Our vision is to contribute to restoring Blue Skies and improving Air Quality including climate risks in Delhi/NCR and other cities in India through scientific research and as a Think Tank.
To identify initiatives and policies in India and internationally which have been effective for sustained ambient air quality improvement.
Provide scientific information and objective feedback on effectiveness of various clean air programmes to Government policy makers.
Assist in setting Goals and Pathways for achieving satisfactory ambient air quality in Delhi/NCR and other cities in India.
Develop practical and effective solutions for short, medium and long term for improvement in ambient air quality.
To support multidisciplinary and multi institution research projects for improving ambient air quality and Indoor air quality.
Help enhance public understanding and participation promoting Clean Air initiatives.
Exchange learnings and share knowledge with other countries facing air pollution problems.
Collaborate with Industry on Clean Air and emission reduction equipment initiatives and Indoor Air quality improvement programs.
To undertake research projects on impacts of climate change including identification of mitigation options that reduce the risk of longer-term climate change including promotion of international research and collaboration.
Build capacity for climate assessment through training, education and workforce development.
Scientific Integrity and quest to enhance knowledge.
Collaborative, constructive and solutions-oriented approach.
CERCA will function as think-tank and Action Centre hosted at and drawing from the high quality research expertise available at IIT Delhi and working along with multiple stakeholders including Government, academia and Industry for finding sustainable clean air solutions for Delhi, India and beyond, as appropriate.
CERCA has instituted a mechanism to invite research proposals from learned faculties of IIT Delhi and financing such shortlisted proposals that can bring about the required benefit to the society through research based recommendations and also in terms of policy formulation in the right direction.