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).
WRI India is hosting Accelerating Clean Energy 2017 (ACE17), a conference that will bring together policymakers, sector regulators, corporates, energy sector experts, and research organisations in an effort to explore ways to enhance the growth of clean energy procurement and deployment by businesses in India, and to overcome barriers that limit this. The event will be held on 28 November 2017 at The Claridges, New Delhi.
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