Impact Assessment of Eco-Village Development Projects


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Implementation of Eco-Village Development (EVD) projects in South Asia contributes to low-carbon developments that improves lives and livelihoods in villages in South Asia. In addition to the improvements for the villagers, it also reduces emissions of CO, and other greenhouse gases.

This report contains an assessment of the climate effects of four demonstration eco-villages in South Asia, one in each of the countries Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The villages are all rural, but are in different climatic zones and with different socio-economic situations. Some are electrified with connections to national grids, others are not. The assessment covers change in energy use and change in greenhouse gas emissions. There are also other benefits, including savings in purchase of fuels, less time needed to collect firewood, shorter cooking time, and reduced air pollution, including reduction in harmful indoor air pollution.

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