GRI based sustainability reporting in India

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an organization that produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world. It started with a vision of a sustainable global economy where organizations manage their economic, environmental, social and governance performance and impacts responsibly and30

India’s first solar PV project registered under the CDM

On 16th May 2011, India’s first 5 MW of installed capacity solar power project registered under the Clean Development Mechanism that uses solar PV technology for power generation.  This project is now eligible to earn carbon revenue from year 2011 onwards. Please find following details30

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Clean Water from ATM’s

Water is the ultimate necessity for almost all human activities. Life cannot sustain itself without water. However, to provide clean and safe water has been a challenge to the governments of the day. (Know about water scarcity and India) Some out of the box measures30

Methane emission from waste water treatment plants can earn carbon revenue

Methane (CH4) is emitted from both anthropogenic and natural sources.  Fossil fuel production, rice cultivation, biomass burning, and waste management are some of the activities that release methane.  In case of organic waste, it is produced from microbial decomposition of organic matter in the absence30

Online accounting system to check illegal mining

The government is planning to put in place an online system by December for mandatory registration of all minerals-related transactions in the country. “We are going to introduce an end-to-end accounting system by the end of this year for all mineral transactions including mining, selling,30

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 our30

Analysis of CDM projects in Indian agriculture sector

Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to our GDP and can easily take advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol to earn carbon credits and generate an additional revenue source. This market based mechanism allows developed countries to meet their30

The French-Indian satellite Megha-Tropiques

Megha Tropiques (Megha means cloud and Tropiques is tropics in French) is the new satellite that is a joint project between India and France. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) have collaborated on the project. It will help to30