The commission's role is:

  • To plan and work for the restoration of degraded ecosystems (with special emphasis on degraded lands) in the state.
  • To act as an umbrella organization for accreditation of various NGOs seeking funds for restoration of degraded ecosystems, and
  • To raise ecological awareness and to develop a conservation ethos among the people of Gujarat.

The approach adopted by the Commission therefore includes the following:

  • To evolve a micro planning strategy at village level with the active participation of community based organizations, particularly women and other weaker sections and undertake restoration/ plantation activities so as to create models.
  • To establish linkages among various Government departments, scientists, subject experts, NGOs and Industries towards developing a common vision of an ecologically sustainable development in the state of Gujarat.
  • To sensitize the general public regarding importance of conservation of environment through multipronged initiatives.