India needs reliable good quality database and methodologies for designing, implementing and monitoring climate-friendly policies. This paper focuses on the database needs for policies in the context of multilateral frameworks. It provides suggestions to the Central Statistical Organization (CSO for improving the adequacy and quality of environmental statistics relating to climate change in India for designing climate-friendly policies, assessing economic, social and environmental impacts of mitigation and adaptation programmes, and articulating Indias concerns and trade-offs in different multilateral forums.
DATA REQUIREMENTS AND STATISTICAL CHALLENGES FOR DESIGNING CLIMATE FRIENDLY ENERGY POLICIES IN MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK
WORKING PAPER 45/2009