CUES aims to realize its goals by instituting three Programmes that would engage in three critical aspects of Urban Ecology with a special emphasis on Delhi. Each Programme has a vision, mission, goals and objectives which it practices through a dedicated team of researchers, experienced consultants, and collaborations. A Programme Coordinator and a research team would be directly responsible for each programme.



Delhi has been characterized by the presence of wetlands and marshes in the Yamuna floodplains in its history. These water bodies serve as important ecological functional units whose services are critical to proper and sustained functioning of the city’s ecosystem: During monsoons, wetlands function as reservoirs for surface run-off, preventing inundation of land; provide adequate … Continue reading Wetlands

Parks & Forests

Delhi is home to many parks and forest patches, the latter mostly spread out over the Delhi Ridge. At present, the city has forty-two city forests and two biodiversity parks, and numerous recreational and garden spaces. These forests and green spaces act as a sink for carbon dioxide, reducing air pollution levels in the city. Moreover, … Continue reading Parks & Forests

Urban Sustainability

Concepts of ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ are increasingly relevant today as there is a global consensus that the Earth’s resources are finite & exhaustive, and need to be managed such that future generations are not compromised. The concept of urban sustainability visualizes a city capable of running on renewable energy sources produced within the city … Continue reading Urban Sustainability