Resources for Environmental Economics


Central Pollution Control Board 
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974. It serves as a field formation and also provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Principal functions of the CPCB, as spelt out in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, (i) to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and (ii) to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country. 
Ministry of Environment and Forest
The Ministry of Environment & Forests is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government, for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programmes. The principal activities undertaken by Ministry of Environment & Forests, consist of conservation & survey of flora, fauna, forests and Wildlife, prevention & control of pollution, afforestation & regeneration of degraded areas and protection of environment, in the frame work of legislations. 
World Bank in India
World Bankís official website for India 
Asian Development Bank
ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, we are now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region. 
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation addresses regional environmental concerns in North America, helps prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and promotes the effective enforcement of environmental law. 
Earth Council
The Earth Council is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that was created in September 1992 to promote and advance the implementation of the Earth Summit agreements. 
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment. EPA works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and tribes the responsibility for issuing permits and for monitoring and enforcing compliance.
European Environment Agency 
The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-making agents and the public. 
International Energy Agency (IEA)
The International Energy Agency is the energy forum for 26 industrialised countries. IEA Member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They also have agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co-operate in the development of rational energy programmes. These provisions are embodied in the Agreement on an International Energy Program, which established the Agency in 1974. 
New Ideas In Pollution Regulation (NIPR)
A site for researchers, government officials, and citizens interested in understanding and improving control of industrial pollution, especially in developing countries. NIPR is the primary source for materials produced by the World Bank's Economics of Industrial Pollution Control Research Project.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate activity. It helps governments to ensure the responsiveness of key economic areas with sectoral monitoring. By deciphering emerging issues and identifying policies that work, it helps policy-makers adopt strategic orientations. The OECD produces internationally agreed instruments, decisions and recommendations to promote rules of the game in areas where multilateral agreement is necessary for individual countries to make progress in a globalised economy.
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is a central environmental authority under the Swedish Government. According to our instructions, laid down by the Government, our main tasks are to co-ordinate and promote environmental work on both a national and international level.
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP is the UNís global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. 
United Nations Environment Programme
UNEPís mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. 
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energyís Strategic Plan states the Department is Protecting National, Energy, and Economic Security with Advanced Science and Technology and Ensuring Environmental Cleanup. 
The World Bank
The World Bank Groupís mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. 
The Environmental Economics Programme in IIED
The Environmental Economics Programme (EEP) aims to conduct policy-relevant analysis on the economics of sustainable development in order to improve understanding of policy challenges at local, national and international levels, and to influence design and implementation of solutions. 
UN Commission on Sustainable Development
The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED; to monitor and report on implementation of the Earth Summit agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. The CSD is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with 53 members. A five-year review of Earth Summit progress took place in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session, followed in 2002 by a ten-year review by the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
World Bank: Environmental Economics & Indicators
Environmental economics supports the Bank's environment strategy while assisting clients and partners to address environmental problems as an integral part of sustainable development. 
World Bank: Pollution Management
Provides information on pollution prevention and abatement, documents and publications and relevant projects. It is World Bankís official web link from the topics of environment. 


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