United Nations Environment Programme
Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics
Economics and Trade Branch

Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), India

IRADe is a fully autonomous advanced research institute, which aims to conduct research and policy analysis, train people and be a network among various stakeholders including government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry, corporations, and academic and financial institutions. The main objectives of IRADe are:
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To develop understanding that integrates multi-stakeholder perspectives concerning issues of development
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To develop capacities among professionals for multidisciplinary multi-stakeholder policy analysis
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To disseminate ideas and insights to promote sustainable and inclusive development
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To promote inclusive development at the global level and provide research support to developing countries to better negotiate international agreements.

Main focus areas:
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Sustainable Development: trade-offs between environment and human well-being
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Natural Resource Management
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Environmental Policy Design using economic instruments
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Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Accounting
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Valuation of wetlands, natural resources, forests and environmental degradation
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Integrated Assessment using
i.  CGE models
  ii.  Micro models
  iii.  Sector models
  iv.  Resource models
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Energy/Environment/Health/Gender interactions
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Development of teaching material based on real life case studies in developing countries
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International negotiations in environment
- Trade and Environment
  - Natural resource valuation case studies
  - Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Mitigation: power sector, renewables, energy efficiency
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Potential estimation and baseline development in Cement, Transport, Hotel and Power Sectors
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Adaptation and impacts: agriculture and insurance
  - Technology transfer
  - Clean Development Mechanism

For more information on IRADe, please visit www.irade.org

Contact:

Dr Jyoti Parikh
Executive Director
Integrated Research and action for Development (IRADe)
50 Asian games Village, Khelgaon
NewDelhi 110049
Tel: 91 11 2649 5522
Fax: 91 11 2649 0126
E-mail: jparikh@irade.org