South Asia

This document is a historical accumulation of WWF’s efforts in mainstreaming the issues of gender and social inclusion in conservation in order to enable more equitable use, access, control and decision over natural resource management. This publication is an outcome of learning and reflections with our implementing partners, frontline conservationists, community-based natural resource management institutions […]

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Hariyo Ban: REDD+ for Economic Development in Nepal: A national, local-level initiative

The Hariyo Ban project—which is named after the Nepali saying “Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan” meaning “healthy green forests are the wealth of Nepal”—is a five-year initiative (2011-2016) that aims to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal. Beginning in 2011 and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Hariyo Ban […]

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In 2012, Bhutan launched its Carbon Neutral Strategy (CNS) as a follow-up to the carbon neutral commitments pledged by the government during the Copenhagen UNFCCC-COP15 meeting in 2009. With the support of the UNDP Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme, the government is undertaking the design of NAMAs, LEDS and MRV across a number of key sectors […]

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The Visakhapatnam OSRAM CFL project involves the distribution of approximately 700,000 long-life compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) to households in the district of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. In the district of Visakhapatnam CFLs are being distributed at low or no cost to grid-connected customers of the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. Approximately 670,000 […]

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The Bagepalli CDM Biogas Project involves the construction of approximately 5,500 two-cubic-metre capacity biogas digesters in households in the area (“Taluk”) of Bagepalli and other nearby Taluks in the Kolar District, Karnataka, India. The digesters, which utilise the dung of household cows, produce methane gas from the anaerobic breakdown of organic waste. The resulting methane […]

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Power and energy in India have both everything and nothing to do with women. Fossil-fuel subsidies might appear to have even less to do with women and gender relations. Yet their reform could have negative impacts, while at the same time representing an opportunity for women and Indians’ access to modern forms of energy. This […]

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