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Policy

Critical observations on National CAMPA Bill, 2016. Journal of Current Sciences. Volume 111 – Issue 7, 10 October 2016.

The article critically analyse the National CAMPA Bill 2016 for efficient utilization of these funds i.e. crucial to maintaining the integrity of India’s forest cover in the coming years, protecting fragile habitat in Protected Areas and bringing fair compensation schemes for localstakeholders

Read More: http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/111/07/1141.pdf

‘System Dynamics Modelling for Forest Fuel wood Management in India’. The National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India, Ambient Science vol. 2(2); 01-07

The article focus on a new tool designed by IORA, the IFSDM (IEMaC Fuelwood System Dynamics Model), based upon system dynamics modelling and simulation to help understand the causal relationships between forest fuelwood availability, regeneration and various kind of extractions to estimate over time how assisted and natural regeneration of the biomass compares to extraction practices for local and distributed needs. It is intended to act as a decision support system for fuelwood management which will assess sustainable fuelwood harvesting levels as well as scientifically identify and examine investment opportunities and policies to reduce fuelwood pressure on forest.

Read More: www.caves.res.in/journal/articles/Amb_Sci_02(2)_Ta01_01-07.pdf

Expert Reviewer for “Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy”

The report was published by United Nation Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in 2014

Read More: http://www.unep.org/resourcepanel/Portals/50244/publications/-Building_national_capital_%20how_REDD_can_support_a_Green_Economy-2014REDD-Summary-en.pdf

REDD+ Reference Policy Document

Co-authored the REDD+ Reference Policy Document for MoEFCC, an initiative undertaken to facilitate REDD+ implementation in the country in accordance with the Cancun Agreement that developing countries willing to undertake REDD+ activities are required to follow a national strategy or action plan.

Read More: http://envfor.nic.in/sites/default/files/press-releases/Reference%20Document%20For%20REDD+%20in%20India.pdf

India’s First REDD+ Manual for Practitioners

Designed India’s REDD+ Manual for Practitioners, first of its type, intends to be a quick access guide for forestry practitioners and end users so as to bring considerable clarity on REDD+ concepts and issues, and to initiate actions for getting ready for REDD+.

Read More: http://www.ioraecological.com/images/REDD-Manual.pdf

High Conservation Value Forests: An Instrument for Effective Forest Fiscal Federalism in India: Fourteenth Finance Commission

Collaborated with IIFM to undertake a study on “High Conservation Value Forests: An Instrument for Effective Forest Fiscal Federalism in India” to promote the case of conservation finance for country’s forests.

Read More: http://fincomindia.nic.in/writereaddata/html_en_files/fincom14/others/28.pdf

Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India: A value+ Approach

IORA Assisted the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) to develop a methodology for valuation of ecosystem services in 6 tiger reserves across India.  This study was commissioned to IIFM by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

Read More: http://21tiger.zslsites.org/assets/21tiger/Resources/NTCA_Report2015.pdf

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper

As a member of IUCN technical working group assisted and advised in designing of a strategy document for the policy working group exploring the development of a global biodiversity offsets policy. The strategy was formally accepted and is on its way towards forming the basis of an IUCN global policy on biodiversity offsets.

Read More:  http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/final_biodiversity_offsets_paper__9nov2014_1.pdf

First pilot NAMAs in India for the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) scheme and NAMA Feasibility Study in Building and Transport

Developed one of the first pilot NAMA concepts in India for the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) scheme, in partnership with Korea Carbon Finance (KCF) and Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO).

Read More: www.kemcocdm.or.kr/boards/453/download/373;jsessionid.