Megha Nath

Megha was a consultant at 3ie. She was working on 3ie’s Evidence Gap Map on forest conservation as well as a guidance document on impact evaluation in the conservation sector in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

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Miles before we sleep: building evidence on forest conservation

The conference of parties (COP21) meeting in Paris last week arrived at a historic and new global consensus to stop climate change by committing to 1.5 Celsius increase in average temperature target. Promoting greenhouse gas (GHG) sinks or areas that absorb GHGs are an important way to mitigate climate change (see more in the IPCC report). Forests, along with oceans are the most important sinks in the world.