Note: Net AFOLU emissions = 170.58 Mt CO2e and Gross AFOLU emissions = 351.55 Mt CO2e
Contribution of the three sub-sectors is computed with respect to gross AFOLU emissions

Emissions Estimates

AFOLU Sector

The AFOLU sector consists of three sub-sectors, namely Livestock, Land and Aggregate Sources and Non-CO2 Emission Sources on Land*. AFOLU sector contributed ~171 Mt of CO2 equivalent emissions (6%) of India's economy-wide emissions in 2018. The three important greenhouse gases for the AFOLU sector are Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) (removals). The major contributing sub-sectors are: Livestock that emitted 10.56 Mt of CH4, and 0.002 Mt of N2O; Aggregate Sources emitted 3.54 Mt of CH4 and 0.18 Mt of N2O; and the Land sub-sector removed 180.97 Mt of CO2. The lead sector partner for AFOLU is Vasudha Foundation.

Citation as: Solanki, S., Chakraborty, M., Gupta, S., K.P., Rahul, Dutt, R., and Mehta, R. Version 4.0 dated September 15, 2022, from GHG Platform India: National and Sub- National Estimates: 2005-2018 Series

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AFOLU Emissions 2005 to 2018

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