This is India’s first and only comprehensive technical guidance manual on CEMS. It empowers stakeholders with the knowledge of the best practices adopted around the world.
Chandra Bhushan is the Deputy Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of India’s leading environmental research and advocacy organizations. With an academic background in Engineering and Environmental Planning, he has been associated with CSE since 1997. He has a wide-ranging research and public policy interests. He heads the Industry, Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, Food Safety and Toxins, Energy, Climate Change, Waste Management and Environmental Governance teams at CSE. He is also a Consulting Editor for Down To Earth magazine, and supports institutional development. He has authored/ co-authored more than 25 books and reports.
Bhushan advises a range of institutions as part of advocacy for environmental issues worldwide. He was the co-chair of the technical advisory committee, Global Reporting Initiative, USA/Netherlands till 2002. He is also an expert member for the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) group of countries on Climate Change. He is also on the Board of Governors, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET). He was recently conferred with the Ozone Award (Partnership Award) by the United Nations for his contributions towards framing of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
With a rapidly growing economy and a still increasing population, India’s energy production and consumption will need to increase several times in the next decades in order to meet human development needs.
The paper gives an overview of the energy resource governance in India. It illustrates the energy-poverty challenge and the emerging energy scenario in the country.