Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change

Research Centres

Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change


The Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change (CELCC) has the vision to educate, equip and raise awareness about ecological justice and climate change. It focuses on research on contemporary legal issues involving the environment and climate change and aims to advocate environmental conservation and regeneration. Further, it seeks to enhance environmental law and policy consciousness through collaborative actions involving students, the community and faculty.  

Aims and Objectives               

The Centre will assist students by taking up clinical legal education in Environmental Law. It will also promote theme-based activities on environmental issues like biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development, illegal trafficking of endangered species, pollution control laws, etc. The Centre’s main objective is to build effective networking among stakeholders, undertake activities to create sensitivity among students, conduct training and capacity-building programmes, provide consultancy on environmental issues, and create an environmental law community with focus on transforming environmental justice into ecological justice.

To achieve these objectives, the CECC will undertake the following activities: 

  1.  Promote student and faculty research initiatives by organizing national and international seminars, webinars, conferences and faculty development programmes.
  2.  Provide skill-based training for students through Environmental Advocacy Clinics. This will help students develop skills, prepare arguments and claims, and communicate effectively with clients, courts, agencies, officials, experts and opposing parties.
  3.  Involve students in raising awareness and sensitivity about Environmental Conservation through community-wide activities.
  4.  Organize expert talk series through online and offline modes, ensuring the dissemination of environmental knowledge.
  5.  Ensure collaboration of research scholars, legal academics, practising lawyers, NGOs and other stakeholders to promote inter-disciplinary research.
  6.  Create blog posts and newsletters regarding recent developments in environmental law and climate change-related issues, upcoming events, etc.
  7.  Take up research projects in environment, sustainable development, and climate change.
  8.  Collaborate with the Environment Research Centres of other National and International institutions for high-impact research.

We solicit original and unpublished work on a rolling basis from students, legal practitioners, and academics in environmental law and climate change. Authors must submit only original and unpublished work. If found otherwise, we reserve the right to reject the manuscript. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject or take down the already published manuscript if any discrepancy is found post-acceptance or post-publication. The manuscript can be a short article, case comment, legislative analysis, or notes on contemporary matters on environmental law and climate change. One must make sure to follow the general guidelines given below before submitting their write-up.  

Submission requirements


  • Article – 1200-1500 words
  • Case commentaries – 1200- 1500 words
  • Legislative analysis – 1200- 1500 words 
  • News snippets – 500 – 800 words

The provided word limits exclude footnotes, end notes, or references. 


Please make sure to submit the final version of the write-up. The document should be complete with citations, references, etc. The submitted work is subject to review and approval. One must be open to making amendments at the request of the approval team. The approval process may take 10-15 working days.  

Summary of the Article 

Authors must attach a summary of the article of not more than three lines. The summary may be mentioned in the manuscript or the body of the submission mail.  

General guidelines for the writers 

  • Title – All submissions must have a title representing the article’s main content. 
  • Citation –Authors must cite their work in the citation style APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition or OSCOLA throughout their article. General guidelines of the APA format can be found at: https://libguides.jcu.edu.au/apa#s-lg-box-21191607General guidelines for OSCOLA referencing can be found at: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/oscola 

Assessment Criteria

Submissions shall be judged for their originality and critical analysis. Articles must utilize sources to support their independent thoughts and ideas. The arguments presented forward must be backed up by thorough research. Authors must also engage with relevant case law and must have contemporary relevance.  

Submission guidelines

  • The manuscript should be mailed to cecc@jgu.edu.inwith the subject –[Title of the Paper] | Blog Submission | [Name of the Author].

Jadugoda: The Poisoned Town Written By Gayatri Satheesh Section E, BA LLB  Batch of 2020

The Indian nuclear project is the illustration of India as a global powerhouse. The Indian government is on a mission to realise this vision through their constant interference. Both creating and amending laws to better suit the development of the nuclear sector. They attempt to shroud the true extent of the injury caused to man, animals, and the environment. However, this movement is not without an oppositional force in the form of Anti-Nuclear activism. Due to the Read more…

The Environmental Golden Triangle Written By Prashant Agrawal BBA LL.B. (Hons.) 2019 Jindal Global Law School Co-Founder (JGU Foosball League)

The “Environmental Golden Triangle” is a fundamental concept underlying India’s Constitutional Environmental Protections. It is based on the interdependence of economic development, social justice, and environmental protection, and recognizes the need to maintain a balance to accomplish sustainable growth. The 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution resulted in the addition of Articles 48A and 51A(g), which recognize the responsibility of both citizens and the government to preserve the environment. In T. Damodhar Rao and Others v. Read more…

An Overview of Environmental, Social and Governance Regulation Developments in India Written by Isabel Liao, 4th year, BA LLB (Hons), School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore 


In 2023, the Government of India brought about a difference in approach to fighting climate change and environmental degradation by promoting sustainable development and regulating the private sector in India. Implementing proper Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (“ESG”) has never been more imperative, given today’s climate crisis and the goals that India as a country and the current G20 chair has pledged to achieve in the international forum. Read More..

