Forestry and Natural Resources (Energy, Mining, Environment)

Armenia Forest

Armenia forestry-poverty-energy linkages

Armenia’s forests make up less than 10% of its total land area, and have declined by over 10% since 1993.  Despite its limited and diminishing land area, Armenia’s forests provide important services for the local population and for the national economy.

Field

Albania Fuelwood Demand Assessment

The objective of the study will be to:

  • i) ascertain the level of demand for fuelwood in Albania,
  • ii) analyze the fuelwood supply chain, processing and combustion to identify opportunities to increase the efficiency of firewood use,
  • iii) estimate the overall balance between the sustainable supply and current demand, and
  • iv) recommend to government any opportunities to improve the supply and efficiency of heating for the rural towns and villages.
Thermal Power Plant and Mines

Thermal Power Plant and Mines

UDA Consulting carried out a survey for the joint project of Middle East Technical University Mining, Engineering and Sociology Departments, with TUBITAK. The research explored the social impacts of a thermal power plant and mines on people living in and around the cities of Afşin and Elbistan. UDA Consulting was responsible for carrying out fieldwork which included conducting 1000 face-to-face questionnaires in 20 villages and surrounding communities live in city centres.

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use, Poverty and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use

The objective of the study is to assist the forest policy on forest dependence, poverty and natural hazards in Georgia. It is also aimed to enhance the understanding of the linkages between poverty and forest dependency globally. The outcomes of the study will help to support the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection (MENRP), and National Forest Agency (NFA) in particular, in the on-going sector reforms. The data is obtained through household visits and by survey method.