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Hydropower in the Himalayas, Nepal

Working to 1) target and value investments in natural capital and watershed management to reduce excess sediment to the Kaligandaki, a hydropower facility; and 2) build capacity for ongoing assessment, monitoring, and targeting. Collaborators: World Bank, the Nepal Electricity Authority, the Dept of Soil Conservation & Watershed Management.

Payments for Ecosystem Services, Ankang City, China

Working to provide analysis of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs across China, such as the Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP). This work is providing feedback to the Chinese government that will be used to calculate future subsidy payments to millions of rural families. Partners: Stanford University, Chinese National Academy of Sciences.  Collaborator:  Xian Jiatong University.


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