ATREE is among the top 30 environmental think tanks in the world, according to the yearly Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program survey carried out by the University of Pennsylvania, USA. By definition, a think tank is a body that undertakes intensive research and plays an advocacy role to provide solutions to complex problems.
ATREE ranks 19th in the category: Top Think Tanks by Area of Research/ Environment. This Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) ranking is based on inputs from expert panelists from across the world, journalists with expertise in politics, civil society and think tanks, former and current directors of think tank programs and networks, besides donors, think tank members, academicians and intergovernmental organisations. TTCSP received more than 250000 nominations, of which they selected 202 institutions across four major categories: Top think tanks in the world; by region; by research area; and top think tanks by special achievement.
Part of ATREE’s success in creating impact has been its conscious attempt to move away from piecemeal disciplinary solutions to look at issues more creatively and holistically using knowledge from various disciplines, and in a manner that addresses diverse stakeholder concerns.
The full report is available on http://www.gotothinktank.com/2011-global-tank-index/