Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Review

Composting: An opportunity in a carbon conscious world for combating climate change

Bharati Kollah
  • Bharati Kollah
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal, 462038, India.
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Garima Dubey
  • Garima Dubey
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal, 462038, India.
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Jayanta Kumar Saha
  • Jayanta Kumar Saha
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal, 462038, India.
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Santosh Ranjan Mohanty
  • Santosh Ranjan Mohanty
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal, 462038, India.
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  •  Received: 04 October 2013
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2014
  •  Published: 15 July 2014

Abstract

Increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an ever challenging concern to mitigate global climate change. Governments and corporations across the world have introduced innovative strategies to reduce steadily rising GHG emissions. Some of these strategies are carbon taxes, energy efficiency strategies, command and control policies and market-based pollution trading mechanisms. This review highlighted the concept of carbon cap and trade program, GHG emission from compost, mitigation strategies, and carbon credit opportunities in the developing countries.

 

Key words: Compost, carbon credits, greenhouse gas (GHG), waste management.