Centre for Science and Environment
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The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), based in New Delhi, is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.
It was founded by Anil Kumar Agarwal, who spent his lifetime advocating policies that involve the people in natural resource management and learn from India’s own traditions. The Centre is now under the directorship of Sunita Narain.
They use knowledge-based activism: raising concerns, participating in seeking answers and – more importantly – pushing for answers and transforming these into policy and so practice. They do this through research and by communicating their understanding through publications.
The Centre’s efforts are built around five broad programmes:
- Communication for Awareness
- Research and Advocacy
- Education and Training
- Knowledge Portal
- Pollution Monitoring
It runs websites a number of discrete websites:
- Air Pollution
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Industry and Environment
- Environment Education
- Anil Agarwal Green College
- Pollution Monitoring Lab
- Climate Change
- Media Resource Centre
CSE has won the UNEP Global 500 Forum Award for outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment, Stockholm Water Prize for its work in promoting effective water management and Jawaharlal Nehru Prize for ‘popularisation of science’. The award is instituted by the Indian Science Congress Association.
CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
(Near Batra Hospital), New Delhi-110062
Ph.: 2995 5124, 5125, 6110, 6394, 6399