Trees planted
Native species
Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Sequestered (Over 15 Yrs)
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About Project

CERE’s Urban Afforestation Project (UAP) aims to increase the green cover in Indian cities and also help companies, organizations and individuals reduce their carbon footprint. Most importantly, CERE will constantly undertake carbon calculations to determine the carbon sequestration value of the entire program over time.

Carbon Sequestration Certification

As part of the Urban Afforestation Project, CERE also offers a carbon sequestration assessment of both sponsored (part of UAP) and private plantations. Our scientific methodology calculates the sequestration value of any plantation considering both species specificity and the age of trees planted. Sequestration values are calculated as a projection over 5, 10 or 15 years, but our team can also complete in-situ assessments for existing plantations. A CERE Offset certificate is shared with the clients at the end of the plantation and assessment.



CERE coordinates with all stakeholders and also undertakes carbon sequestration calculations for trees planted at each site.

Land Owners

Land owners provide land for planting, maintain trees for a period of 3 years and send updates to CERE.


Sponsors provide funding for planting of saplings and their maintenance for a period of 3 years, which could be a part of their CSR.

Tree Providers

Tree Providers provide 2-3 year old, well-rooted saplings of indigenous tree species, as selected by CERE.

NGO Partners

CERE collaborates with other non-profit organisations for effective implementation of the plantation drive.


CERE works with communities in and around the plantation sites to better understand the needs of the local people.


CERE is seeking sponsors to support this project. Companies, organizations and individuals may provide financial assistance to CERE as part of their CSR activity.

Carbon offset certificate provided by CERE based on the carbon sequestration potential of the trees sponsored and planted.

Acceptable and eligible project for CSR expenditure.

Positive publicity for companies who are environmentally conscious.

About CERE


The Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote environmental sustainability through action-oriented education, awareness and advocacy.

The Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CERE) was established in 2002 by Dr. (Ms.) Rashneh N. Pardiwala, an ecologist from the University of Edinburgh and Mrs. Kitayun Rustom, an environmental educationist. CERE has successfully completed projects in both urban and rural India having worked closely with different government departments, educational institutions, multinational companies and civil society organizations. CERE is also a pioneer in the field of corporate sustainability and carbon management systems where we help organisations map their carbon footprint, meet international reporting standards, implement low cost carbon reduction strategies which ensure considerable financial savings and engage in staff awareness activities.

CERE has been commissioned for projects by IndusInd Bank, Tata Capital Ltd, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Rabo Bank, Tata Power and others. In 2005, both Dr. Pardiwala and Mrs. Rustom were recognized as Social Entrepreneurs for Change and awarded the international Ashoka Fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Pardiwala was selected as one of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders and conferred the Asia Society Fellowship in Japan.

Website: www.cere-india.org          Email: cere.india@gmail.com