The Centre for Environment and Disaster Management is a paramount institute of Shivaji College, University of Delhi which provide learnings through its various activities such as training programs, workshops, conference, symposia and extended activities (community awareness, outreach programs) related to complexities of environmental challenges, various unenviable disasters. The centre was instituted towards the end of year 2022 for working in the direction of achieving the common objectives of sustainable development, climate change actions, disaster management and also for contributing in the national policy formulation focusing environment.
The environment and disaster management are interconnected and have a significant impact on each other. As our planet faces increasing environmental challenges such as climate change, deforestation, pollution, and natural resource depletion, the frequency and intensity of disasters such as floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes have also been on the rise. In this context, the newly established Centre for Environment and Disaster Management (CEDM) holds great relevance and importance.
The CEDM serves as a specialized centre dedicated to the study, research, and management of environmental issues and disasters. It plays a crucial role in understanding the complex relationship between the environment and disaster management and developing strategies to mitigate and adapt to the risks associated with environmental degradation and disasters.
One of the key aspects of the CEDM's relevance is its role in raising awareness and promoting education on environmental issues and disaster management including disaster risk reduction. Through research, training, and capacity-building programs, the CEDM aims to help individuals, communities, and policymakers to understand the importance of protecting the environment and building resilience to disasters. This awareness is crucial in promoting sustainable practices, reducing vulnerabilities, and promoting effective disaster preparedness, response, and recovery measures.
Another significant aspect of the CEDM's relevance is its role in fostering collaboration and partnerships among various stakeholders. Environmental issues and disasters are complex and multifaceted, requiring the involvement of various sectors, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, private sector, and local communities.