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Low-Cost Strategies to Improve Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Nepal
Many cities in developing countries lack adequate drainage and waste management infrastructure. Consequently, city residents face economic and health impacts from flooding and waterlogging, which are…20 September 2022 | Peer Reviewed | India
Renewables are cheaper than coal power in India.
New research shows that this is true even after accounting for the intermittency of renewables due to the high pollution from coal that causes...
As cities in Nepal grow fast in an unplanned manner, low-lying areas face the risk of flooding and waterlogging exacerbated by the impact of climate change events such as excessive rainfall. The…20 September 2022 | Book Chapter | India
The chapter by Shoibal Chakravarty and E. Somonathan focuses on coal, which accounts for a whopping 64% of India’s CO2 emissions in 2021. Since coal combustion also releases other deadly pollutants…11 October 2021 | Book Chapter | India
Hotter years have been routinely linked with reduced economic output in developing countries. New research shows that one reason is that people are less productive at work and more likely to be absent...9 May 2023 | Peer Reviewed | India
Air pollution is amongst the gravest public health concerns worldwide, and indoor sources are the largest contributors in many developing countries. In our study in central India, we randomly assigned…21 September 2022 | Peer Reviewed | India
4 February 2021 | Report | Global Hub
We compare the effects of price and quantity instruments (an emissions tax and a quota with tradable permits) on the incentive to innovate to reduce the cost of an emission-free technology. We assume…25 November 2020 | Peer Reviewed | India
Evaluating electric stoves as a solution for household air pollution – a study in the world’s most polluted region
Key Points Household air pollution is a major contributor to the disease burden in India Electric induction stoves are relatively cheap to own and operate and can serve as an alternative to the use of…2 November 2020 | Research Brief | India
Municipal solid waste management is a challenging issue in developing countries. An unclean neighborhood could have a significant negative impact on housing property values too as it may lead to…22 July 2020 | Peer Reviewed | India