Climate change has
become one of the major challenges for mankind and the natural
environment. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released into the
atmosphere in ever rapidly growing volumes are recognized to be
responsible for this change.
quantification, analysis and reduction are key to preventing this,
for example, by enhancing energy efficiency, mitigating carbon
emissions by means of green energy and then compensating for
remaining GHG emissions by investing in carbon offsets, waste
processing, land fill management, landfill gas harnessing, waste
dump reclamations, waste water treatment, waste water recycling,
STP gas harnessing, etc.etc., with a final goal of becoming
This is applicable
to Urban Local Bodies, Municipalities, major institutions, SEZs,
Industrial areas, and individual big industries.
Each Industry and
City planners have a definite role to play, both in terms of
combating this climate change as well as taking opportunity of
worldwide movement for its support.
To share information
with various agencies related to this, ESRF under the sponsorship
of a few international environmental bodies, wish to take an
initiative to study on “Carbon foot prints and their mitigation
methods” for any organization interested.