"SGA-SGP Study Brief" 
 
 
CCD is a central Indian partner of the Global network of local i.e. sub-global ecosystem assessments (SGA) of the UN (http://www.unep-wcmc.org, www.ecosystemassessments.net). CCD work focuses on bio-economy in the agriculture, energy & healthcare, including organic farming (food, clothing, leather, furniture, biofuels) & herbal products. CCD clients include central government agencies in agriculture, environment, rural development & science-technology, besides in the sates of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. Green jobs & green business assessment & capacity building of rural micro-enterprises is its outcome that could benefit about 6,000 families in these 4 clusters. CCD supporters include the Government, UNDP, Tata Trust, Commonwealth foundation, Christian Aid & corporate like Dabur & Himalaya. Its partners include local rural communities, comprising farmers, women, youth, business persons.
 
 
India rurban (rural-urban) assessment completed sustainable consumption production report for Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India in a UNDP funded project. It highlighted the scope & viability of promoting green growth & green jobs such as organic farming (for food & fiber), bio-fuels & bamboo (for infrastructure). This report is one of the inputs for preparing Indian strategy for sustainable development goals international negotiations in 2015. The report mentioned the unsustainable nature of the high consumption levels (15-20 ton/ year/ person) of all materials in the industrial countries & the urgency to (a) reduce such high consumption, (b) avoid similar high consumption levels in emerging economies, & (c) promote bio-economy, renewable energy, with less metal use & vigorous waste recycling for global sustainability.
 
 
Subglobal (ecosystem) assessment network (www.ecosystemassessments.net) comprises about 60 research groups across the world engaged in study of local ecosystem trends & management options to inform the scientific community, policymakers & other stakeholders including industry or society at large. It is successor of UN millennium assessment (ecosystem) network (MA) of 2000-2004.

The network studies status & trends in ecosystem goods & services such as food, fuel, fiber, culture etc. & makes future projections based on expected chages in the driving forces such as social, economic or technological change. Different future scenarios are drawn & response options are sketchd to help the policymakers make an informed choice.

Members find their own donors & clients & publication sources for informed decision making. The members share a common, aforesaid methodology evolved from but not confined to MA (http://www.millenniumassessment.org/).

Indian Urban & Rural Millennium Assesment (IURMA, ) is member of both MA & SGA networks from their beginning# & also of the International Platform for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services- http://ipbes.unepwcmc-004.vm.brightbox.net/assessments/66. #- (http://www.unep.org/maweb/en/SGA.IndiaUrban.aspx, http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/SGA.IndiaUrban.aspx, http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Downloads/article_id_088_02_0213_0214_0.pdf)