The specific objectives of this project are to:

  • Assess the impacts of high court and Green Tribunal rulings on marginalized sectors of society;
  • Analyse the influence of state governments’ development ideologies and political economies on the outcomes of these judicial forums;
  • Explain the significance of institutional structures and legal innovations that have been established by different high court benches for bringing reforms to environmental governance in India; and
  • Analyze the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental clearance processes and practice that minimize or trigger environmental litigation.