Introduction to Environmental Law

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Typology Workshop
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Weeks
Online campus Yes
  • Workshop
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks
  • Online campus

Enrol in this Programme now and learn to:

• Explore the fundamentals of environmental law in India and the principles of and cases in international environmental law;
• Understand the rights-based approach to environment protection, including the development of case law in India through judicial activism;
• Analyse important legislation, such as the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Biological Diversity Act, 2002;
• Study the various legal provisions enabling environmental regulation in India;
• Examine the impact of regulatory mechanisms and large-scale industrial development on India’s environment; and
• Identify the various remedies available, including civil and criminal remedies, use of RTI applications, public interest litigation, and class action suits.


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What you'll learn on the course

Environmental Law
Environmental Policy
Law Legal
Law Public
Law Rights
Law Firm
Law and Business
Law for Business
Law and Commerce
Law Studies

Teachers and trainers (1)

Suhasini Rao Kashyap
Suhasini Rao Kashyap

Suhasini graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and started her career with litigation at the High Court of Rajasthan in Jaipur. Her strengths in civil litigation were further honed in Delhi, where she was associated with a law firm from its initial days. She then moved to the corporate space,where she handled global legal compliance and employee regulations for an IT MNC. To complement the Diploma in European Union Laws that she holds from the University of Athens, Suhasini then went on to earn an LLM from the United Nations Inter-regional Criminal and Justice Research Institute,Italy

Course programme


Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

• Explore the various sources of environmental law and its components.

• Learn about India’s international environmental legal obligations.

Unit 2: Development of Environmental Jurisprudence

• Study the wide spectrum of environmental jurisprudence, including the Constitution of India, 1950 and fundamental rights.

• Understand the right to a healthy environment and environmental duties.

• Examine larger evolutionary journey of the development of the principles of environmental law in India.

Unit 3: Understanding Essential National Legislation

• Learn about the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and relevant cases.

• Learn about the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 and relevant cases.

• Learn about the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and relevant cases.

Unit 4: Protecting the Environment: Forest Laws

• Study the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

• Analyse some important issues such as the environment-versus-development debate with prominent cases on similar subjects.

Unit 5: Protecting the Environment: Wetlands, Coastal Areas and Heritage Areas

• Examine, using case studies, applicable legislation and principles of environmental law for wetlands, coastal areas, and heritage areas.

• Understand the operation of interconnected legislation as applicable to complex issues of conservation and developmental rights.

Unit 6: Controlling Pollution: Water Pollution

• Study the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Public Trust Doctrine and the causes of water pollution.

• Study the Ganga Action Plan and the Ganga Pollution Cases, which play a pivotal role in the management of water pollution in the country.

Unit 7: Controlling Pollution: Air Pollution and Hazardous Waste

• Examine important issues and statutes that regulate air pollution control in India through some landmark judgments.

• Study provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

• Learn about important landmarks in the development of legislative tools to deal with air pollution through the Taj Trapezium case and the Vehicular Pollution case.

• Identify the different provisions available to tackle issues of pollution and waste management for hazardous and bio-medical waste.

Unit 8: Remedies: Specific Actions and Public Interest Litigation

• Explore the process of redressing environmental grievances.

• Examine the relevant National Authorities that are tasked with different concerns in environmental matters.

• Study some specific remedies in common law, such as actions for public nuisance and negligence.

• Analyse concepts of class action suits and public interest litigation as they apply to environmental jurisprudence.

Additional information

Welcome to the Introduction to Environmental Law programme!   Landmark decisions by the Supreme Court in recent times have completely changed the nature and scope of environmental law in India. Professionals with a working knowledge of environmental law are in great demand.    Are you a:   •  Law student eager to gain a working understanding of, and build a career in, environmental law; •  Practising lawyer intent on enhancing your knowledge of, and skills necessary for practicing in, Environmental Law; •  Professional working in heavy industries, the mining sector, petrochemicals, oil and natural gas, infrastructure or other such industries with high environmental impact, who needs a working understanding of environmental law and how it affects your industry; or •  Student/professional working on, or studying, human rights or environmental conservation who needs a working understanding of the various rights and remedies available under environmental law?   We recommend that you enrol in this Programme now.

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