• SANDEE Team, EAERE 2016

    Researchers with SANDEE's Executive Director

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

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

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

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    SANDEE activities in 2015

  • MOEFCC, GIZ and SANDEE

    Joint workshop on Valuing, Managing and Investing in Ecosystem Services in South Asia (April 28 - 29, 2016)

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Media campaign effective in combating heat wave mortality by Saudamini Das

ENVIRONMENTMedia campaign effective in combating heat wave mortality BySaudamini DasPosted on August 25, 2016 Reading Time: 3 minutes 222 SHARES Share Tweet heatwave Heat waves – periods of unusually hot and humid weather that last for at least two to three days – are responsible for the deaths of many people around the world. In the eastern Indian state of Odisha, for instance, some 2,000 people died in a heat wave in 1998. In 2015, heat waves hit a number of states in India including Delhi, with deaths numbering more than 2,500. A majority of the deaths were in the eastern states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In response to the 1998 heat wave crisis, the Odisha government introduced a number of awareness campaigns that alerted people to the dangers posed by heat waves. They also provided advice on how people should protect themselves. The campaigns were continued in subsequent years and intensified from 2007 with the use of multiple electronic media. read more

Designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services Scheme for the Sardukhola Watershed in Nepal

This study was undertaken in the Sardukhola sub-watershed of eastern Nepal to illustrate how local policy instruments can be used to supplement government water supply. We discuss a strategy for using Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) to meet water demand in Dharan Municipality in Nepal. read more

Performance Assessment of Crop Insurance Schemes in Odisha in Eastern India

Agriculture is a highly risky venture mainly due to uncertainty in crop production emanating from natural causes including unpredictable weather events and pest attacks, which leads governments to implement various crop insurance schemes in order to provide economic support to farmers in the event of crop failure. read more

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