Centre for Science and Environment

Founding Year: 1980

Staff: 13

Budget: $ 686.6k (2019)

Anil Kumar Agarwal (Founder)

The Centre for Science and Environment is a nonprofit “public interest research and advocacy organization.” It “researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of sustainable and equitable development” and strives to bring about change through knowledge dissemination. CSE’s “knowledge-based activism” relies on its research on environmental issues, its “publications and informational products”,  and its “non-formal environmental education programs.”

Areas of interest:


  • India Environment Portal: provides “over 4,00,000 contextual, curated, cross-tagged specialised research reports and government documents.”
  • Down to Earth: Is an online magazine tackling CSE’s key areas of interest.


  • The Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute: is “an education and training initiative of CSE, established to communicate the science, complexity and politics of environment across India, South Asia and the world.”
  • The Environment Education Unit: “aims to come up with quality resource material and programmes for students as well as environment educators and parents to bring about awareness about our environment.”



Centre for Science and Environment contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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