The idea of environmental justice is now critical for the developmental imagination. It offers important vocabulary for political mobilisations and action. ‘Eco-centrism’ or displacing a human-centred view of the world for the ecological has become crucial as a policy principle, even as it is criticised for being anti-poor. This course offers an overview of environmental jurisprudence through the experience of citizen groups and environmental movements that have steered policy-making. Learn how environmental justice is used by environmental groups, and engage with the processes, policies, contestations around environmental law, governance and efforts at seeking justice at green courts in India.