• In South Asia, crop-residue burning is a

    regionally significant source of black carbon or soot -a pollutant that affects human health and climate. Aisling Irwin reports.. Read More

  • 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

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SANDEE's Call for Research Concept Notes on Managing Environmental Changes, Deadline: May 31, 2015

SANDEE is currently inviting concept notes for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes. Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals that will be further reviewed for grant consideration. read more

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Can Better Houses Help Tackle Indoor Air Pollution - A Case study of Sri Lankan Tea Pluckers

Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is a major health hazard in many developing countries. The health impact of this type of pollution is obviously influenced by various facets of house design, such as room size and v..read more

Understanding adoption decisions as India scales up the use of Improved Cookstoves-Lessons from Odisha

Household air pollution is a major health risk in South Asia. One of the most promising solutions to this problem is the introduction of improved cook stoves (ICS). However, the adoption of these s..read more

The Happy Seeder: An Agricultural Solution to Air Pollution in South Asia

One of the key environmental problems facing South Asia is a layer of air pollution, known as the Atmospheric Brown Cloud that covers large parts of the region. Much of this pollution is caused by farmers burning agricultural f..read more

Estimating Demand for Turtle Conservation at the Rekawa Sanctuary in Sri Lanka

Turtles at the Rekawa sanctuary in Sri Lanka are under threat due to ongoing illegal activities such as killing turtles for meat, egg collection for sale, and the use of turtle shells to make products for markets. This stu..read more

Impact of Climate Change on Yield of Major Food Crops in Tamil Nadu, India

This study uses panel data for 39 years and 13 districts to estimate the yield sensitivity of major food crops to climate change in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. We first estimate the marginal impacts of climate variab..read more

Potential Benefits and Earnings from Improving the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad: A combined revealed and stated preference approach

Hussain Sagar, a lake constructed in 1562, joins the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in India, and is used for a variety of recreational purposes. Like many..read more

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Recreation in Pollution: Save Hussain Sagar Lake - Blog Piece by Prajna Paramita Mishra

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The forest of Hume pipe: Ripe for the picking - Blogpost by Rajesh Rai

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The case against Bhutan's lethal electric fences - Blogpost by Jamyang Choda, Bhutan

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