Evaluation of Emission Indicators Using Decomposition Analysis

  • Tejal Kanitkar
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)


The first component of the modeling framework, i.e., decomposition analysis of emission indicators, is discussed in this chapter. Emission intensity of GDP as an indicator encompasses the key energy and economic variables that are evaluated further in the other two components of this study. In this chapter, the method used for decomposition, advantages and limitations of the method, and results for a few key scenarios constructed to illustrate the method are discussed. In addition to this, we also evaluate the implications of such mitigation targets in developing countries, using India as a case study. This is done to illustrate the importance of using multiple baselines especially for developing countries while developing scenarios for energy and emission projections.


Index decomposition Baseline emissions Emission intensity Nationally Determined Contributions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tejal Kanitkar
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  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences and EngineeringNational Institute of Advanced StudiesBengaluruIndia

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