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Saurab

Eco-intelligent is an environment blog about making the world ecologically intelligent, or "eco-intelligent". It aims to be a resource for environmental education and discourse.

In this blog, I cover a wide range of topics related to the environment, primarily in India.

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5 promising financing options for urban forestry in India

Unlike urban farming or agro-forestry, urban forestry provides products and services that are largely intangible. How can you charge someone for breathing fresh air? Therefore, a viable revenue model cannot be developed easily. Authorities usually rely on grants from government, bilateral/multilateral organisation, foundations to meet operational costs. Many […]

Achieving tangible SDG results in India

By bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into effect in January 2016, the United Nations along with the support of all the member countries made a decisive commitment to sustainable development in the world. SDGs comprise of 17 goals, framed on the success of Millennium Development Goals[i]. SDGs […]

Should We Pay For Ecosystem Services?

Ecosystems of the world provide a multitude of services to human society. Any benefit we derive from ecosystems comprise of these services. They are categorized under different names like provisioning services (photosynthesis, soil formation), supporting services (agriculture, timber and any other product that is natural derived), cultural services […]