ENVIS Centre has taken the lead in setting up Regional Centre of Expertise Chandigarh (RCE Chandigarh) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in 2012. The RCE has been recognized by United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Japan as the 10th  RCE in India (total 11 in India) and the 100th Global RCE (Total 129 RCEs). RCE Chandigarh has identified its vision as ‘Small steps at regional level adding to giant steps at global level’. The Centre has identified State Institute of Science Education, Punjab School Education Board, SCERT, various schools and colleges in Chandigarh and Mohali and a few NGOs as its partners for taking the Sustainable Development Agenda forward. It is promoting ESD related activities within the region.