It seeks to further fortify cooperation and exchange between India and the international community in the field of environment and development, with the broad objectives of
  • assessing the challenge of integrating environmental issues with development strategies, in order to establish a pattern of sustainable development in India,
  • formulating strategies and directions, which would be provided as recommendations and advise to various levels and agencies of the Government of India, and,
  • disseminating and publishing information on issues linking the environment and development in India and practices to promote sustainable development.