• Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics

    In Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (May 9-26), 2016

  • Yield vs. Cost

    Difference between organic and inorganic farming in Sri Lanka ..... Chatura Rodrigo writes about his research in the Daily FT


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

  • 2016 Kenneth Boulding Award Announced!

    The 2016 Kenneth Boulding Award to Professor Kanchan Chopra and to Professor Arild Vatn

  • 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

news and events

Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics

SANDEE Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from May 9 - 26, 2016 started in AIT Conference Center from May 9, Monday. Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge, UK is teaching Special topics in Environmental and Resource Economics this week. read more

Promote Rainwater Harvesting to Assist Farmers in Nepal Adapt to Climate Change, Policy Brief by Rishi Kattel

Farmers in Nepal face a number of weather-related challenges, including uncertain rainfall. These problems affect food security in the country. One effective response is to provide farmers with training and support to help them adopt rainwater-harvesting based irrigation. read more

Ecosystem services- An agenda for research in South Asia

Ecosystem services make important contributions to human well-being. South Asia is witnessing a rapid deterioration of local and regional ecosystems. What are some research priorities for managing South Asia's ecosystem services, as identified by a group of scientists and practitioners? read more

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Latest research

Media and awareness campaigns are effective in reducing the impact of heat waves

Heat waves can cause havoc during South Asia's hot summers. While such weather phenomena may need to be endured, their impacts can be reduced. Research suggests that information distributed through newspap..read more

Green growth in Bangladesh - Improving regulations, monitoring and enforcement in the textile sector

Textile and garment factories are among the largest contributors to both industrial employment and pollution in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, like many other countries, struggles with the enforcem..read more

Evaluating the Role of Media in Averting Heat Stroke Mortality: A Daily Panel Data Analysis

This used by the state government of Odisha, India to disseminate Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material to avert heat stroke mortality in the state. The government adopted awareness..read more

Rainwater Harvesting and Rural Livelihoods in Nepal

In this paper we examine the adoption of rainwater harvesting (RWH), a technology that has relatively recently been introduced to farmers in Nepal. Using data from 282 farmers in four districts, the study employs a treatment-effects m..read more

Baseline Considerations in Designing REDD+ Pilot Projects: Evidence from Nepal

In this paper we discuss how three criteria - carbon effectiveness, cost efficiency, and equity and co-benefits - can be incorporated in the experimental design for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation a..read more

The Public and Private Benefits from Organic Farming in Pakistan

Wheat and Rice are major crops grown in Pakistan. This paper compares mean differences in the productivity and profitability of organic and conventional farms that grow these crops based on primary data collected from 444 farms. We find..read more

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