December 19, 2022
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Assistant Professor, Birmingham Law School
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, New York University
Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
The Centre for Policy Research invites you to a discussion on:
The Making and Unmaking of Environmental Law in India
Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Dr. Lovleen Bhullar, Assistant Professor, Birmingham Law School
Dr. Arpitha Kodiveri, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, New York University
Shibani Ghosh, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Monday, December 19, 2022. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. IST
This event will be held online. Click here to register via Zoom.
The latest edition of Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press 2022), authored by Shyam Divan and Armin Rosencranz, was recently released. One of the leading books on Indian environmental law for over three decades, its release is an opportune moment to reflect on key issues in Indian environmental law.
Through the panel discussion, we hope to explore questions of design, interpretation and implementation of environmental law in India. How does the Constitution protect the environment in India? Has the nature of the Indian judiciary’s engagement with environmental governance changed over the years? How can environmental law and policy-making become more participatory, evidence-based and technically robust? As the country slides on most environmental indices and the climate crisis looms, how can the regulatory framework be reformed to respond urgently and adequately?
More about the panel:
Shyam Divan is a senior advocate and practices before the Supreme Court of India. His areas of practice cover constitutional law and most branches of civil litigation including banking, securities law, arbitration, administrative law and environmental law. He is the co-author of Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press 2022).
Dr. Lovleen Bhullar is an Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham. Her research and teaching interests include international and domestic environmental law and policy, environmental constitutionalism, and enforcement of environmental rights. She has contributed to Indian Environmental Law: Key Concepts and Principles (Orient Blackswan 2019).
Dr. Arpitha Kodiveri is Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at the New York University. She has worked as an environmental lawyer supporting Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities in India as an advocate with Natural Justice – a collective of environmental lawyers.
Shibani Ghosh is a Fellow with the Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment at the Centre for Policy Research, and an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India. She is the editor of Indian Environmental Law: Key Concepts and Principles (Orient Blackswan 2019) and writes and researches on issues relating to environmental law, regulation and governance.