EMPRI is an autonomous body established by Government of Karnataka in September 2002.The institute is anchored at Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment and headed by the Director General appointed by Government of Karnataka. Its Governing Body consist of representatives of the government, comprising Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Department of Urban Development, Department of Industries & Commerce, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of by Mini - Adblocker" href="http://188.8.131.52/empri/about#60822630"> Finance and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
EMPRI is successor of the former Environmental Training Institute (ETI). With assistance from DANIDA, ETI was set up by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCP) in 1996. Endowed with autonomy, EMPRI carries forth the mission of ETI along with a greater mandate, including most notably research and advisory services.Since 2007 EMPRI is supported by Government of Germany through the Integrated Expert Programme of CIM. In 2008 the former Indo-Norwegian Environmental Project (INEP) was integrated into EMPRI, leading to a further expansion of the mandate.
Its mission is to provide world-class train-ing and advisory services on environmental management to enable and encourage civil society and government to safeguard and manage natural resources effectively.