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Report – Millets and Sustainable Agriculture

Study conducted by IORA and Vertiver to support research under Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies (TIGR2ESS) Programme

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Report – Nature-based Solutions – A review of key issues in India.

IORA and Vertiver conducted an analysis of key issues related to Nature-based Solutions in India for the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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Report – India’s first NAMA in Forestry Sector

Designed India’s first Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for the forestry sector on “Reducing Forest Degradation and Deforestation in Assam through Sustainable Fuelwood Management”. This initiative was a part of an Indo-German bilateral initiative guided by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and supported by GIZ, India.

Read More: http://ioraecological.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GIZForestNAMAeSummary.pdf


REDD+ Reference Policy Document

Co-authored the REDD+ Reference Policy Document for MoEFCC, in accordance with the Cancun Agreement which states 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: https://www.academia.edu/5353161/REDD_Plus_Manual_for_Practioners

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

IORA collaborated with IIFM to undertake a study to promote the case of conservation finance for country’s forests

Read More: https://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) in 2016

Read More:  http://iifm.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IIFM-NTCA-REPORT.compressed-min.pdf

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper

As a member of IUCN technical working group, IORA assisted and advised in designing of a strategy document for the development of a global biodiversity offsets policy. The strategy was formally accepted and isnow the basis of an IUCN global policy on biodiversity offsets

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

Incentive Mechanisms for Agro-biodiversity Conservation and Use: Mango, Value Chains and the Financing of Payment for Agro-biodiversity Conservation Services (PACS)

IORA developed an exploratory PACS (Payment for Agro-biodiversity Conservation Services) model to use markets as a reward mechanism for conservation and proliferation of Mango’s (Mangiferaindica) sub-species diversity in India. The abstract of report was selected for poster presentation in World Agroforestry Congress, 2014

Read More: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/B17335.PDF

Forest Ecosystem Valuation Study (FEVS)

The study was, undertaken by the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) with funding support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The study highlights the significance of the contributions provided by Indonesia’s forests and their ecosystem services, which are often not accounted for in mainstream decision making, but are critical due to their immense socio economic value.

Read More: http://gistadvisory.com/admin/pdfs/FEVS_Report.pdf

TEEB (The Economics of Environment and Biodiversity) Scoping Study for India

IORA co-authored the TEEB – India Scoping Study for the forestry sector in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The study was supported and published by MoEFCC, GoI.

Read More: http://www.indo-germanbiodiversity.com/pdf/project/tii-the-scoping-report-oct-2012.pdf

Report on Coastal Zone Management in Maharashtra

Complete report of The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Programme of Government of India and World Bank. IORA proposed a comprehensive list of interventions under the ICZM based on synthesis of baseline data and consultation with government, research institutions, community and technology partners

Read More: https://www.actiononclimate.today/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/15_base_document_iczmp_print.pdf

Report on Development of a Decision Support Tool (DST)

The project aims to develop a regional decision support tool (DST) for the Department of Forest, Government of Maharashtra for undertaking afforestation programmes with positive impacts on water conservation and runoff avoidance.

Read More: https://www.actiononclimate.today/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/14_mh_dss_report_iora_act_ccip_print.pdf

Report on Green Accounting for the State of Uttarakhand

IORA, in collaboration with IIFM has carried out a research study on ‘Green Accounting of Forest Resources and Sustainable Environmental Performance Index’ for Uttarakhand, India. The study developed a “Sustainable Environment Performance Index” for the state of Uttarakhand. SEPI helps in assessing the overall environment performance and sustainability of the state. Report was formally launched by the cheif minister of Uttarakhand.

Read More: Uttarakhand Green Accounting Report 2019