IISc: Chennai highest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases
Source: The Hindu, Date: March , 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.