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1.       Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment is a Government based research and training institute. The institute strive to foster better stewardship of our natural heritage - land, water, air and species therein - through rigorous science based research and transmission of cutting-edge science results to field practitioners, environmental leaders and policy makers. 


2.       Conservation Strategy Fund(CSF)
Conservation Strategy Fund uses economics and strategic thinking to help conserve natural ecosystems around the globe. The foundation of the Funds work is teaching local conservationists how to use economics to succeed. Their training program helps create and strengthen parks, influence policies, craft sustainable development paths and avert damage from major road and dam projects. CSF was founded in 1998 and has offices in Brazil and the United States.


3.       Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI)
EVRI is a comprehensive storehouse of over 2,000 international studies providing values, methodologies, techniques and theories on environmental valuation. This Canadian-run resource facilitates the worldwide development and promotion of environmental valuation using the benefits transfer approach. Free access is available to all citizens of member countries - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, UK and USA.


4.       Sustainable Development Policy Institute(SDPI) 
A non- profit organization based in Pakistan. A good source for empirical and policy related information about environmental issues in Pakistan.


5.       Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) 
The Environmental Economics programme of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development was in 2001 converted to a centre in 2001 and is now known as the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) located within the Department of Agricultural economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria.


6.       International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 
The only regional institution that works on the Hindu Kush- Himalayan problems of economic development, environmental degradation and social change. Useful site to search for publication, research projects and job vacancies. More.... 


7.       Nepal Study Center (NSC) at the University of New Mexico (UNM)
is dedicated to fostering intellectual collaboration and sharing knowledge with a dedicated focus and wider perspective on the socio-economic development and sustainability, health, technology transfer, and environmental issues of the Himalayan region and the countries in South Asia.


8.       Resources for the Future (RFF)

A very good site with access to studies on bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management, non-market valuation, cost benefit analyses etc.


9.       SHODH: the Institute for Research and Development, Nagpur, India 
The Institute for research and development - SHODH started working informally from the year 1994, and was formally registered in 1997. The group of like-minded people founded SHODH to undertake research projects for studying socio-economic aspects of rural and tribal population, to study various aspects of environmental degradation and restoration of ecological balance, to undertake programs for all-round development of rural and tribal areas, to conduct training programs for teachers and students from such areas, to strive and help in efforts for emancipation of women, and child development.


10.   Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies(BIDS)
A multi-disciplinary organization which conducts policy oriented research on development issues mainly in the context of Bangladesh. Useful site for identifying recent research papers on economics issues in Bangladesh.


11.   Centre for Social And Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)

This Centre's interdisciplinary program is based around a number of research areas such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, institutional adaptation to environmental change, sustainable development, natural resource valuation and management, waste management and recycling, economic instruments and water/wetlands/ coastal zone management.


12.   Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (FEEM): European Network 
The principle aim of this institution is to promote interaction between academic, industrial and public spheres in order to comprehensively address concerns about economic development and environmental change. Downloadable papers available on corporate sustainability, climate change, indicators, natural resource management etc.


13.   IUCN Nepal 
IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Nepal began work in Nepal in the 1960s, assisting early government efforts to protect environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife. Nepal became a State Member of IUCN in 1973 with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) as the active link. In the 1980s, IUCN supported the Nepal government in formulating a National Conservation Strategy (NCS) to address the country's major environment and development issues.


14.   IUCN-Economics of Bio-diversity 
Contains information on bio-diversity economics, financing and business and policy.


15.   International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 
International Institute for Environment & Development is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. We work to address global issues, for example; mining, the paper industry and food systems. Over the last thirty years IIED has earned a world-wide reputation and was the first recipient of the Blue Planet Prize (1992) for outstanding contributions to environmental policy and action. 


16.   National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER) 
A US based non-profit economics organization- a good site with lots of working papers, data sets etc. However, the site does not include a lot of environment- specific information.


17.   The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development
A useful site to gather information and papers on energy and globalization and their implication for the environment.


18.   ew Blog - End Poverty in South Asia 
Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank. SANDEE management committee member and World Banker Shanta Devarajan has started a new Blog on poverty in South Asia. Please do visit this site and comment.


19.   US Environmental Protection Agency 
National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) analyzes relationships between the economy, environmental health, and environmental pollution control. This includes, economic benefits and costs; economic incentives; size, composition, and effects of the pollution control industry and risk assessment data used in economic analyses. It also serves as a central point of contact for communicating and resolving cross-cutting technical economic issues.


20.   World Bank: Environmental Economics & Indicators

The Bank's mission includes a requirement for sustainable development, which makes the environment an integral part of the development challenge. This demands that special attention must be paid to how the environment links poverty, economics, and people. The Bank can assist countries to understand the linkages between poverty and the environment, mainstream the environment into country programs, and measure progress through environmental indicators.


21.   World Bank: New Ideas in Pollution Regulation 
The pollution management activities of the World Bank are now largely being "mainstreamed" across the Bank. In addition to the activities of the Environment Department, there is significant research work being carried out in the Economic Research group, the Sustainable Development group at the World Bank Institute provides relevant learning opportunities and the urban, water and sanitation, and infrastructure sectors have a number of pollution management activities related to their sectors....Read More

22.   Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) 
Resource for Economist (RFE) describes and links to over one thousand resources available on the internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. It is divided into more than seventy sections and subsections. These include, but are not limited to data sources, forecasting, conferences, scholarly communication, teaching aids and softwares....More 


23.   International Food Policy Research Institute ( IFPRI) 
Is an international institute that conducts research on food and agricultural policy. This web site has downloadable papers/manuals about environment and production technology, markets and structural studies, food consumption and nutrition, trade and macroeconomics and training and capacity strengthening. Furthermore, there is a list of available data sets....More


24.   Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) 
The (INSEE) is a regional chapter affiliated to the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) which aims to further the cause of sustainable development by providing a forum for continuous dialogue among scholars, practitioners and policy analysts working on different aspects of environment and ecology. It strives to promote new thinking and better understanding on a range of issues of national and international interest, such as institutions and instruments for natural resource management, energy analysis and policy, environment and trade, toxic waste management, environment and development, valuation and accounting ecosystem functions climate change, and the global commons.... More


25.   Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) 
The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) is a dynamic and flexible organization with a global vision and a local focus which was established in 1974. While in the initial period the focus was mainly on documentation and information dissemination activities, research activities in the fields of energy, environment, and sustainable development were initiated towards the end of 1982. The genesis of these activities lay in TERI's firm belief that efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, large-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies, and reduction of all forms of waste would move the process of development towards the goal of sustainability.


26.   Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is an independent, public interest organization which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development. For more than two decades, CSE has been creating awareness about the environmental challenges facing India.


27.   Global Change Program 
Keeping in view the importance of global change issues for a developing country like India, Jadavpur University launched a research programme in 2001 with the aim to provide scientists, professionals particularly in government, industry and the like with an in depth understanding of the issues surrounding global change and its impact on various sectors. The whole programme is oriented towards policy making and its implementation and focuses on studies on human dimensions and help in capacity building.


28.   The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) 
The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change and Development in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Environmental and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The combination creates a center of expertise in economics, policy, science and technology.


29.   The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden 
An international research institute that fosters interdisciplinary activities among natural and social scientists. This site offers articles on ecological economics - many papers are available as PDF-files.


30.   International Centre for Climate Governance
The "International Center for Climate Governance" (ICCG) is a joint initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (FGC), which focuses its research activities on the design of climate policy and related governing institutions.



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