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The Sustainable Business and Climate Change initiative at CEE is the reflection of the growing realisation of the necessity to bring in sustainability practices in business and community practices. Working with industries and communities since 1993, SBCC has repositioned itself with the long felt need of supporting environment projects and eco-efficiency with climate change mitigation and adaptation measures as overall sustainability practices.

CEE's Sustainable Business and Climate Change (SBCC) Group works with business and industries in order to support efforts towards sustainable development. Our activities on energy, waste and climate focus on analysis and assessments, information servicing, training and capacity building of decision makers.

SBCC works with the business sector to facilitate acceptance of the concepts of waste minimization and energy efficiency as a tools for sustainable growths and profit. It works closely with industries, associations and bilateral/multilateral agencies to promote and develop pilots to facilitate efficient production and environmental management systems.

SBCC works with stakeholders and interested organisations on climate change communication, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas accounting, assessment and evaluations.

It undertakes activity both on project and consultancy basis and helps businesses to go beyond compliance requirements through voluntary measures towards developing their core activity towards sustainability practise. Documentation and dissemination of information on such aspects of cleaner production, waste minimization, optimization of resource use, environmental impact with a bearing on resource quality, resilience of ecosystems and handling of hazardous wastes, are carried out through reality checks and actual demonstration of improvements. The target audience includes on-floor managers, decision makers, and technocrats.

SBCC works closely with businesses, institutions and communities on implantation of MEAs, green building, chemicals, energy efficiency and CDM. CEE is also involved in providing inputs into national and international level strategies for the development of environmentally sound technology frameworks, through an understanding of process limitations based on empirical evidences.


Climate Change & Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development:

  Recognizing anthropogenic climate change as one of the major challenges of our times, the SBCC group also focuses on climate change education for sustainable development, CDM projects and carbon footprint calculations. Our projects reach not only companies but a variety of stakeholders like university students and government bodies.  

Selected examples of SBCC's work:

Pollution Prevention – Cleaner Production and Eco-Industrial Development

Climate Change

  • Management Education Centre on Climate Change (MECCC) – established in partnership with Gujarat University, MECCC aims at enhancing knowledge on climate change and technical and social skills to facilitate appropriate mitigation and adaptation action. We run the Master of Science Course Climate Change Impact Management for students of various backgrounds, providing them knowledge about climate science, effects of climate change on natural and socio-economic systems as well as solutions like adaptation and mitigation including also national and international climate policy and everyone's contribution to sustainable development and climate protection.
  • Earth Care Awards on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (2007- ongoing)
    Identifying and supporting mitigation activities and adaptation related projects, as part of the larger framework of Earth Care Awards - instituted by JSW and The Times of India and CEE as technical partners. In 2013, the industries of different sizes and communities will be warded for the 5th time for their innovative initiatives on climate change mitigation or adaptation.
  • CDM Scoping and development of Green Port at Mundra Port Special Economic Zone
  • Development of CDM project on afforestation / reforestation for Delhi - (2007-08)
  • Low-Carbon Development Study (ongoing)
    The Indo-German study on low-carbon pathways for India looks at different mitigation scenarios for different sectors until 2050 taking development into consideration. What would a development-friendly low-carbon pathway for India look like and what would it cost?
  • Climate change and adaptation issues in South Asia (2006 - 2007)
    Development of the decision support system for improving preparedness of concerned stakeholders on 'adaptation' imperatives with respect to climate change. This initiative is supported by SDC and SACEP.
  • Climate change and Energy Scoping Study (2004)
    A framework for providing appropriate information in timely manner on  mitigation options, equity issues and co-benefits, was evolved as part of a  preparatory process of the British High Commission. This was in response to improve the technical preparedness of industry, financial institutions, media and the representatives of the civil society to the emerging dynamics of market opportunities vis-a-vis climate change mitigation.
  • Cleaner Production and Energy Efficiency (2002-2003)
    The project aimed at implementing energy efficiency and cleaner production measures to reduce carbon dioxide emission reduction in a cluster of small scale industries across different sectors funded by UNDP / SGP.

Ozone Layer Protection

  • Technical assistance for preparation of HCFC phase out management plans in South and South East Asia
  • Development of Refrigeration and air conditioning servicing sector strategy
  • Development and delivery of training module for National Ozone Units and media/journalists in 24 countries of South and South East Asia and Pacific
  • Evaluation of Financial Mechanism of Montreal Protocol
  • Training Kit for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Servicing Sector - Technical assistance to refrigeration sector in developing countries
  • State of Art Report – India’s response to Montreal Protocol
  • Carbon Tetra Chloride (CTC) Phase out Project - Technical assistance for phase-out of CTC in  small and medium enterprises

Training and Awarness

Monitoring and Evoluation
  • Mangrove monitoring – Monitoring of Mangrove plantation and regeneration at Olpad, Surat (ongoing)
  • Assistance to evaluation of financial mechanisms of Global Environment Facility in South and South East Asia (including institutional, procedural and financial mechanisms) (2005)
  • Evaluation of financial mechanism of Montreal Protocol
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Sustainable Business and Climate Change
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Waste Management
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Facilitating NGO and Community Initiatives
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