Institute for Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)

The Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Beijing, China. Since its establishment in May 2006, IPE has developed and operated the Blue Map Database, and launched the Blue Map app in June 2014, consolidating nationwide environmental quality data and real-time emissions data for key pollution sources into a mobile app for the first time. IPE aims to leverage the Blue Map Database and app to promote environmental information disclosure and public participation and improve environmental governance mechanisms.