New Delhi: Indian environment management practitioners lack awareness about systems and tools to quantify greenhouse gas emissions even as climate changes are likely to impact agriculture in hilly and coastal areas, the Bureau of Indian Standards said today.
"The projected changes such as increase in temperature and melting of glaciers are likely to influence agriculture in the hill and coastal areas. There is lack of awareness amongst the Indian environment management practitioners about the systems and tools to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and life cycle assessments," BIS said in a statement.
These issues were deliberated at a seminar on 'Capacity Building Programme on Life Cycle Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Management' organised in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), it said.
The government standards body also emphasised on the importance of greenhouse gas management, significance of life-cycle assessment, carbon foot-printing and accounting among other important issues.
With the rapid industrialisation in the last tens of decades, the impacts of environmental degradation have already begun manifesting its adverse impacts on our day to day lives, BIS said.
At the international level, efforts to address climate change in a structured manner is in place for the last several decades and acquired the centre stage with the adoption of United National Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, it added.