Environment Department: The functions of the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration largely include to create/spread environment education/awareness among all sections of Society and to frame policies/guidelines and issuing directions to concerned to prohibit the deterioration/degradation of environment and to preserve the natural resources in order to maintain ecological balance.
ENVIS Hub: The HUB maintains and updates information on the assigned subject area ‘Status of Environment and Related Issues’ pertaining to Chandigarh.
• The main objective of ENVIS HUB is to collect, compile and disseminate the environment-related information through its website developed under url www.chandigarhenvis.gov.in and www.chenvis.nic.in for ensuring electronic transfer and accession of information by users as well as to help outreach of information system and to facilitate building up specific and relevant data to UT, Chandigarh in regard.
• In addition, The publication of this information in the shape of quarterly newsletters and State of Environment Report of U.T., Chandigarh after every two years is also mandatory.
• Apart from this, initiatives like Grid Based Decision Support System, Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP), Community-driven Environmentally Sustainable Villages Programme and conduct Environmental Awareness program also covers the Mandate of ENVIS HUB, Chandigarh.
Climate Change Division: Centre for Capacity-building on Climate Change has been set up by Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration for implementing State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) for U.T., Chandigarh, funded by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, G.O.I. New Delhi.
Major Objectives are:
To assess the tasks & targets fixed for different departments/organizations/institutions etc. for implementing the CCAP.