With the growth of the population globally and in India, several critical environmental issues need to be addressed. These include the management of water resources, climate change, contamination and pollution of our environment, and food and energy needs amongst others. Through the Centre for Earth and Environment, FLAME expects to address a number of these critical issues.
Centre for Earth and Environment will use a multi-disciplinary approach combining methods from the natural sciences, the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities to understand issues dealing with the current state of the environment at various levels. Our goal is to understand the environment and important environmental issues by emphasizing both scientific concepts and applications together with socio-political aspects of these issues. Additionally, activities of the Centre will incorporate field experience, hands-on project management, and collaborative research undertakings in India and abroad.