Research Projects

Forest Park and the City: An Ecosystem Services Valuation Project 

 IEE partnered with the Forest Park Conservancy and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University to inventory and conduct preliminary estimates of the ecosystem services Greater Portland residents derive from Forest Park.  Students in two economics courses conducted the analysis.

 Forest Park Conservancy project reports have been finalized and can be found on this project page.

Source: The Forest Park Conservancy 


Forest Sector Institutional Reform and REDD+ in Ethiopia

The goal of the project is to support World Bank and low-income country government efforts on poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation within the context of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Developing (REDD+) Countries.

Nepal Community Forestry Program and REDD+

The project seeks to contribute to climate change mitigation and community forest management policies by analyzing the relationship between community-based forest management (CBFM) in Nepal and climate policy