Manan’s action research work at ATREE is highly diverse as well as innovative, with sustainable land use, climate action and human well-being at its core. He designs and evaluates ecosystem restoration programmes (in forests, grasslands and croplands). For example, he is currently leading initiatives to measure carbon sequestered in soils due to ecosystem restoration activities. Manan leads assessments of the environmental footprint of agricultural commodities (like tea and cotton). At ATREE, he is currently helping to build a research programme on the socio-ecological impacts of agricultural commodity production in India. Manan develops highly decentralised climate adaptation action plans in cities (e.g., to tackle heat waves). He has recently secured a grant from the Bengaluru Sustainability Forum to build a Ward-level heatwave action plan for the Yeshwanthpur ward in north Bangalore.ward in North Bengaluru.