10 Dec 2007 - 13 Dec 2007 AIT CC, Pathumthani, Thailand
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), UNDP and UNEP jointly organized a workshop on ‘Economic development, Poverty Reduction and Environmental Change: A Workshop for South Asian Policy Makers' . This workshop tried to expose policy makers to the broad linkages between environmental change, poverty, and economic development. Since the countries in the South Asian region face significant environmental challenges, adopting the right policies and management strategies can contribute to sustainable development. Policy makers would benefit from an improved understanding of conceptual as well as practical linkages between environment and development. The workshop introduced the participants to various tools and techniques that are available for improving growth and reducing the negative impacts on the environment.