This working paper is a result of TERI’s year-long study which aimed to develop and test approaches that can increase resilience of infrastructure assets and the services they provide in developing nations. Chapter 1 of the working paper provides a brief introduction to the project.

Forest governance is identified as critical to the success of REDD+. Implementation of robust REDD+ strategy is possible through Community Based Forest Governance.

The objective of this paper is to examine the methodological issues such as scale, baseline reference, measuring, monitoring, and verifications of the REDD+

This is the proceedings of National level Consultation on “International REDD Plus Architecture and its relevance for India” held at India Habitat Centre on 14th June, 2012.

This discussion paper has been prepared by TERI, for COP15 (2009) as a deliverable for project titled

Planning and development of small watersheds calls for rigorous understanding about the occurrence and movement of water in the surface and sub-surface systems along with soil and nutrient losses in a small watershed. Realizing the importance of the problem and gaps in understanding small watershed hydrology in Indian catchments due to paucity of data, the coordinated program on

This study aims to estimate the extent of and value the depletion of mineral resources and environmental costs of mining in two states of India - Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The study was commissioned by the Central Statistical Organization with the objective of developing a methodology and data framework for accounting for unsustainable mineral extraction in the

Global environmental change (GEC) is among the most severe challenges facing mankind today. It is a suite of environmental change problems, climate change being the most studied of all. Global environment includes physical, chemical, and biological processes that are necessary for life-supporting services on the earth. No studies on a single environmental component will be meaningful for GEC, if viewed in isolation. It is the feedback between various components that assumes greater importance for GEC and, hence, the term GEC involves changes in various components of the environment.

The focus of the country study is to prepare on overview of the mining (including processing of ore) and mineral industry and its impacts on sustainable development.This report seeks to provide an overview of the mining and minerals sector in India and the issues that have a bearing on the role of the sector in the society, economy and environment of the country.