Centre for Policy Design (CPD)
For the last two decades, ATREE has been engaged in generating rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge to inform policy and practice towards conservation and sustainability. Sustaining India’s landscapes and ecosystem services while addressing chronic poverty and inequality, requires rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge about how these interconnected socio-environmental systems work; but we also need translation of the knowledge to spur implementation of innovative solutions.
Scaling transformative solutions will require innovative policy instruments, and improved governance at multiple levels. To achieve this, ATREE has set up a new Centre for Policy Design (CPD) that will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to tackle ecological and developmental problems such as invasive species, climate change, water scarcity and access, water pollution and degraded land restoration. The Centre will focus on developing climate and ecosystems friendly solutions for achieving equitable development in India and south Asia.
The Centre will build new capabilities in regulatory, innovative financing, and institutional design at ATREE, as well as augment existing capabilities in capacity building, stakeholder-led environmental governance, data visualisation and story-telling, and decision-support systems. This includes (but is not limited to) cross-cutting issues related to the demand side, such as behavioural change, drivers of consumption and efficiency, and environmental governance.