05 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
Anita Banerjee Memorial Hall, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

International TIFAC-IIASA-JU Workshop

A workshop dedicated to "Accounting for Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice" in collaboration with the Indian Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).

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In sustainable development paradigm one important challenge is how to mainstream ecosystem services in macro accounting framework and performance evaluation in the process of development. This is an issue irrespective of developed and developing economy. Theoretically, the subject has progressed over past decades substantially. Case study based empirical literature has also developed more in developed country context, sparsely in developing country context. But making it practice by policy makers in incentive design and performance evaluation needs many challenges to be resolved. The effort needs to be implemented globally which needs much faster knowledge dissemination, generation and training.

Objective


The objective of the workshop is to dwell on the theory, practice and actions related to accounting for ecosystem services so that research questions that need to be resolved become clearer for future researchers and methodology to address these research questions gets within the reach of researchers to produce better quality research output.  

The workshop, which is part of these ongoing activities, on "Accounting for Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice" will have the following speakers involved:

Indian Experts


  1. Dr. Joyashree Roy - National Fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Professor of Economics & Coordinator of the Global Change Program at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  2. Dr. Sangeeta Baksi - Advanced Composites Programme, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
  3. Dr. Madhu Verma - Professor, Environment and Developmental Economics & Coordinator, Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India

IIASA Experts


  1. Dr. Florian Kraxner (Forest Sector Policy and Economics, Mountain Risk Engineering, Renewable Energy Systems), Research Scholar, Leader of the Research Group on Policy and Science Interface (PSI), Deputy Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
  2. Professor Anatoly Shvidenko (Forestry, Mathematics, GHG Accounting and Remote Sensing), Senior Research Scholar, former Forestry (FOR) Program Leader, now active in the Research Group on Earth Observation Systems (EOS), Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
  3. Dr. Christian Elmar Folberth (Biophysical Agricultural Modeling), Research Scholar, Research Group on Agro-Environmental Systems (AES), Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria


History


Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship has recently become far more productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC). 


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Ecosystems Services and Management

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