Cover Story: JGU launches its ninth school Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability
In keeping with the ever-rising need for environmental policy professionals and practitioners, JGU announced the establishment of its ninth school, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES). The launch of the school was marked at an event held on 12 March 2020 at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi.
JSES aims to lead the world towards a sustainable future with cutting-edge teaching, research and practice based engagement. The school will promote interdisciplinary research work spanning different environmental issues including, environmental management, environmental policy and regulation, natural resources management, environmental ethics, environmental justice, climate change, environmental health, ecology and conservation.
JSES will be led by Professor (Dr.) Armin Rosencranz as Dean. An alumnus of Princeton and Stanford, Professor Rosencranz has taught Climate, Energy and Global Environmental Law at Boalt Hall-UC Berkeley, Golden Gate Law School and Georgetown Law School.
The launch of the school was followed by a conference on “Environment and Sustainability: Critical Issues and Solutions” organised by JGU and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The welcome address was given by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU and Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer WWF-India. The special address was delivered by the Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson Judge Supreme Court of Hawaii, USA and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Matthew F. Cooper, Judge, New York County, Supreme Court, USA. The inaugural address was given by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Former Chairperson, National Green Tribunal; and Mr. C.K. Mishra, IAS, Secretary Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. Professor (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, Registrar of JGU delivered vote of thanks.
The conference was followed by two sessions, Achieving Sustainability through Development and Enforcement of Environmental Laws; Developing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and a panel discussion on “Understanding Sustainability Policy: Governance, Knowledge and the Search for Integration”