Ben Grobot, Adarsh Varma, Ashish Kulkarni, Robert Stewart, Shaun Brace, Tom Buckland, B Sengupta, Bhargav Krishna, and Hem H. Dholakia
September 2016 | Industrial Sustainability
Suggested citation: Grobot, Ben, Adarsh Varma, Ashish Kulkarni, Robert Stewart, Shaun Brace, Tom Buckland, B Sengupta, Bhargav Krishna, Hem H. Dholakia. 2016. A Review of the Process for Setting Industry Specific Emissions Standards in India. New Delhi: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.
This study characterises the existing process for setting emission standards in India and assesses the degree to which this process is followed in practice. It reviews how techno-economic, environmental and social impacts are taken into consideration and assesses the level of communication, engagement, and transparency at each stage of the process. Further, it reviews three industrial sectors in greater detail and undertakes an assessment of, and comparison against, international practices and processes for emission standard development, including those applied in the European Union, China and USA.
Resources (skills and manpower) of some of the key institutions involved in the process are strained, and stakeholders have indicated that this is impacting the process for the development of the standards, and ultimately the standards themselves.