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Impact of wood-based energy on Forests in India

Asia and the Pacific
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A background note prepared for the 13th session of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF13, 7-11 May 2018). This report described household energy consumption in India and its impacts, with disaggregated data by States on fuelwood consumption.

The note indicated that fuelwood consumption was the major cause of forest degradation in India, contributed to more than 93% of GHG emissions from forestry sector in the country.

Mots clés
Fuelwood consumption, data, disaggregation, India, impact, forest degradation, GHG emissions
Type d'initiatives
Evaluations et études sectorielles
Niveau d'intervention
Agences responsables
J. V. Sharma, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI, India)