An Indian Civil Society Initiative to Understand India's GHG Emission Estimates

An Indian Civil Society Initiative to Understand India's GHG Emission Estimates

AFOLU Sector



The AFOLU sector contributes approximately 7% to India’s total GHG emissions in 2013. The estimation of GHG emissions and removals from the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector includes CO2 emissions and removals resulting from Carbon stock changes in biomass, dead organic matter and mineral soils, for all managed lands; CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from fire on all managed land; N2O emissions from all managed soils; CO2 emissions associated with liming and urea application to managed soils; CH4 emissions from rice cultivation; CO2 and N2O emissions from cultivated organic soils; CH4 emission from livestock (enteric fermentation); and CH4 and N2O emissions from manure management systems.

Land use and management influence a variety of ecosystem processes that affect GHG fluxes, such as photosynthesis, respiration, decomposition, nitrification/denitrification, enteric fermentation, and combustion. These processes involve transformations of carbon and nitrogen that are driven by the biological and physical processes.

Citation as: Dhingra, S. Mehta, R. (2017). AFOLU Emissions. Version 2.0 dated September 28, 2017, from GHG platform India: GHG platform - India-2005-2013 National Estimates - 2017 Series

In instances where this sheet is used along with any other sector sheet on this website, the suggested citation is "GHG platform India 2005-2013 National Estimates - 2017 Series"

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