National E-seminar on Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change

Climate Change is one of the most contentious topics being debated throughout the world. It has been globally accepted and recognized as a serious threat to human existence. The global community is facing considerable threats from climate change and incurring considerable costs to cope with the climate impacts. India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, therefore, there is an imminent need to address the impact of climate change on society to ensure sustainable livelihood particularly in developing countries like India. In this backdrop, the purpose of this seminar is to provide a common platform for legal experts, academicians, researchers and students to bring out, discuss and deliberate how the burning issue of climate change is being tackled around the world, and propose solutions relevant to India. The outcome of the seminar will enhance the understanding of participants and provide policy inputs related to the theme.

Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal is a private university established under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 and is based out of Bhopa I, Madhya Pradesh. JLU, Bhopal is one of the fastest-growing and one of the most awarded universities of Central India, having practice-based pedagogy at

its core. Currently, the university is offering a 56-degree program to more than 2500 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India. The university has 27 partnerships with top industries and international universities ensuring the students get great exposure both nationally and internationally. JLU, Bhopal is the only participating university from Central India ERASMIUS+ programme under the Tuning India Project, funded by the European Commission and is also currently the country chair for the Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP). The University has been bestowed with several prestigious awards, such as ‘University of the Year’ by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for consecutive four years in 2015, 2016 2017 and 2018 and is recognized as a Global League Institution in 2015 at the House of Commons, London, UK. JLU Bhopal has been ranked No.lPrivate University in Madhya Pradesh in the year 2016, 2017,2018 & 2019 by several leading publications.

The National Law School of India University, the Nation’s premier law university, came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act (Karnataka Act 22 ofl986). It signified the culmination of efforts by the Judiciary, the Bar Council of India, the Karnataka Bar Council, the Bangalore University and the Government of Karnataka to reform legal education and to establish a centre of excellence for legal education and research in India. The Law School has undertaken many research projects funded by the UGC, the Government of India, the Government of Karnataka, the Department of Women and Child

Development, UN agencies, the World Bank, HIVOS, Department of Justice etc. The Projects have served to strengthen research and teaching at the Law School. The National Law School of India University since its inception has taken proactive steps in organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, refresher courses and certificate courses to update academicians, law teachers, students, industry personnel in different subject areas.

“We the People” are an integral part of the Environment and today it is important to understand that Human Rights are directly or indirectly affected if our environment degrades. To address these issues, The JLU-Faculty of Law came up with an initiative for the advancement of legal education, research and governance in the dynamic fields of Environmental Law and established the Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change. The goal of our centre is to sensitize the students and each section of the society to think responsibly about the present challenges our environment is facing due to the sudden competitive activities among the various nations. Also, it is a platform that encourages the protection of the right to the environment for future generations.

The aim of our centre is to promote environmental consciousness and conduct legal and interdisciplinary policy-relevant research activities, advocate for the causes relating to environment protection, sustainable development and its education through fieldwork. The centre will analyze the public policies at the national and international level on climate change, health, water laws, wildlife protection, natural resource management, indigenous people and environment impact assessment etc., to check its implementation in a real sense. Apa rt from academic knowledge, to make our law students aware about the technicalities of the area for some possible legal solutions on contemporary environmental challenges there will be events like environmental studies, workshops, panel discussions by prominent environment experts, green law guest lecture series, seminars, conferences, sensitization through collaboration with different stakeholders for research and training program on Climate Change & International Environment Law.

Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA), established in 1997 is a benefactor of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoE F), Government of Karnataka, the Bar and the Bench in India and abroad. Building an environmental law database, effectively networking among all stakeholders, building up an environmental law community and policy research in the area of the environment are CEERA’s main objectives. To achieve the aforesaid, CEERA has incessantly and successfully been able to build functional and professional linkages with government agencies and non-governmental organisations in India, the South Asian Region and at International levels.

