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Title: ‘India’s methane emissions stabilising, conform to UN report’
Source:The Hindu Business Line
Date:16 October 2017

India may have some good news on its methane emissions front. An independent study by an international team of researchers, including some from India, has shown that there was very little growth in methane gas emissions from the country in recent years. The scientists, led by Dr Anita Ganesan, who specialises in estimating greenhouse emissions at Bristol University in the UK, found that India’s average emissions of methane gas were about 22 trillion grams per year between 2010 and 2015. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications. More importantly, the study found that the estimates conform to what India has reported to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Significantly, their estimates showed India’s methane emissions are about a third lower than what was calculated by a global research consortium called the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, in a comprehensive global inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.

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