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This article examines the effect of remittance income on deforestation in Nepal during 2001-2010 using satellite-based land use data and a nationwide household survey. Results indicate that remittance income reduced deforestation by 4.2 percentage points, accounting for almost 12% of deforestation...

Author(s)
Li Man; Zhang Wei; Guo Zhe; Bhandary, P.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, USA
Citation
Land Economics, 2022, 98, 2, pp 376-398
Abstract

Nepal's community forestry is well studied and widely acknowledged, but its experience of Community Forestry Enterprises (CFEs) as a form of community entrepreneurship has not been part of a robust scholarly debate. While CFEs are considered a means to enhance community livelihoods and reduce...

Author(s)
Shrestha, K. K.; Paudel, G.; Ojha, H.; Paudel, N. S.; Nuberg, I.; Cedamon, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2022, 141,
Abstract

A majority of rural, agricultural households in Nepal rely on forests for firewood and fodder. Access to the forest clearly matters, but might not be as simple as proximity if quality varies by management and property regime. Using two rounds (2003/2004 and 2010/2011) of nationally representative...

Author(s)
Mani Nepal; Nepal, A. K.; Berrens, R. P.
Publisher
South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, Kathmandu, Nepal
Citation
Working Paper - South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), 2017, No.115-17, pp 18 pp.
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Whether and how science can improve public policy is a highly contested topic in both the scholarly domains and the world of policy and practice. The research community often finds itself frustrated over the continued neglect of research evidence by policy makers. At the same time, policy makers...

Author(s)
Ojha, H.; Regmi, U.; Shrestha, K. K.; Paudel, N. S.; Amatya, S. M.; Zwi, A. B.; Nuberg, I.; Cedamon, E.; Banjade, M. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2020, 114,
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This article uses satellite data on real-time active fire locations to evaluate the effect of forest fires on property values in Nepal. Results show that an additional unit increase in fire radiative power from last month's forest fires causes a 0.61% decrease in residential property values....

Author(s)
Paudel, J.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, USA
Citation
Land Economics, 2022, 98, 1, pp 115-131
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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has been piloted in developing countries as a climate change mitigation strategy, providing financial incentives for carbon sequestration in forests. This paper examines the economic feasibility of REDD+ in community forests...

Author(s)
Ram Pandit; Neupane, P. R.; Wagle, B. H.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, M√ľnchen, Germany
Citation
Journal of Forest Economics, 2017, 26, pp 9-29
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The debate over production and protection oriented forest management is long-standing in various part of the world. Taking a case of scientific forest management (SciFM) of Nepal, we aimed to analyze how policy actors, their interests and interactions (networks) shape the discursive shift of forest ...

Author(s)
Aryal, K.; Laudari, H. K.; Maraseni, T.; Pathak, B. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2022, 141,
Abstract

Almost all countries have imposed large-scale mobility restrictions (or lockdown) to stop the spreading of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The mobility restriction has disrupted all types of business; causing a devastating impact on countries' economies; and pushing millions of people into...

Author(s)
Laudari, H. K.; Pariyar, S.; Maraseni, T.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2021, 131,
Abstract

Incentives can enhance community participation in conservation programs, but our understanding of how an economic incentive influences the participation of households in forest management is limited. REDD+ (Reducing Emission for Deforestation and forest Degradation) - a climate change mitigation...

Author(s)
Sujata Shrestha; Shrestha, U. B.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2017, 80, pp 63-70
Abstract

Household biogas systems are a renewable energy technology with the potential to provide sustainable development benefits by reducing pressure on forest stocks and by shifting household time allocation towards higher value activities or long-term investments in human capital. We estimate the...

Author(s)
Meeks, R.; Sims, K. R. E.; Thompson, H.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environmental and Resource Economics, 2019, 72, 3, pp 763-794

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