This short note reviews two decades of significant case law developments in the environmental impact assessment process in India. EIA was first introduced as a regulatory requirement in 1994. EIA reflects the constant struggle to balance economic development with ecological integrity in the context of a developing country. The Courts have developed a rich jurisprudence thereby considerably deepening and widening the EIA process.
This material has been created as part of the work of the Discipline Based Initiative (DBI) in Law, entitled Learning and Teaching in the Discipline of Law: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in a Changed and Changing Environment.
Flipped Leaning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is a transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.
IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by IUCN's Global Programme on Protected Areas and has over 2,500 members, spanning 140 countries.
This website provides access to 12 modules and associated learning materials (presentations, exercises, videos) on protected areas law and governance.
This model course consists of Powerpoint presentations, an instructors’ manual and learning exercises.
Website of the United Nations.
A "comprehensive listing of United Nations documents and publications on law-related topics can be retrieved through the UNBISnet database. UNBISnet provides links to the full text of recent documentation."
The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the depositary of more than 560 multilateral treaties which cover a broad range of subject matters such as human rights, disarmament and protection of the environment.
This site contains documents such as key conferences and resolutions plus links to major agreements and conventions relating to sustainable development.
The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This website provides information on biodiversity and ecosystems as well analysis and reports.
The GEF Website contains documents such as subject publications, fact sheets and working papers in the areas of biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage.
The website contains reports, working papers and articles on economic, social and environmental issues. It has an extensive amount of material that is available by subject or country/region.
The website contains access to a broad array of marine conventions, agreements and reports.
WRI is a global research organisation focused on the environment, economics and human well-being.
The Worldwatch Institute analyses inter-disciplinary information from around the world, providing information on how to build a sustainable society.
This site provides access to the documentation, reports, texts and instruments of the Commission.