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Climate Change and India

Kalyan Sen (Editor) Sukumar Devotta (Editor) Amit Garg (Editor) Sumana Bhattacharya (Editor) Subodh Sharma (Editor) A.P. Mitra (Editor)
Synopsis The critical factors determining the quality and reliability of a greenhouse gas inventory is directly dependent on the type of activity data and emission factor used. The quality of any activity data is related to the statistical reliability of the sampling done to ascertain the level of activity. Similarly, emission factors are more reliable if they represent country specific conditions. Keeping these concerns in view, an effort was made under the aegis of India's Initial National Communication, to reduce uncertainty in GHG inventory estimates from India. Measurements were conducted to derive GHG emission factors for some key source categories that contribute significantly to the total national GHG inventory. These included determination of Net Calorific Values of different types of coal in India, CO2 emission coefficients for the cement manufacturing process, GHG emission from transport sector, CH4 from fugitive emissions in coal mining, N2O emission from nitric acid production, CH4 emissions from agricultural activities such as rice cultivation and enteric fermentation, and CH4 from solid waste management. The activity data, which have been closely scrutinized for reducing uncertainty, include allocation of fuel in the road transport sector and activities related to the land use and land cover change and forestry sector. This book synthesizes the sectoral papers contributed by participating experts and also suggests future activities that will strengthen the estimates further.
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About the authors

Amit Garg

Amit Garg is a Fellow of the Indian Insititute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and is presently working for the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India as an Expert Consultant to the NATCOM project. He is a specialist in emission and energy-environment policy analysis. He is a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage, and has co-authored two books and numerous publications in international journals.

A.P. Mitra

Dr. Ashesh Prosad Mitra (b. 1927) is the Director of South Asia Region Regional Research Centre, New Delhi and Honorary Scientist of Eminence, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He was awarded the “Padma Bhushan” by the president of India in 1989. he was also awarded “Meghnad Saha Medal” by the Asiatic Society in 1994. he has over 140 published research papers to his credit and he has edited and written 15 books and monographs.

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Title Climate Change and India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173715173
length xl+359p., Tables; Figures.