India GHG Program

The World Resources Institute (WRI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have established a ‘center for excellence’ on GHG accounting in India – the India GHG Program - a voluntary initiative to standardize measurement and management of GHG emissions in India. Founded in July 2013, the Program aims to help companies in India monitor their progress towards voluntary reduction goals in a consistent and credible manner. The programme will provide companies with tools and technical assistance to build inventories, identify reduction opportunities, establish both annual and long-term reduction goals, and track their progress based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used emissions accounting and reporting standard in the world.

The India GHG Program aims to help companies in India monitor their progress towards voluntary reduction goals in a consistent and credible manner. The programme will provide companies with tools and technical assistance to build inventories, identify reduction opportunities, establish both annual and long-term reduction goals, and track their progress based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used emissions accounting and reporting standard in the world.

The India GHG Program will also facilitate the engagement of the business sector with policy-makers, supporting progress towards national goals on carbon intensity and the mitigation of GHG emissions. In addition, the programme will build a pool of trained and certified GHG practitioners and GHG measurement and management professionals.

In addition to standardising the measurement and management of GHG emissions in India, the programme also promotes profitable, sustainable and competitive business.  The initiative has already received strong endorsement and support from industry leaders. Founding member companies including 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 have come together to launch this voluntary initiative to enhance profitability and competitiveness in a carbon, resource and energy-constrained world.

The programme has been made possible with the support from the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Pirojsha Godrej Foundation.

See more information about the India GHG Program here:
http://www.ghgprotocol.org/programs-and-registries/india

   

Asia

India

General

LEDS

Industry

Capacity-Building

World Resources Institute (WRI)

BMU, Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

July 2013 - July 2016