ATREE and Royal Norwegian Embassy Launch Partnership for Sustainability Science
The research institution ATREE (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment), based in Bangalore, received a grant from the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) to conduct work on climate change, biodiversity conservation, and environmental governance and policies. According to the institution, “The cooperation with the Norwegians will strengthen ATREE’s doctoral programme that seeks to build human resources in Sustainability Science. It will also enable faculty and student exchanges between Norwegian research institutes and ATREE.”
Another initiative the organization was involved in recently was the Neighborhood Trees campaign, a crowdsourcing program to map trees across India, in order to foster “citizen science.”
ATREE is committed to research, policy analysis and education in the areas of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, focusing on applied sciences. The organization houses the Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, which provides education through certification courses and a doctoral program affiliated to Manipal University. Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, Kamal Bawa, is the Founder-President of ATREE.
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