Transport emissions and India's diesel mystery: comparing top-down and bottom-up carbon estimates

This paper from 2013 Lee Schipper Scholar Sudhir Gota investigates whether the road transport sector in India is showing signs of decoupling of energy consumption with travel demand, or if there are inconsistencies in the official estimates that do not reflect realities on the ground. To determine this, an assessment of top-down (official) estimates based on fuel consumption is contrasted with bottom-up assessment with use of the ASIF framework. It concludes with recommendations on reliability of top-down and bottom-up estimates in India.