Environmental Justice in India

What is environmental justice and how is it made real in India?

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.