CEE’s activities in Jammu and Kashmir are coordinated by CEE Himalaya, the Himalayan initiative of CEE. CEE Himalaya was established in 2002 coinciding with the ‘International Year of Mountains’, though CEE’s environmental education outreach to the state dates much before that. The focus of CEE’s activities in the state is on creating and increasing awareness and understanding of environmental issues in fragile ecosystems of Indian Himalayan region and to inculcate environment friendly attitudes through education for sustainable development (ESD).
Jammu Kashmir is has three distinct geo-climatic zones based on which the state has been divided into three administrative zones – Jammu, Kashmir and Laddakh provinces. CEE’s programmes are operational in all the 3 provinces.
Some of major projects undertaken by the regional office include:
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