The Environmental Information System (ENVIS) was implemented by the Ministry of Environment & Forests by end of 6th Five Year Plan as a Plan Scheme for environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to policy planners, decision makers, scientists and environmentalists, researchers, academicians and other stakeholders. ENVIS is a decentralized computerized network database system consisting of the focal point located in the Ministry and a chain of network partners, known as ENVIS Centres located in the potential organizations/institutions throughout the country.


Presently, the ENVIS network consists of 66 ENVIS centres apart from the ENVIS Focal Point, out of which, 28 ENVIS Centres are on State Government Departments dealing with the Status of Environment and related issues of the concerned State Government and the remaining 38 have been set up on various environmental disciplines covering from air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, biodiversity, solid waste management, ecology and ecosystems, environmental education, NGOs, media and even environmental parliament, coastal ecosystem, clean technology, etc. More information


CEE is the designated ENVIS Centre of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India on Environmental Education since 1992. CEE's ENVIS Centre caters to the information needs of environmental educators and other interested groups, through five means-

  • EfC newsletter on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • EE Bank a computerized database of concepts, activities, case studies and other resources on EE and ESD
  • CEE-ISC a collection of books, periodicals and a variety of non-print materials
  • www.greenteacher.org - website on EE and ESD
  • Query Response Service to respond to specific information requests


CEE has also been identified as one of the SDNP-ENVIS Partners on the thematic area - "Environmental Education and Awareness" More information.

ENVIS - Ask Us! / Ask ENVIS EE!
Do you have queries related to Environmental Education or Education for Sustainable Development? ENVIS Query-Response Service can help. You may send your queries to:

Officer-In-Charge - ENVIS
ENVIS Centre on Environmental Education
Centre for Environment Education
Nehru Foundation for Development
Thaltej Tekra
Ahmedabad 380 054
Gujarat, INDIA
Phone: 91-79-26844780, 26858002 to 09
Fax: 91-79-26858010
E-mail: cee.envis@ceeindia.org