Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC)
Guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being, moving towards attaining new heights in protection of environment, and conservation of forests and wildlife, in ever changing scenarios
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes. The primary concerns comprise of formulation and implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources, and the prevention and abatement of pollution.
The Ministry also serves as the nodal agency in the country for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and for the follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The Ministry is also entrusted with issues relating to multilateral bodies such as the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and of regional bodies like Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) on matters pertaining to the environment.