India’s GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary framework aiming to help Indian companies monitor progress towards measurement and management of GHG emissions using tools and methodologies from WBCSD and WRI’s GHG Protocol
The India GHG Program brings together internationally recognized GHG accounting and measurement tools and methodologies from WRI’s GHG Protocol to create a comprehensive platform that facilitates relevant regional, national, and sectorial benchmarking of GHG emissions and recognizes sustainable business initiatives. Currently, inadequate institutional capacity and the lack of a clear and consistent approach for GHG accounting constrain the ability of business leaders to manage and measure GHG emissions. Indian businesses recognize the rewards of sustainable business practices, but are challenged by a lack of uniformity in GHG measurement guidelines and a national benchmarking system. The India GHG Program seeks to address some of these barriers to help businesses better manage their emissions.
In addition to standardizing and customizing the measurement and management of GHG emissions in India, the program also promotes profitable, sustainable and competitive business practices by fostering GHG reduction initiatives and projects. The initiative has already received strong endorsement and support from industry leaders. Founding member companies include Godrej & Boyce, HCC Limited, Ford Motor Company (India), Mahindra Sanyo Steel, Jet Airways, Tata Teleservices, Bayer Group, Infosys Technologies, Tata Chemicals, NTPC, ITC, Yes Bank, Cummins India, Forbes Marshall, JK Tyres, Shree Cements, United Technologies, Ambuja Cement and GAIL. The India GHG Program is led by WRI India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding its 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) from November 7-18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are convening to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change that was struck at COP21 in December 2015. COP 22 presents a crucial opportunity to advance implementation of the Agreement, moving us further towards a zero-carbon, climate resilient world with a growing global economy.
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