Community Environmental Resource Centre is an ATREE Field academy engaged in wetland conservation, sustainable livelihood and climate action. CERC was established in 2007 to put in practice the philosophy of wise use of wetlands by the Ramsar Convention. Since then, CERC has been working in Vembanad region to enhance the capacity and institutional networks of local communities and stakeholders for the sustainable management of wetlands so that it is restored, protected and maintained for generations to come. Wetlands, being more vulnerable to climate change, invites urgent actions and combined efforts to combat threats to the lives and livelihoods. Over the years CERC has been trying to address them by establishing partnerships with various government departments, academic institutions and other civil society organizations. CERC has played a major role in the formation of inclusive institutions for sustainable livelihoods, empowering community for better resilience, promotion of Communication Education and Public Awareness (CEPA), better natural resource management and climate adaptation. The unique and pioneering work of CERC has reckoned its position as an institute of excellence in the area.