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Greenhouse gas inventory estimates for India

Sharma, Subodh K and Choudhury, Asim and Sarkar, Pinaki and Biswas, Subhashis and Singh, Anil and Dadhich, Pradeep K and Singh, Ajay K and Majumdar, Suman and Bhatia, Arti and Mohini, Madhu and Kumar, Rajesh and Jha, CS and Murthy, MSR and Ravindranath, NH and Bhattacharya, Jayant K and Karthik, M and Bhattacharya, Sumana and Chauhan, Rita (2011) Greenhouse gas inventory estimates for India. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 101 (3). pp. 405-415.

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This article reports the greenhouse gas emissions of anthropogenic origin by sources and removals by sinks of India for 2007 prepared under the aegis of the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) (note 1). The emission profile includes carbon dioxide (CO(2)), methane and nitrous oxide. It also includes the estimates of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride at the national level from various sectors, viz, energy, industrial process and product use, agriculture, land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), and waste. In 2007, emissions were of the order of 2008.67 Tg (note 2) of CO(2) equivalents without emissions from the LULUCF sector. Whereas with LULUCF the emissions were about 1831.65 Tg CO(2) equivalents. The energy sector accounted for 69% of the total emissions, the agriculture sector contributed 19% of the emissions, 9% of the emissions was from the industrial processes and product use, and only 3% of the emissions was attributable to the waste sector. The LULUCF sector on the whole was net sink category for CO(2). The study tracks the improvements made in inventory estimates at the national level through the years, in terms of the expanding coverage of sources, reducing uncertainties and inclusion of new methodologies, including some elements of future areas of work.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science (Bangalore)
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Anthropogenic origin;emissions;greenhouse gas inventory; IPCC;source and sink
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 05:23
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 05:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40553

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