The Government of Gujarat constituted the GPCB (Gujarat Pollution Control Board) on 15.10.1974 as per provisions under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the with a view to protect the environment, prevent and control the pollution of water in the State of Gujarat, that occupies a prominent niche in progressive and industrial development of the country. The Head Office performs activities concerning general polices and enforcement of various provisions of the Acts as well as general administration and co-ordination with other agencies.
GPCB is the key regulating and implementing agency of environmental regulation in Gujarat. The pilot Emissions Trading Scheme in Surat and proposed markets across Gujarat are being implemented by GPCB.
In 2014, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago launched EPIC-India to help India tackle energy and environmental challenges head-on through crossdisciplinary, innovative research and partnerships with government, industry, research institutes and other stakeholders. EPICs work in India covers a broad range of areas including electricity and energy markets, energy modelling and the design of economically efficient regulatory mechanisms to reduce air and water pollution.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was founded by Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo in June 2003 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 193 affiliated professors from 56 leading universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomised impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.
Founded in 1961, the Economic Growth Centre (EGC) was intended as the first research centre in a major US university focused on the quantitative study of lower income economies. Today, the EGC is the home at Yale for economic research on global development and poverty reduction. EGC’s research focuses on applying rigorous methods to understand not only the links between economic growth and poverty, but also how rising inequality and a changing climate affect individual wellbeing, especially among marginalized groups in developing countries.