• United Nations Conference on Climate Change

    COP21 begins in France

  • SANDEE Executive Director E. Somanathan writes

    Policy Brief

  • National Green Tribunal bans crop burning in India

    Farm studies by SANDEE researchers identify the reasons for burning in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

  • Ecosystems Management

    Analysis of ecosystem changes, conserving ecosystems, and institutional arrangements to manage ecosystem services

  • Economics of Climate Change

    Analysis of climate change impacts, adaptation measures, mitigation strategies, and institutions and policies for long-term adjustment to climate change

  • Policies and Programs for Greener Development

    Evaluation of different environmental policies, regulations and programs and their implications for sustainable development

  • Nepal Earthquake Relief Support Fund

    Rebuilding School to Support Children's Education

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SANDEE's 31st Biannual Research and Training Workshop, Gokarna Forest Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal (Dec 10 - 13, 2015)

SANDEE's 31st Biannual Research and Training Workshop will be held in Gokarna Forest Resort, in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 10 - 13, 2015. SANDEE's research associates will present their final and progress reports during the Research and Training Workshop. International and regional resource person will attend this four day workshop and advise the researchers on their research projects. read more

The Public and Private Benefits from Organic Farming in Pakistan

Organic agriculture can benefit both the environment and farmers in Pakistan. Growing organic crops can be at least as profitable as growing conventional crops because of lower input costs and higher output prices. For instance, in the Punjab area, input costs per hectare in organic wheat and rice farms are 20% and 10% lower than their conventional counterparts. While yields in organic farms also tend to be lower than conventional farms, these farms do better in terms of soil health. read more

Valuing and Designing Payment Systems for Ecosystem Services - a short course held in conjunction with EAERE 2016, Apply Now

Payment systems for ecosystem services (PES) have expanded rapidly in the decade since the publication of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Most PES systems pertain to regulating services, and they aim to create incentives to conserve ecosystems that are presumed to supply such services. Examples include watershed payment programs that read more

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Ground water and farm incomes at risk from climate change in Tamil Nadu, India

Research from South India suggests that climate change will affect ground water availability with serious and negative implications for agriculture. Any increase in temperature above a threshold of 34.3 degree centigr..read more

Demand for Piped Drinking Water and a formal Sewer System in Bhutan

In this study, we estimate demand for sewage connections and piped drinking water in Bhutan. To estimate household willingness to pay for these services, we use data from a sample of 18,766 households surveyed through the Bhutan Liv..read more

Visitor entrance fees can pay for marine turtle conservation at the Rekawa sanctuary in Sri Lanka

To protect endangered turtles that nest in one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka wildlife officials need to consider increasing the entrance fee charged for turtle watching. Researc..read more

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture - Implications for Food Production in Tamil Nadu, India

Policy makers in India need to pay careful attention to the potential impacts of climate change on food production. Research in Tamil Nadu suggests that rice and sorghum yields are likely to decline because ..read more

Does REDD+ Work? Examining the Ecological and Economic Impacts of a Pilot Programme in Nepal

Paying communities to preserve and manage their local forest resources using the internationally recognized REDD+ approach can be a practical and effective way to combat climate change. A ‘before-and-af..read more

Can Carbon be sequestered in Community Forests? Learning how to fulfill a global agenda through local institutions in Nepal

Community Forests in Nepal can be utilized to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). However, if REDD+ activities are to be effective and equitable, ..read more

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SANDEE Newsletter No. 30, Fall 2015

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Reducing pollution in the industrial city Faisalabad will improve health and reduce green-house gas emissions by Waseem Gulzar

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SANDEE's Executive Director Prof. E. Somanathan gave a keynote address on 'The Impact of Temperature on Productivity and Labor Supply: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing', in EfD's 9th Annual Meeting held in Shanghai, China from November 5-8, 2015

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