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Blog Posts: GHG

  • Corporates, Cost of Carbon and Internalising Externalities

    In recent times, discussions around internal carbon pricing have been intensifying. Carbon pricing shifts costs away from society to the polluter, and provides incentives to reduce emissions. More than 430 companies globally have implemented internal carbon pricing – evidence that corporates are recognising that this benefits more than just climate.

    While most policies follow the ‘polluters pay’ principle,...

  • The GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance: Transforming Carbon Inventories

    Approximately 38 percent of India’s greenhouse gas emissions come from energy generation and about 76 percent of that energy is consumed by industrial and commercial users . According to the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), improved availability of coal and gas will likely lead to a 6.2 percent rise in electricity generation in 2014-15 while thermal power...

  • India’s Energy Moment: Ready for a Low-Carbon Future?

    This blog post originally appeared in National Geographic.

    In the aftermath of the historic joint U.S.-China climate announcement in November, international attention has now swung to India. With new national leadership firmly in place, many are wondering what Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do on energy and climate. Some pundits have called on India, the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter, to announce its own emissions target...

  • 5 Questions with Vivek Adhia: A New Program for Measuring India’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    This blog post originally appeared on Insights.

    As India continues to experience the impacts of climate change in the form of changing rainfall patterns, heat waves, and coastal flooding, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to mitigate and adapt. The problem is that many lack guidance on where to begin.

    The India Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program, launched in July 2013, aims to offer a...

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