Who We Are
The GHG Platform-India is a collective civil-society initiative which provides an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as Energy, Industry, Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU) and, Waste sectors. The Platform includes notable institutions such as Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability-South Asia, Vasudha Foundation, World Resources Institute-India (WRI) and The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). The platform was jointly conceptualised by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Vasudha Foundation. Vasudha Foundation also acts as the Secretariat for the Platform.
The Platform currently hosts national and sub-national estimates for GHG emissions from 2005 to 2018 by accounting for Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) gases. The platform also undertakes analytical assessments to inform policy design and evaluation. The database produced and maintained by the Platform is available in the public domain to enable third-party use, which is actively encouraged.
GHG Platform India draws its inspiration from a similar civil society initiative in Brazil, namely the ‘System for Estimation of Emissions of GHG’ (SEEG). SEEG is an excellent example of South-South Cooperation, with the India Platform benefiting from Brazilian expertise and technical inputs.