IUCN Asia’s Regional Environmental Economics Programme aims to promote and assist with efficient, equitable and sustainable management of natural resources in the Asia region through the integration of livelihoods, sustainable use and economic concerns and measures into conservation and development policy, planning and practice. Our environmental economics expertise applies tools, methods and mechanisms that work for ecosystem conservation, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods with the explicit aim of supporting and fostering a multidisciplinary approach. Our work in Asia consists of pro-poor environmental valuation, innovative financial and fiscal mechanisms, integrated ecosystem, economic and livelihood assessments to understand the linkages between natural disasters, ecosystem degradation and vulnerability and mainstreaming sustainable use and conservation goals into economic and development policy, planning and management.

We strive to:

  • Demonstrate the economic value of ecosystems to livelihoods, poverty and local and national economies
  • Justify conservation in economic and livelihood terms to governments, to industries, to the private sector and to local communities
  • Use innovative fiscal mechanisms to contribute to poverty reduction by improving poor people’s access to environmental services
  • Incorporate poverty-environment, livelihoods and economic concerns into conservation sector policies, plans and management approaches
  • Mainstream sustainable use and conservation goals into economic and development policy, planning and management
  • Understand the linkages between natural disasters, ecosystem degradation and vulnerability
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies on both conservation and development in providing security to people living in vulnerable areas

We act as a think tank providing economic and fiscal technical support to IUCN secretariats and country offices, commissions, members, development organizations, the private sector and project partners. In addition, we develop our own projects and undertake collaborative projects with members, partners and development agencies on economic valuation of ecosystem services, innovative fiscal and financial mechanisms for poverty alleviation and environmental conservation, development of pro-poor criteria and innovative mechanisms for rehabilitating and restoring ecosystems and incorporating poverty-environment, livelihoods and economic concerns into conservation sector policies, plans and management approaches.

PLEASE CONTACT:
Vacant, for more information please contact:
Tanyathon Phetmanee
Programme Officer, Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
63 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Rd.,
Klongtonnua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2 6624029 Ext. 302
Fax: (+66) 2 6624388
Email: tanyathon.phetmanee@iucn.org