CEERA has been partnering with Central Pollution Control Board in organising Training programs for the officers of various State Pollution Control Boards and other industry professionals for over seven (7) years. One of the first in India, to be granted a five year World Bank project on Environmental Law capacity building and thereafter being a steady choice for the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, CEERA has been entrusted with research projects and workshops to impart training to Forest Officers, Revenue Officers, Officers of the Central Pollution Control Board and also of the Government of Karnataka.

The broad theme areas include (but not confined to) the following

  1. Climate change and disaster management.
  2. Climate change and climate protection.
  3. Climate change and its impact on Aquatic Environment.
  4. Climate change vis-a-vis Indigenous People.
  5. Climate change, displacement and refugees.
  6. Dealing with climate change: Poverty and gender issues.
  7. Paris agreement and India’s commitment.
  8. India’s Legal regime towards decarbonization.
  9. Climate change and Technology.
  10. Agriculture, Forests, water resources and climate change.

For Abstract Submission

l. Co-authorship is limited to maximum of two authors.

  • Multiple entries shall lead to disqualification.
  • The abstract shall not exceed more than 300 words including keywords. The abstract must be accompanied by a Cover page which must include the following details:

a) Title of the Paper

b) Name of the Author and Co author (if any)

  • Designation
  • University/College/lnstitution
  • Contact details of Author and Co-author (if any)
  • Abstract shall be submitted to on or before 30th of April, 2021 in MS­ Word file format.
  • While submitting abstract the subject of the mail must be “Abstract Submission” with the Name of Author and Co-author (if any).
  • The MS Word file must be named in the manner which is as follows:
  • Name of the Author and Co-author (if any) followed by title of the work.

For Manuscript Submission

l. The title of manuscript shall be followed by Name of the author(s), Name of the University/institution and E-mail address..

2. The manuscript should be submitted in MS-Word (.doc/docx)format only.

  • For citation, Bluebook style – 20th Edition shall be followed.
  • All manuscript submissions shall only be made in soft copies along with the duly signed certificate of originality to on or before 25th of May 2021.

5. While submitting manuscript the subject of the mail must be”Manuscript Submission” with the Name of Author and Co-author (if any)

  • The MS-word file of the manuscript must be named in the manner which is as follows:
  • Name of the Author and Co-author (if any) followed by the title of the work. Example “Sanjeev Gupta- Climate change and International perspective”
  • The maximum word limit for the paper is 4000 words excluding footnotes.

l. Last date for submission of Abstract: 10th of May 2021

2. Intimation of acceptance of abstract: 3rd of May 2021

  • Last date for the payment of fees: 15th of May 2021
  • Last date for the Manuscript Submission: 25th of May 2021

5. Seminar date: 4th and 5th of June 2021

Faculty member, Research scholar, professionals and students are eligible to participate.

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l. Any form of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and the submission shall be original,unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.

  • The co-author needs to pay a separate registration fee.
  • Participant is required to register by filling up the Google form. Kindly click on the link. lzog4QR04eaDOHOKAiEFxeOKglg ..A/ viewform?usp=sUink
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  • All the participants shall be required to present their research papers on the 4th and 5th of June 2021through the Zoom/Google meet.
  • All participants shall be provided with E-Certificates only on their registered mail id.


Shri Hari Mohan Gupta Hon’ble Chancellor


Shri Abhishek Mohan Gupta Hon’ble Pro-chancellor

Prof. (Dr) Yogendra Kumar Srivastava Dean- Faculty of Law

Dean- Student Welfare


Ms.Ongmula Bhutia

Assistant Professor & Centre Coordinator Centre for Environmental law and Climate Change Contact no: 8826860266

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Shastri Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor

Prof. (Dr.). Sairam Bhat

Professor of Law, National School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru Coordinator, Centre for Environment Law

Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA)

NLSIU, Bengaluru


Ms. Srishti Yadav

Assistant Profiessor & Centre Co-Coordinator Centre for  Environmental law and Climate Change

Contact no: 8982579961

Student Convenors

Mr. Prajwal Dharwa Contact no: 8109534405

Ms. Prachi Bhuraria Contact no:9575626531

Mr. Anadi Nayak Contact no: 7470849722