GHG emission reductions: Saving the ozone layer from Gujarat (India)
We are extremely proud to support the world’s first industrial CDM project certified by the CDM Executive Board. This project innovation is a result of an international technical collaboration between the UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, and India.
This important milestone leads to significant, real and verifiable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we have the power to embrace emission capture technology to save our planet.
Fugitive emissions are among the most potent and long-lived ozone depleting substances and gases that can enter the Earth's atmosphere. Hydrofluorocarbon 23 (HFC 23) is one of these, and is a key material that is used in refrigeration and as a feedstock for PTFE. The emission of HFC 23 can be prevented but investment in technology is required.
This project has developed and built facilities that now capture HFC gases into substances with no or lower global warming potential, reducing the impact that such gases would have on our climate if they were released.
Located in Ranjitnagar, Gujarat/District Panchmahals, Taluka Ghoghamba (India), this project results in significant reductions in GHG emissions by converting HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases into substances with no or lower global warming potential. In this sense, this project originally contributes to the protection and preservation of the ozone layer, reducing the impact that such gases would have on our climate if they were released.
Moreover, in light of the overall water scarcity in the region, this project contributed to the construction of water management structures like check dams. This directly supports the mitigation of water and natural resources scarcity in and around the project area.
Social and economic benefits
The local communities are main direct beneficiaries of the project. This project contributes to the development of the local economy and job creation, particularly in rural areas, which is a priority concern for Government of India.
Creation of employment opportunities in these areas has long been recognized as key for sustainable development and to stem the mass exodus from rural to urban areas. In this sense, it helps to build capacity and empower vulnerable sections of the rural communities in the vicinity of the project.
This project has also proved to indirectly increase income security of vulnerable sections of the society through redistribution benefits on account of the economic activities associated with the project (including job opportunities for day-to-day maintenance and security, as well as a faster development of connectivity for the region).
The development of this project improves micro-economic efficiency of the sector through various innovations incorporated in its activities. In addition, it aligns well with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mainly due to the technology transfer, innovation and economic growth.
100 CERs from project in Gujarat, India (100 tons of carbon credits)
GHG Origination Program Certified Emission Reductions
Project validator: UN Clean Development Mechanism
1 carbon credit corresponds to one metric ton of CO2 removed and stored away from the atmosphere.