Charu Sharma

  1. Jamwal, Kanika and Sharma, Charu (2021) The curious case of “violation”: deconstructing the procedure under the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020. Indian Law Review, 6 (1). pp. 96-106. ISSN 24730580

  2. Sharma, Charu (2017) The difficulties with law and language of arbitration in India: a challenge for domestic environmental arbitration? In: International arbitration discourse and practices in Asia. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 156-175. ISBN 9781315229799; 9781138282216
  3. Sharma, Charu (2017) Sustainable development as a sine qua Non for sustainable living- lesson for reinterpreting ‘Matsayanyaya’ or ‘Justice in the World of Fish’. National Green Tribunal International Journal of the Environment, 2. pp. 37-50.
  4. Sharma, Charu (2016) Chernobyl. In: Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Oxford Reference, London, pp. 31-34. ISBN 9780190622664
  5. Sharma, Charu (2016) Sale of Goods. In: Chitty on Contracts. Sweet & Maxwell, Hongkong, pp. 1455-1703. ISBN 9789626618899
  6. Sharma, Charu (2011) Human rights and environmental wrongs: integrating the right to environment and developmental justice in the Indian Constitution. In: Human rights, justice and constitutional empowerment. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 310-334. ISBN 9780198068860
  7. Sharma, Charu (2010) Battle against sexual harassment: are women still the beast of burden? In: Law and (In) equalities- contemporary perspectives. Eastern Book Company, New Delhi, pp. 73-108. ISBN 9789350280195

Tony George

  1. Puthucherril, Tony George (2022) Coastlines and nearshore habitats interactive governance in an era of global environmental change. In: Routledge Handbook of Marine Governance and Global Environmental Change. Routledge, London, pp. 151-163. ISBN 9781315149745
  2. Puthucherril, Tony George (2022) Book Review: Jeffrey Peterson, A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas. Ocean Yearbook
  3. Puthucherril, Tony George (2022) SDG 14 and integrated coastal zone management. In: Life Below Water. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals book series (ENUNSDG) . Springer, Cham, pp. 921-932.
  4. Puthucherril, Tony George (2022) Water federalism, tribunalization of water justice and hydro-politics: India’s inter-state river water disputes act at 65 years. Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 35 (1). pp. 1-73.
  5. Puthucherril, Tony George (2022) Developments in legislating dam safety in India: a tale of ifs and buts? Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 25 (2). pp. 148-177.
  6. Doelle, Meinhard and Puthucherril, Tony George (2021) Nature-based solutions to sea level rise and other climate change impacts on oceanic and coastal environments: a law and policy perspective. Nordic Journal of Botany, 2023.
  7. Rosencranz Armin, Puthucherril Tony George, Tripathi Sushruti and Gupta Surya (2021) Groundwater management in India’s Punjab and Haryana: a case of too little and too late? Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, 40 (2). pp. 225-250.
  8. Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Puthucherril, Tony George and Paul, Sanu Rani (2021) editors Groundwater law and management in India: From an elitist to an egalitarian paradigm. Springer Verlag, Singapore ISBN 9789811626197 (Book)
  9. Puthucherril, Tony George and Peters, Mary Sabina (2021) Dam-related displacement and sustainable development goal 6. In: Clean Water and Sanitation. Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9783319700618
  10. Puthucherril, Tony George (2021) Belling the cat: judicial discipline in India. In: Disciplining judges: Contemporary challenges and controversies. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, pp. 155-178. ISBN 9781789902372
  11. Puthucherril, Tony George (2020) Regulating toxic chemicals, pesticides, and hazardous wastes: A TWAIL approach to the BRS legal regime for a detoxified future. In: Routledge handbook of international environmental law. 2 ed. Routledge, London, pp. 189-202. ISBN 9781003137825

Chhaya Bhardwaj

  1. Vaidyanath P., & Bhardwaj C., SAARC Regional Disaster Law: Need for Progressive Development, Yearbook of International Disaster Law, Vol. 40 (2023).
  2. Bhardwaj, C., & Mehrotra A., Crawford, TWAIL & Sovereign Equality of States: Similarity and Differences, The Australian Year Book of International Law Online, Vol. 40, (2022).
  3. Bhardwaj, C., Climate change cross-border migration and the Biden administration: What the future holds?, Environmental Justice (2022).
  4. Bhardwaj, C. & Agarwal A., Science-intensive dispute mechanism for protection of atmosphere: ICJ, WTO and PCA, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Vol.29, (2022).
  5. Mehrotra A., & Bhardwaj C., Need for a National Legislation on Refugees in India at 75, India Quarterly (2022).
  6. Bhardwaj C., & Shekhar S., Blue Carbons as a Voluntary Pledge for India under the Paris Agreement, Sustainability and Climate Change. Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  7. Bhardwaj C., Disaster-induced internal displacement in India in 2020: A review, Researching Internal Displacement, (2021).


  1. Bhardwaj C., & Renganath A., Disaster-induced internal displacement in India: Denial, protection and policy, Environmental Justice. (2021).
  2. Bhardwaj C., Ioane Teitiota v New Zealand (advance unedited version), CCPR/C/127/D/2728/2016, U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC), 7 January 2020. Environmental Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2021)

Kirt Agarwal

  1. Hooda, Sneha and Agarwal, Kirt (2022) Testing limitations, legal and sociological aspects of abortion laws in India. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6 (S2). 4664-4671.
  2. Hooda, Sneha, Agarwal, Kirt, Chanda, Abhijit and Srivastava, Aditi (2022) Sexual harassment and sense of entitlement: A relation representative of Fractured Society. Linguistics and Culture Review, 6. pp. 126-138.                    
  3. “Work from Home: Cyber Security and Data Privacy In Light of The Information Technology Act, 2000”, in Vol VII, 2020 in Indraprastha Technology Law Journal 2020.
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Centre for Environmental Law and Climate Change