Tropospheric ozone and black carbon (BC) contribute to both degraded air quality and global warming. We considered ~400 emission control measures to reduce these pollutants by using current technology and experience. We identified 14 measures targeting methane and BC emissions that reduce projected global mean warming ~0.5°C by 2050. This strategy avoids 0.7 to 4.7 million annual premature deaths from outdoor air pollution and increases annual crop yields by 30 to 135 million metric tons due to ozone reductions in 2030 and beyond.

Economic criteria shape investments in drinking-water supply systems and services. Yet, often they may be defined in a narrow sense and economic returns may be evaluated in strictly financial terms. The result is an emphasis on large, urban infrastructural works.

This new report is a global inventory of identified Payment for environmental services (PES) —water for cities? schemes and —pre PES water schemes? around the world.

A report, titled Growing Food, Products and Businesses, sheds new light on the ways in which agribusiness incubators are fostering the modernization and scaling-up of agribusiness in the developing world.

Motorized three-wheelers play an important role in various Asian cities and towns. In the Philippines, these three-wheelers are called tricycles and primarily serve as feeders for residential and minor roads. However, in several towns in rural areas these tricycles serve as the main mode for transporting people all around town.

Climate change will affect health in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. It will challenge the public health community at the global, regional and national levels with emerging diseases and existing diseases increasing and spreading geographically.

The purpose of the paper is to review the recent empirical literature relating to the quantification and valuation of the human health impacts of air pollution, hazardous chemicals, and unsafe water and

This report analysis the brick sector in Bangladesh and assesses the feasibility of cleaner alternative technologies. Chapter 1 introduces the rationale and study objectives. An overview of the challenges and opportunities of the brick sector is presented in Chapter 2.

Several initiatives taken by MNRE in the last few years have resulted in considerable progress on the SWHS front. However, in spite of the progress, a large portion of the potential is yet to be achieved.

Quantifying the cost associated with forest activities in an effective way of managing and maintaining forests. This can be achieved by the economic valuation of our forest resources in terms of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). However, such studies on economic valuation of forest soils in India are sparse.