The Centre for Environment and Development (CED), established in 1993, is an autonomous research and development, training and consultancy organisation focussing in fields related to Environment and Development. CED has its Head Quarters at Thiruvananthapuram and Eastern Regional Campus at Bhubaneswar, Regional Centre at Hyderabad and projects in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Pondicherry and Gujarat apart from Odisha and Kerala.
CED is the Centre of Excellence on Solid Waste and Waste water Management, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India; National Key Resource Centre on Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India and also the Regional Resource Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
CED is an Empanelled Agency of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for City Development Plan Preparation and also Water Supply and Sanitation, Sewarage and Drainage. CED is also an Accredited Agency of Government of Kerala for Solid Waste Management.
CED is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India.
To carry out research on subjects related to environment and development and to serve as an institution of higher learning
To interact/collaborate with Universities, R&D institutions and Developmental agencies in India and abroad for research on environment and sustainable development, technology innovation and transfer of technology
To provide scientific and technological support to implement developmental projects of Local Self Government Institutions and other agencies
To carryout capacity building, training and outreach programs for different target groups
To provide consultancy services to government and multi-lateral agencies
To provide support on policy formulation to various tiers of governments
To develop databases and information systems on specific areas related to environment and development