Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Pallav Purohit, Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Imrich Bertok, Mohit Sharma
September 2016 | Sustainable Cooling
Suggested citation:Purohit, Pallav, Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Imrich Bertok, Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Mohit Sharma. 2016. Scenario Analysis for HFC emissions in India: Mitigation Potential and Costs. New Delhi; Laxenburg: Council on Energy, Environment and Water and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
This report, in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) and supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, models scenarios to understand the implications of alternative future actions on the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) front for Indian emissions and industry. Further, it presents the estimates for HFC emissions in India. It also provides their technical mitigation potential and associated costs between 2010 to 2050. In addition, it discusses policy implications to enable India to design measures which pursued domestic, economic and social priorities and global environmental leadership.
The phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) has resulted in a transition towards HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases with high Global Warming Potential (GWP). A significant increase in emissions of HFCs is expected as a result. However, the pace and magnitude of these emissions, as well as economy-wide mitigation cost of the potential of HFC emissions, are well not understood.
Cumulative mitigation potential, foregone cumulative emissions, and cumulative costs and saving under different HFC phase-down scenarios in the period 2015 to 2050
Mitigation potential and cost under the Indian proposal
Source: Authors’ analysis