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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, has initiated a National Communication (NATCOM) project for communicating to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) about anthropogenic emissions of GHGs from various sources and their removal by sinks not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. As a UNDP project funded under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), NATCOM is as per the commitment under UNFCCC (Article 4 and 12). MoEF is the executing agency and has selected InsPIRE as the facilitating agency to house the Project Management Cell staffed by two Expert Consultants.

The NATCOM process comprises comprehensive scientific and technical exercises for estimating GHG emissions from different sectors, reduce uncertainties in current estimations, develop sector- and technology-specific emission coefficients pertinent to India, and assess the adverse impacts of climate change and strategies for adapting to these impacts. NATCOM will also provide the general description of steps taken or envisaged to implement the convention. NATCOM will lead to developing a reliable database and capacity that will help to fulfill commitments under the Convention. The process is also expected to initiate efforts to identify areas of Targeted Research on climate change according to sustainable development plans of the country.

For detailed project report, click here (DOC)

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