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IISc: Chennai highest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

At nearly 39 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, Delhi has the highest greenhouse gases footprint in the country. Greater Mumbai and Chennai follow Delhi with 23 million tonnes and 22 million tonnes respectively. Ahmedabad accounts for the least (9 million tonnes) GHS footprint among the seven Indian cities studied by a team of researchers at IISc, Despite the total GHS footprint being 17 million tonnes lesser than Delhi, Chennai has the highest per capita emission of carbon dioxide equivalent 4.79 tonnes. Kolkata follows Chennai with 3.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Chennai also emits the highest carbon dioxide equivalent per GDP 2.55 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent per lakh rupees.The results, based on the 2009-2010 data, were published recently in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews by a team led by Prof. T.V. Ramachandra of the Energy &Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bengaluru.

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