EIA Resource and Response centre (eRc) – The problems associated with faulty assessments, clearances and compliance have been enormous seeking systematic research and action to improve Environment Governance. This has been established in collaboration with LIFE and Peace Institute with initial support from Rufford Foundation
Mine Labour Protection Campaign (MLPC) – Collaborative programmes with MLPC Trust, which is working on a host of issues around mining and living conditions of mine workers in Rajasthan, have lead to various new initiatives focused around the issues of occupational health, environment and legal issues
The Access Initiative (TAI) – The Access Initiative is a worldwide coalition of regional and country networks aimed at improving environmental governance using the PP10 principle. World over there are several member countries in the TAl network. TAl Assessments are a key element in the process. The basic aspects on which TAl assessments focus are access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in decision-making. In each of the sub sets there is a link to evaluation in terms of law, effort and effectiveness. Environics Trust and Lawyers Initiative for Forest & Environment (LIFE) function as the nodal organizations and have completed the assessment in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh through 18 case studies across different sectors and regions. LIFE – ET have been nominated as a Core Group member and the TAl India National Coalition has been elected to convene the South Asian Region.
Uttaranchal Development Institute (UDI)