Environment And Forest Development

The primary concerns of the organisation are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of natural resources including lakes and rivers, biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. Low-emission development pathways and strengthen their adaptation and resilience capacities to the changing climate.

We support governments and other stakeholders to minimize the threats to human well-being from the environmental causes and consequences of disasters and conflicts while building resilience to future crises. Everyone can live in safe and healthy societies when we come together to responsibly manage our environment. The organisation works to promote stronger institutions and partnerships and to strengthen the law as a foundation to promote citizen's environmental rights and to combat environmental crime.

Chemicals and waste are integral to our life, but also have major impacts on the environment and human health. To take action by helping governments, civil society and the private sector develop the science, policies, and legal and institutional frameworks for sound chemicals and waste management. To support countries, private sector and other stakeholders to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices as well as policies that support this transition. This will eventually lead to a decoupling of economic growth from unsustainable resource use and environmental impact while at the same time improving human well-being.

Integrated assessments, Big Data, sensor technologies and citizen science help to continuously keep the environment under review. Policymakers need such information to develop policies. To bridge the gap between producers and users of environmental intelligence and empowers governments/ stakeholders in evidence-based decision-making. To help governments, private sector and communities to reconcile competing and growing demands for ecosystem goods and services, such as water and food, with biodiversity conservation and the long-term functioning of ecosystems.

The broad objectives covered are as under -
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Climate change
  • Disaster Management

Waste Management –

The organisation assists in management of chemical substances and waste that have potential to cause adverse impact on environment and human health. These include:

  • Persistent, bio accumulative and toxic substances (PBTs)
  • Persistent, bio accumulative and toxic substances (PBTs)
  • Chemicals that have immediate hazards (acutely toxic, explosives, corrosives)
  • Chemicals of global concern such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs),
  • Healthcare wastes;
  • E-wastes.

Sustainable use of chemicals is an issue that needs urgent attention as it endangers ecosystems, environmental resources, and the livelihoods and health of future generations. The global economy is also seeing a rapid increase in generation of hazardous wastes. Although most of the conventional hazardous wastes are produced in industrial and manufacturing operations, significant amounts are also generated in non-industrial sectors, including sludge from waste water treatment plants, waste oils, and waste batteries. Hazardous wastes not only pose risks and hazards because of their nature but also have the potential to contaminate large quantities of otherwise non-hazardous wastes if allowed to get mixed. Thus proper segregation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes are of paramount importance.

Sustainable use of chemicals is an issue that needs urgent attention as it endangers ecosystems, environmental resources, and the livelihoods and health of future generations. The global economy is also seeing a rapid increase in generation of hazardous wastes. Although most of the conventional hazardous wastes are produced in industrial and manufacturing operations, significant amounts are also generated in non-industrial sectors, including sludge from waste water treatment plants, waste oils, and waste batteries. Hazardous wastes not only pose risks and hazards because of their nature but also have the potential to contaminate large quantities of otherwise non-hazardous wastes if allowed to get mixed. Thus proper segregation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes are of paramount importance.

Implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of natural resources including lakes and rivers, biodiversity, forest and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, prevention and abatement of pollution guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.

Conservation and survey of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife. Prevention and control of pollution, a forestation and regeneration of degraded areas, protection of the environment and ensuring the welfare of animals, clean technology, climate change, desertification, environment education, environment research, environmental impact assessment, environmental information, forest conservation, forest policy, forest protection hazardous substances management, international cooperation and sustainable development, eco-development, river conservation survey and utilization.