by Celine Salcedo-La Viña and Renée Giovarelli - February 2021
This report discusses women’s tenure security in collectively held lands and provides promising practices for ensuring women not only have legally and socially recognized rights in collectively held land but also are empowered to exercise their rights. The report combines legal analysis and literature review with in-depth case studies of five indigenous and customary communities – in Mexico, Jordan, Nepal, Indonesia, and Cameroon – who have achieved more gender-equitable collective land tenure systems.
by Ruchika Singh, Karishma Shelar, Rohini Chaturvedi, Marie Duraisami and Rajendra Singh Gautam - December 2020
Restoring landscapes can bring economic, environmental, and social prosperity to people and the planet. In the Sidhi District of India’s Madhya Pradesh state, the opportunity is massive. By adapting the popular Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) to measure ecosystem services, livelihood benefits, land tenure, gender, and social inclusion and by mapping the social landscape, we uncovered that diverse potential.
Driving System Shifts for Climate Resilience: Case Studies of Transformative Adaptation in Bhutan, Ethiopia, and Costa Ricaby Tyler Ferdinand, Stefanie Tye, Dawit Gebregziabher, Bhagat Suberi and Rebecca Carter - November 2020
This working paper examines case studies of three communities in Bhutan, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica that are already experiencing severe impacts of climate change. These case studies explore the incremental and transformative adaptation measures they have adopted or will need to in the future.
How to Ensure a Just Transition to Reuse Business Models in Apparelby Deborah Drew, Austin Dickerson, Sam Gillick-Daniels and Eliot Metzger - September 2020
This paper discusses the need to prioritize a just transition to reuse business models in the apparel sector by mapping stakeholders and mitigating unintended consequences.
America’s New Climate Economy: A Comprehensive Guide to the Economic Benefits of Climate Policy in the United Statesby Devashree Saha and Joel Jaeger - July 2020
This working paper draws on the latest economic research to demonstrate how climate policy and investments in low-carbon infrastructure can reboot America’s economy and set it up for long-term success. Decarbonization can benefit U.S. economic output, jobs, manufacturing, rural communities, and consumers.
Assessing the Sustainable Development Impacts of Renewable Power Technologies in India: An Economic Returns Frameworkby Ashwini Hingne, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Apurba Mitra, Ranping Song and Neelam Singh - April 2020
This working paper proposes a framework to identify and assess the relevant sustainable development impacts of renewable power technologies in India and to estimate their economic rate of return (ERR). This economic analysis approach allows for systematic consideration of relevant socioeconomic and environmental costs and benefits, which are especially critical in energy policymaking and planning.
by Bharath Jairaj, Pamli Deka, Sarah Martin and Seema Kumar - November 2017
India’s clean energy push will generate more than 330,000 full-time jobs over the next five years. Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India? finds that many of these jobs can provide steady incomes, healthcare benefits and skill-building opportunities for unskilled and semi-skilled workers. For India’s rural poor, especially women, clean energy jobs offer an alternative to subsistence farming. But decision-makers, from government officials to private sector leaders, must act to maximize poverty reduction impacts.