogenic activities is what leads to climate change. The dairy industry also has a significant share in contributing towards GHG emissions right from the production of milk in farms to its final processing, storage and distribution. The30

Parameters of Greenco rating system

Importance of GHG management in Greenco Certification

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) -Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre has developed the ‘Greenco rating’ system for evaluating the ‘greenness of companies’. The rating system is the “first of its kind in the world” to assess and analyze the environmental impact of a company’s activities or30

GHG emisisons from auto ancillary sector

Importance of Greening Automotive Supply Chain

The global auto components industry is estimated at US$1.2 trillion with a major share from India. As per the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the Indian auto component sector has been growing at 20% per annum since 2000 and is projected to maintain the high-growth30