Estimation of carbon sequestration potential of activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment, Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is India’s flagship employment guarantee programme

Abstract

The study estimates the carbon sequestration potential of activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment, Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), India’s flagship employment guarantee programme, contributing towards India’s international commitment on carbon sinks. The study is highly significant at this time, being in line with the Paris Climate Agreement reporting requirements under the Katowice Climate Package which recommends estimation and reporting of mitigation co-benefits of adaptation actions.

The Report was prepared by Prof N H Ravindranath and Dr Indu K Murthy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, with technical support of Dr Jeremy Woods of Imperial College, London. It was reviewed by Dr Jeremy Woods and Mr Laurence Evans, from Imperial College London, facilitated by the College’s consultancy company Imperial Consultants

This study was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). It is an output of the ‘Estimation of carbon sequestration potential of activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act’ project and ‘Delivering Technical Assistance for Climate Resilient Infrastructure under India’s Rural Employment Guarantee Programme’.

Citation

N H Ravindranath, Indu K Murthy, Jeremy Woods (2018) Estimation of carbon sequestration potential of activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Imperial College, London

Estimation of carbon sequestration potential of activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Published 31 December 2018