The objective of CEEED is to carry out its strategy for environment and development research in India in co-operation with other organisations, both domestic and international. The focus of CEEED's work lies in finding the balance between environmental conservation and socio-economic development.
As an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the NGO partnership system of Planning Commission, Govt. of India and as a self sustained body CEEED has enhanced flexibility and avoids bureaucratic entanglements.The formation of a co-operative internal and international network of scientists in the field of environmental studies is a goal of CEEED.
The Center was established in2004. It has a permanent staff in Guwahati, Assam , including its founding chairman/director late Mrs Arati Hazarika renowned Layer and social worker. Its associate staff includes a broad network of university professors and researchers ,Medical practioners, govt. officials.