How to calculate carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from different GHG sources?

Green House Gases (GHGs) are those that can absorb and emit infrared radiation. There are six Green House Gases as identified under the Kyoto protocol. These are:- Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). While creating the30

Food and environment

World Environment Day – Questions that seek answers…

Dear readers, On the occasion of World Environment Day, GCG team wishes you a very green and clean environment day. The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? This World Environment Day (5th June 2012) let us discuss the two30

Economic Importance of Psidium guajava

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Psidium Species: P. guajava Common name: Guava, Amrud Origin: Mexico Description: A small tree with spreading branches, the guava is easy to recognize because of its smooth, thin, copper-colour bark that flakes off. The leaves, aromatic when crushed, are evergreen, opposite, short-30

Economic importance of Shorea robusta

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Malvales Family: Dipterocarpaceae Species: S. robusta Common name: Sal Origin: India Description: The bark of the young tree is smooth with a few long deep and vertical furrows. Leaves are ovate-oblong in shape.  The flowers are whitish in colour. These come out30

Economic importance of Plumeria acutifolia

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Plumeria Species: P.acutifolia Common name: Pagoda tree Origin: Mexico Description: A small tree, planted as an ornamental. Trunk is usually leaning and often branched. Leaves are long, narrow, clustered near the end of branches. Branches have many scars showing where leaves have30

Economic importance of Tectona grandis

Family: Lamiaceae Genus: Tectona Species: T. grandis Common name: Teak Origin: India Description: Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree. The very large leaves are shiny above, hairy below. Flowers small, mauve to white and arranged in large, flowering heads. Fruit is a drupe and30

Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 – the deadline is May 31st 2012

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP- 2012), under its Investor CDP disclosure program requested climate change information from India’s 200 largest companies by market capitalization, as listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Companies can disclose their carbon footprint and other climate change related information online on CDP30

Economic importance of Semecarpus anacardium

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Sapindales Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Semecarpus Species: S. anacardium Common name: Bhilawa Origin: India Description: Semecarpus anacardium is a deciduous tree. Its leaves are 7-24 inches long and 2-12 inches wide mostly rounded a t the tip. It has rounded, heart-shaped or narrowed30

Polyalthia longifolia

Economic importance of Polyalthia longifolia

Family: Annonaceae Genus: Polyalthia Species: P. longifolia Common name: Devdaru Origin: India   Description: Tall, evergreen tree with a conical crown.  Short but numerous branches and long, tapering, narrow and drooping leaves with wavy margins. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, quite glabrous, faintly gland dotted with wavy30