How can we execute a pan-India phased plan for emission reduction?
The Government needed a technical expert to implement a global emission protocol in India.
India is among the top producers of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) globally and this has serious environmental consequences, including contributing to ozone layer depletion and climate change. The country is a signatory to a global emission protocol of an international body which mandates phaseout of 97.5% of HCFC by 2030. Accordingly, the Government of India introduced a program intended to achieve this objective of 97.5% phase-out by 2030 and complete phase-out by 2040.
The program, categorized in three stages, has the objective to plan and implement a phased reduction of HCFCs as per international standards. While the first stage has concluded, the second stage of the program is currently underway. Given its magnitude and complexity, the Government needed a technical expert with the competency and experience to work with the international body to plan and implement the third and final stage of the program.
Figure 1: Core elements of third phase of program for reducing HCFC emissions in India
EY’s technical competency, wealth of knowledgeable climate professionals and pan-India presence were critical factors for the Government of India to choose EY as an implementation solution provider.