AUG 2017
Cover Story
Greenhouse Gas Accounting: A Potential Tool for a Climate Smart Urban Development

Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting describes the way to inventory and audit GHG emissions. In this article, Aditi Phansalkar helps us understand the intricacies of GHG accounting as she feels that with cities developing at a whirlwind pace, there is an urgent need to be watchful of the GHG emissions being pumped by these cities into the atmosphere. More than focussing on larger geographical areas, city-level emission checks are the need of the hour. Whereas, making the emissions data available along with transparency in the process can be now made possible with several reporting frameworks; what remains as a challenge is to maintain consistency in both acquiring data as well as storing it. She apprises us about some frameworks that are trying to overcome this challenge.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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