The Thin Page provides an international platform for research and development services in climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy and off-grid energy, natural resources management, mountain environment and tourism, community forestry, water resources, disaster risk reduction, low carbon development, education, green growth and development, ecology, solid waste management, climate change modeling, environmental policy and legislation, sustainable development, knowledge management, environmental economics, biodiversity conservation, and environment management.
The field of expertise includes project proposal development, preparations of strategic development, project formulation and appraisal, action researches, case studies, baseline surveys, impact assessment monitoring and evaluation studies, gender analysis and socio-economic studies.
- Climate Change
- Renewable Energy
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Environmental Research
- Solid Waste Management
- ICT and Climate Change
The Thin Page works in research and development with different stakeholders, viz., governments, industries and civil society organizations. Different focus areas of climate change include vulnerability assessment, Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA) preparation, climate change policies review, and climate change modeling and adaptation assessment.
Climate Change Modeling
The Thin Page’s climate change modeling research looks after a general climate change system through the use of General Circulation Model (GCM), Global Climate Models (GCMs) and Regional Climate Models (RCMs). The Thin Page’s climate change modeling provides the future climate prediction and helps to understand the climate system.
The Thin Page is a team of multidisciplinary professionals to carry out various steps involved in assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.
Policy Review and Analysis
The Institution provides an in-depth technical policy review and analysis. The approach includes qualitative and quantitative methods including case studies, survey research and statistical analysis.
Climate Change Mitigation
The Institution carries out research on strategies and options for climate change mitigation across different sectors.
The Thin Page has objectives of developing and implementation of the renewable energy technology in rural and urban areas of Nepal. We focused on energy specific services through multidimensional approach. The activities range from providing Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) to smart off-grid energy solutions in rural part of Nepal. Similarly, The Thin Page focuses on policy and planning and climate change mitigation aspects.
The Thin Page provides a preliminary survey to impacts analysis of renewable energy under various scenarios.
The Thin Page could help the clients in analyzing energy-environment aspects at local, regional, and national levels. The Thin Page helps to analyze the environmental benefits of energy perspectives.
Geographical Information System (GIS) consulting
The Thin Page offers a range of GIS services including natural resources mapping, land used and land cover change analysis, forest management, energy and management planning.
In Nepal Only 56% of the total population has access to electricity including 10% from renewable energy technologies. In rural areas, the access to electricity is below 50% of total population. Due to topography and terrain and availability of the water resources, the viability of small and off grid energy solution is high in Nepal. The major problems faced by micro-hydro are technical problems for maintenance in high Himalayan areas, very low end use of energy in any entrepreneur activities and lack of integrated approach of energy for rural electrification. The Thin Page provides a smart off-grid energy planning through expert consultation.
Nepal Biodiversity Strategy focus on the protection and wise use of the biologically diverse resources of the country, the protection of ecological processes and systems, and the equitable sharing of all ensuing benefits on a sustainable basis, for the benefit of the people. The Thin Page attempts to support these goals through research and development.
Biodiversity conservation and management
The Thin Page provides different services in different issues of biodiversity conservation and management such as assessment of flora and fauna, protected area management, ecological research and impact-evaluation studies, strategy and action plan formulation, landscape-level planning, ecology and sustainable use of NTFPs and medicinal plants, and community participation in biodiversity conservation.
The Thin Page provides policy research of biodiversity, forest management, tourism and conservation.
Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation of forest and biodiversity related projects and providing recommendations for sustainable development.
The aim of Environmental research is to carry out research activities to identify the environmental impacts of economic activities and development projects. The various methods used include field surveys, experiments, quantitative modeling, and economic analysis.
The Thin Page team of professionals has specialization in environmental science and engineering, atmospheric sciences, civil engineering, environmental management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), climate change, economics and ecology.
- Environmental management planning
- Environmental quality monitoring and modeling
- Environmental policy analysis
- Environmental Policy Research
- Solid and hazardous waste management
- Indoor air quality and health exposure assessment
Large urbanization (rapid/ haphazard urbanization) and unmanaged (poor) waste management practices in Kathmandu and major cities of Nepal is one of the major problems. In Kathmandu, vast amount of waste is produced on a daily basis, consisting of organic wastes, glass, plastic, metals, textile, rubber and paper. Current trend of growth in population will lead to significant increase in solid waste all over Nepal. The Thin Page provides an overall research and development of solid waste management in Nepal.
Solid Waste Research
Characterization of wastes and collection mechanism are the key information for better waste management. The Thin Page provides the public and roadside solid waste studies, industry specific solid waste studies, solid waste management policy research and analysis and solid waste management mechanism.
Solid waste management needs an accurate financial data for better management of solid waste. The Thin Page offers public and private sectors to help to estimate solid waste management costs, processing cost, environmental benefits and 3-R. (reuse, reduce, recycle)
Waste audits can provide a number of environmental benefits through carbon emission reduction and financial benefits through reduction in cost for the management of solid waste and through waste recycling. The Thin Page offers waste audit, carbon emission calculation, waste rate projections and waste segregation mechanism.
Climate change is real. The biggest challenge of current climate change is the dissemination of the climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation activities to the people who are the sufferers of these changes in a simplistic way. ICT can play a pivotal role in scientific outcomes sharing in a commonly understandable form for climate change. The Thin Page develops an ICT based tool to disseminate the climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation in a simple way. The objective of ICT and climate change is to enhance information sharing by promoting web/mobile-based application and empowering community’s adaptation activities.
- ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction
- ICT and Climate Change Adaptation