The global objective of this study was to determine Indian capacity to monitor atmospheric pollution from large industrial and power generation sources, develop an overview of potential win-win benefits of climate change and air quality/ health policies, and design pilot projects to strengthen monitoring and reporting capacity for atmospheric emissions from those sectors.
The specific objectives, fully realised, were:
- Assessment of capacity to monitor atmospheric emissions of key pollutants including greenhouse gases from large industrial and power generation sources;
- Analysis of the capacity to monitor atmospheric concentrations of air pollution and the capacity to assess the contribution of the above mentioned emissions to air pollution for example through modelling;
- Building on other funded projects, a summary of the win-win (mitigation + air quality) potentials of tackling these environmental impacts;
- The design of two feasible pilot projects in these sectors aimed at building capacity to monitor and report classic air pollutant and GHG emissions, to be implemented under the EU-India Initiative on Clean Development and Climate Change which could be funded under the new National Indicative Programme. These pilot projects drew on EU experience;
- Assessment and analysis of perceptions and expectations on both sides. An overview was given of the perceptions and expectations of cooperation in the climate change field.
The work involved desk research and stakeholder consultation in Europe and India. Five sub-reports were prepared relating to the above objectives as well as a consolidated report and the findings were presented at a one-day workshop with the Commission services concerned.
Relevant specialisms for this contract: 2,3,7
Technical expertise provided in:
- Air quality
- Energy sector policies, planning and institutional capacity assessment;
- Climate change;
- Energy - environment economics, energy modelling, system analysis and planning;
- Renewable energy
- Project preparation in the field of energy, environment and climate change
- EU best practice in the field of atmospheric emissions