Low Carbon Country Studies: India
Initiated in 2005, this study was requested by the government of India to: (a) develop the analytical capacity required to help identify low carbon growth opportunities, up to the end of the 15th Five Year Plan (March 2032), in major sectors of the economy; and (b) facilitate informed decision-making by improving the knowledge base and raising national and international awareness of India’s efforts to address global climate change. India is at a unique juncture in its development. It focuses on five sectors and areas of the economy that together represent 75% of GHG emissions from energy use in India in 2007, as follows:
- Power generation, transmission and distribution
- Electricity consumption by households
- Non-residential buildings
- Energy consumption in six energy intensive industries (iron and steel, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, refining, and pulp and paper)
- Fuel use in road transport
While multiple scenarios were investigated, the report’s findings are based on three scenarios and accompanying sensitivity analysis.
This project is part of ESMAP’s support for low carbon development.
Energy Intensive Sectors of the Indian Economy