Climate Change

2023 in a blink: What were emission footprints of transport, manufacturing sectors this year

Cement, steel and aluminium plants led to 108 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent of emissions 

By Pulaha Roy
Published: Thursday 28 December 2023
Photo: iStock

The manufacturing sector in India is the second biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2023, real-time data suggested 108 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of emissions from three types of power plants: Cement, steel and aluminium. 

Analysis of near-real-time data showed the emissions from domestic as well as international travel — shipping and aviation — had left a CO2e footprint of over 37 million tonnes in 2023.

While Down To Earth could not independently assess how much greenhouse gases were emitted by the transportation sector — which also includes road transportation — due to a lack of near-real-time data, the sector on the whole was the fourth biggest contributor of greenhouse gases from 2015 to 2022.

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