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South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that seeks to bring together analysts from the different countries in South Asia to address its development-environment problems. SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies. SANDEE's current activities include: A small research grants program that focuses on three areas: Poverty and natural resource management, Economics of pollution management and health, and Sharing of regional and global resources; Training in environment and natural resource economics and the use of policy instruments; Peer networking and inter-country learning through biannual meetings; and, Information dissemination through publications and newsletters.

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

Web Portal

Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection

In the past, protected areas often have been set aside without regard to the biodiversity within their boundaries. As a result, many protected areas have little significance in terms of biodiversity, and conversely, many areas of habitat with significant biodiversity lack protection. This study seeks to identify relationships between land cover, human population, and protected areas by analyzing comprehensive and consistent spatial data sets of 1-km resolution to answer the following questions: (1) Are African ecoregions with significant biodiversity adequately protected? (2) Is biodiversity within Africa threatened by human population pressure and land use? (from Introduction)

Singh, A., Ramachandran, B., Fosnight, G., Chenoweth, S. and Crawford, T. Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection. United Nations Environment Programme, Global Resource Information Database.

Monograph

IUSSP Distance Learning: Tools for Demographic Estimation

This site represents the major output arising from a joint IUSSP and UNFPA project to produce a single volume containing updated tools for demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data.

IUSSP Distance Learning: Tools for Demographic Estimation

Educational Resource

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

At the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), we examine the connections between natural resources, technology, policy, human health, security, and changes in the global environment. Our staff and students conduct cutting-edge research on these critical problems, and disseminate that knowledge through innovative teaching and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (from website)

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). University of Wisconsin-Madison


Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania

Dryland farming systems in Africa are often characterised as being extremely degraded, vulnerable to external forces, and low in productive output. Global biodiversity loss in areas of land use is a well-attested phenomenon. Ecologists, in particular, are alarmed at how natural biological diversity is being replaced by relative biological uniformity, especially under the pressure of population growth (Cincotta and Engelman, 2000). However, there is good evidence that natural biological diversity may be giving way to another diversity, equally valuable and of greater immediate significance to society, which in this paper is called 'agrodiversity'. (from text)

Kaihura, F. B. S., Stocking, M. A. and Murnaghan, N. Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania. United Nations University.

Working Paper

Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment

History of global population growth, with emphasis on developing nations. Its socioeconomic effects on a society and factors behind migration. Different views of Malthus, Marx, Boserup, and others and governmental policies to check rapid population growth are also discussed. (From course description)

Kundu, Manny. 2009. Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Educational Resource

UNFPA: eLearning course. Population Situation Analysis

The Population Situation Analysis provides the basis for an integrated appraisal of the population and reproductive health dynamics and their linkages and impacts on poverty, inequality and development. By integrating a micro and macro analytical approach, the PSA makes the interactions between individual behaviour and demographic dynamics explicit.

UNFPA: eLearning course. Population Situation Analysis

Educational Resource

IUSSP Distance Learning: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes

The primary focus of this course is introducing the user to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data.

IUSSP Distance Learning: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes

Educational Resource

Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory

The purpose of the lab is to support research in the area of coupled natural-human systems through the development and use of spatial models. (From homepage)

Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University.

Research Program or Institution

Laboratoire Population-Environnement (LPE)

Le Laboratoire aborde les interrelations entre les dynamiques sociales, environnementales et de développement, à la fois dans ses activités de recherche, de formation à la recherche, d’expertise et de valorisation scientifiques.

Laboratoire Population-Environnement (LPE)

Research Program or Institution

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