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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has launched the “Catalogue of Indian Emission Inventory Reports” which aims to help policy makers and scientists prepare a review of all the work done in this area.

The report presents a database of all publicly available Emission Inventories (EIs) and several previously unreferenced studies for India to help policy makers and scientists prepare for the calculation of all the work done in the region. About 200 reports on EI have been collected and made available with hyperlinks that researchers and policy makers can use. They have also been categorized by industry for convenience.

Emission inventories have been prepared for several Indian cities and states, but several of these EI reports have not received the attention they deserve. “This report presents a database of all publicly available EI reports and several previously unreferenced studies for India to help policy makers and scientists prepare for the calculation of all the work done in the region. “, said TERI on January 14 during the launch of the document.

The document contains a systematic table of EI studies by source contribution – total emissions, transportation, residential, industrial, power plants, agriculture, waste and others – along with details such as geography, network size, the emission factors used and the type of data collected (primary surveys vs. secondary literature). Each sectoral list also includes the pollutants studied and highlights reports that closely adhered to existing guidelines from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), he said.

Highlighting how much more emphasis there is on accurate and reliable emission data for all pollutants and all sources today, TERI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Vibha Dhawan said in her message: “The Identifying and quantifying emission rates from various sources has been practiced for However, today, with the mandates of the Central Pollution Control Board, National Green Tribunal, MoEF&CC and National Clean Air Program (NCAP), many other cities are preparing emissions inventories.

The report highlights good practice in using indigenous emission factors and the importance of using primary data and activity surveys for field verification. The report attempts to briefly describe the uncertainties associated with emission inventories.

No less than 132 unreached cities across India are part of NCAP which was launched by the Center as a long-term and time-bound national strategy to comprehensively tackle the problem of air pollution. across the country. It aims to achieve a 20-30% reduction in fine particle concentrations by 2024, keeping 2017 as the baseline year. Non-compliant cities are those that do not meet the air quality standards prescribed by the Union Ministry of Environment.

EDF India’s Chief Adviser, Hisham Mundol, said in his message, “All cities not reached under the National Air Quality Program are currently working on developing inventory studies. emissions. However, it is worth highlighting the enormous work that has already been done by the scientific community in the same direction.”

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