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Contents of Publication:
Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution
Proposals from South Asia

Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution -English Hindi Nepalese Bangla Sinhala

Publication: Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution -
Proposals from South Asia

60 pages. 4th Edition, 2017.
ISBN 978-87-970130-1-4

Published by the Eco-Village Development Project Partners:
INFORSE, INFORSE-South Asia, INSEDA and WAFD in India, CRT/N in Nepal,
IDEA in Sri Lanka, Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, CANSA and DIB in Denmark.

Download: PDF file English, 2017 (60 pp., 4.3 MB).

PDF file Hindi (2016..60 pp. 3,1 MB); _ PDF file Nepalese ( 2016. 60 pp.3.7 MB)

PDF file Bangla (2016. 60 pp. 20 MB) _PDF file Sinhala (2016. 60 pp. 4 MB)

 EVD Publication ENGLISH


Overview and Summary p. 6

1. Eco-Village Development in South Asia as Climate Solution p. 6
1.1 Context: Poverty, Development and Climate Change p. 8
1.2 Energy Challenges in South Asia p. 9
1.3 GHG Emissions from Energy & Associated Threats p. 10
1.4 Need for Low Carbon Pathway p. 11
1.5 Solution for Alternative Co-benefits Pathway: Pro-poor Eco-Village Development p. 12
1.6 Challenges to Pro-Poor Eco-Village Development p. 12

2. Eco Village Development
2.1 The Concept p. 14
2.2 The Importance p. 15
2.3 Focus on Local Organisation p. 17
2.4 The Solutions: The Renewable Energy Technologies p. 18
Cooking Devices: Household Biogas Plant, Improved Cookstoves, Portable Improved Cookstoves, Improved large scale biomass stoves for household industries.
Electricity: Solar lights, Improved watermill. Hydraulic ram pump.
Agriculture and Food Production: Organic Farming and Kitchen Gardening Organic Compost-Making Baskets, Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting: Domestic Solar Dryer, Greenhouse.
Beyond Implementation.

3. Actions Needed to Build Sustainable Villages on a Large Scale
3.1 The Roadmap for Policy Makers p. 25
3.2 Recommendations for The South Asian Region p. 26
3.3 International Recommendations p.32

4. What Villagers Want? p. 34
4.1 India: Income Generation; Women’s Empowerment; Food Security
4.2 Bangladesh: Energy Access; Safe Energy Access
4.3 Nepal: Livelihood Training; Renewable Energy Technology for Women Empowerment
4.4 Sri Lanka: Decrease Energy Intensity and Lower Costs; Energy Efficiency and Technology Transfer
4.5 South Asia: Efficient Cookstoves with Chimneys

5. Local Success Stories p. 40
5.1 Bangladesh: Solar Powered Clustered Houses at Kuakata Costal Area; Solar Powered Khowamuri Village in Manikganj District
5.2 India: Mukesh and his Greenhouse; Bimla and her Solar Dryer; Purnidevi’s Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Structure
5.3 Sri Lanka: Mr. Dharmaratne’s Improved Brick Kiln; Mr. Rajapakse’s Improved Industrial Cookstove with Two Potholes
5.4 Nepal: Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram) to Improve Water Access; Improved Water Mill for Electrification in Sindhuli District; Other income generating opportunities generated by IWM: Light to Tailoring, Replacing the Diesel Mill

Abbreviation p. 59
List of Partners p. 60

Related Publications:

- Socio-Technical Manual for Training of Trainers (ToT) - Manual on Participatory Planning, Technology and Knowledge Transfer of Eco-Village Development (EVD) in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
132 pages. 2018 December.
English ISBN: 978-87-970130-3-8 (PRINT), 978-87-970130-4-5 (PDF)
Avalable in English, Hindi, Nepalese, Bangla, and Sinhala. Download from the Publication's Contents Page

- White Paper: EVD Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions.
45 pp., 2018. ISBN 978-87-970130-0-7. Download:
Full Report (45 pp. pdf) and Summary (4 pp. pdf).

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