Grantee Profile

Centre for Science and Environment

Grants to Centre for Science and Environment

  • $506,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Climate Solutions

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is a leading not-for-profit policy research and campaign institution that focuses on air pollution control, natural resource management, climate change and sustainable development. CSE is one of India’s top climate think tanks and has to its credit, several high impact policy studies and campaigns, which have contributed to national policy debates at highest levels. In Paris, India committed to reducing the energy emission intensity of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 30 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. To achieve this target, it is critical to address the issue of rapidly growing urban emissions, much of which is on account of growing public preference for private cars, lack of efficient and accessible public transport systems and poor fuel-efficiency standards in use. This award builds on CSE’s ongoing work on air pollution control and climate change to pursue action for energy efficient and low-carbon transportation strategies in Indian cities. The award supports CSE to pursue development and implementation of appropriate legislative, judicial and regulatory practices and building public awareness and support for expanding the use of energy-efficient public transport systems.

  • $290,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — To support policy research programs on natural resources management in India and on global environmental governance (over three years).

  • $260,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW DELHI, INDIA — To support launching an international news service on environment, natural resources, and economic development issues (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Centre for Science and Environment $1,056,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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