Carbon Footprint Calculation- A small introduction of ISO 14064

A carbon footprint is the total sum of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person.  As we are aware, the increasing concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere can accelerate climate change and global warming, it is very necessary to measure these emissions from our day to day activities. The first step towards managing GHG emissions is to measure them. There are some standards and guidelines to measure GHG emissions like GHG protocol, ISO 14064, the more comprehensive one Life Cycle40

Sustainability is increasingly becoming one of the top criteria for investment choices

The growing world population will result in additional burdens on food, energy and water that may lead to shortages as time passes and the situation will be exacerbated by climate change in unpredictable ways. Climate change is threatening our natural environment and the situation is worsened by the over exploitation of natural resources. Businesses need natural resources for their operations.  As the future of industries depend upon these diminishing resources; financial investors have become increasingly aware of this risk and40

Ralegan Siddhi – A sustainable village model for the country

Around 60% of the rural population in India lives in primitive conditions. Most of them have no access to electricity, necessary education and health services. Modern technology has not touched these people even after 60 years of independence. Rural poverty causes large scale migration to cities which further lead to serious urban problems. This is the picture of present scenario but the picture has another side too. Yes, the answer is Ralegan Siddhi. “The World Bank Group has concluded that40

Green School

A few schools in India are pioneering new ways of learning. As adolescent is an age of opportunity and when the mind is most impressionable, it is best that good ideas be introduced at a young age. One such school is Aman Setu School in Pune that has tried to introduce environmentally friendly practices for its students. The building itself is made from locally available recycled materials and toxic paints have been avoided.  Aman Setu, which literally means the ‘bridge40

GREEN BUILDINGS

Green buildings refer to environmentally sustainable buildings, buildings which do not utilise traditional resources that contribute to or increase pollution and the construction and subsequent operation minimises waste generation while maximising on sustainable practices. The energy requirement of a building that we live or work in is around 40% (developed country) of the total energy consumption. The construction of a building is itself energy intensive. So green building is a concept that aims at minimising wasteful activities and promotes environmentally40

Green House Gas inventory-Indian NATCOM

Note: Read snapshot of India’s Green House Gas emission Report (2007)  here Excess release of pollutants in the atmosphere is a starting point of any environmental pollution. Growing accumulation of green house gases accelerates the green house effect that further results into additional warming of the planet. Climate change is real and it’s effects have been already visible. Since past 200 years industrial revolution subsequently resulting in higher consumption of natural resources like fossil fuels and minerals. Growing concern about40

An introduction to Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project was launched by an UK based organization to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by the organizations. CDP is a key to accelerate the climate change mitigation initiative by providing quantitative information about the green house gas emissions. It is difficult for businesses to disclose their sensitive information through the barriers of internal policies, investment priorities and top management attitude. Investors, stakeholders, political leaders and big corporations can collectively trigger this initiative and make the requirement40