• 2015 Blue Planet Prize

    Sir Partha Dasgupta, founder member of SANDEE wins the prestigious Blue Planet Prize for 2015 jointly with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

  • EAERE 2015

    SANDEE team in the Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Helsinki, Finland

  • SANDEE Annual Report

    Year 2014

  • Profitability in Organic Farming

    Research article in the Dawn Pakistan by Muhammad Iftikhar UI Husnain and Md. Khan....

  • Policies and Programs for Greener Development

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

  • 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

news and events

Panel on Environment and Development in Sri Lanka, SANDEE's 30th Biannual Workshop, July 2015

On June 27th, SANDEE launched its 30th Research and Training workshop in Negombo, Sri Lanka with a panel discussion on environment and development in Sri Lanka. The panellists were Prof. Hennayake, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Dr Sanjay Rathnayake, Director, Environmental Pollution, Central Environmental Authority, Dr Athula Senaratne, Head, Environmental Economics Policy Research at IPS, and Ms. Neelima Khetan, Director - CSR & Sustainability at Coca-Cola, India and South West Asia. read more

30th Biannual Research and Training Workshop

On June 27th, SANDEE launched its 30th Research and Training workshop in Negombo, Sri Lanka with a panel discussion on environment and development in Sri Lanka. The panellists were Prof. Hennayake, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Dr Sanjay Rathnayake, Director, Environmental Pollution, Central Environmental Authority, Dr Athula Senaratne, Head, Environmental Economics Policy Research at IPS, and Ms. Neelima Khetan, Director - CSR & Sustainability at Coca-Cola, India and South West Asia. read more

Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics, Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal, Sri Lanka

We are organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from 4-10 July, 2015. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. The course will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. read more

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Latest research

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

Ecosystem Services - An Agenda for Research in South Asia

Ecosystem services make important contributions to human wellbeing. South Asia is witnessing a rapid deterioration of local and regional ecosystems. Many of these ecosystems are exploited beyond what is socially optimal because they exist in e..read more

How much do local people value watersheds? A case study from Nepal

Watersheds are key geographical features that supply a wide range of important environmental and agricultural services. However, in many parts of Nepal, watershed areas are being degraded, with significant negative impacts on local li..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

Corporates and the Environment: External pressure pushes Sri Lanka's Garment and Apparel sector towards Good Environmental Practices

Companies can gain access to broader export markets, enhance their reputation and reduce internal costs when they improve their environmental performance. An examinatio..read more

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