Carbon Footprint Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Erode Region-Tamil Nadu, India
The concentration of greenhouse gases rises up due to human activities, which in turn raises the atmosphere and results in global warming. In this year’s index, India stands 12th position in the greenhouse emission. According to CCPI reports of 2019 states the India ranks 11th by improving its performance in the renewable energy sector joining in the group of medium performers. However, challenging in the year of 2030 India has an overall high rating in the emission category. These consequences can be identified by using an sign such as GWP(Global warming potential) can be calculated mathematically and its explicated in terms of carbon dioxide(CO2).These consideration have provided remarkable fame to quantification of the contribution of various activities to global warming normally given as the term carbon footprint. Assessing a carbon footprint is a valuable step towards making measurable emissions reductions. The amount of GHGs (Greenhouse gases) emitted can be measured by Life Cycle analysis. The objective of the study is to examine the GHGs inventories in various regions and explores with bond of population and gross domestic product (GDP).The emission inventories include electricity, livestock, diesel generator, waste sector and LPG have been taken. The emission factors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines are used. Emissions of each GHG’s are evaluated by multiplying the consumption of source by the corresponding emission factor. The total CO2 emissions for Erode Taluk are estimated and suitable mitigation measures are suggested.