Short-lived Climate Pollutants

Short lived climate pollutants are greenhouse pollutants with a high global warming potential and include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), black carbon, methane and nitrous oxide. They are an important group of pollutants whose reduction can provide significant climate benefits in the short term and co-benefits like improved air quality, given their short-lived nature in the atmosphere. Shakti is supporting efforts to reduce emissions of HFCs and black carbon from multiple sources. These include national and state level activities to inform policies through research studies, convening and capacity building of stakeholders, and enhancing access to finance and technology solutions.

Phasing Down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a group of industrial refrigerants that are potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) with a high global warming potential (GWP). HFCs were developed to replace CFCs and HCFCs, which are potent GHGs as well as Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)…
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Black Carbon

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is an air pollutant and global warming agent that is emitted from sources like diesel engines and brick kilns. Shakti is supporting multiple initiatives, at the national level and across states, to inform policy development that leads to the adoption…
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HCFC Phase-out Management Plan - The SME Foam Sector

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : LNC Pvt. Ltd. Year: 2017

India recently commenced stage II of the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP-II) under the Montreal Protocol. As part of the Plan, India seeks to phase out the consumption of HCFC-141b by 2020. HCFCs are primarily used in the foam sector as a blowing agent. While most large-scale foam manufacturers in India have been able to shift to alternate...Read more

Correcting the Divergence Between Diesel and Petrol Pricing

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Integrated Research and Action for Development Year: 2017

Due to differences in the taxes that are levied on diesel and petrol, a price distortion between the two fuels persists making diesel a substantially cheaper fuel. This has inclined consumer behaviour towards diesel vehicles, which are excessively polluting as compared to petrol vehicles. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared diesel...Read more

Using Resource Efficient Materials in Brick Kilns - Bihar

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Multiple Year: 2016

Shakti is enabling technical assistance to the Government of Bihar as well as brick makers and entrepreneurs in Bihar to support the adoption of cleaner and more efficient brick making technologies as well as resource efficient building materials like fly ash bricks. Brick makers are being assisted to comply with the recent order of the Bihar...Read more

Informing India’s Stance on the Global Phase-Down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Centre for Science and Environment Year: 2016

In October 2016, India along with nearly 200 other countries adopted an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). India agreed to move forward its proposed freeze year by three years from 2031 to 2028 and its proposed baseline by four years from 2028-2030 to 2024-2026. Efforts facilitated by Shakti have...Read more

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