International Symposium

Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development Goals:
Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth

Venue: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India March 15th and 16th, 2019


Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development Goals:
Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth

Venue: Vittan-2, Administrative Building
Gujarat National Law University,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, March15th and 16th, 2019.

Day 1 (March 15)

9:00 - 9.30 am Welcome and Registration
Inaugural Session
09:30-10:30 am Key Note Speakers:
Prachi Kaul, Shastri Indo Canada Institute, Ahmedabad
Bimal Patel, GNLU
Alan Diduck, The University of Winnipeg
Kirit Patel, Menno Simons College, CMU
10:30-10:45 am Group Photo: Please assemble near the main floor stairs
Session I
Time Chairperson Speakers Title of the Paper
10:45-11:05 am Thomas Mathew Aditya Kashyap Framing the Forest Rights Debate
11:05-11:25 am Santosh Gedam Radical Policy for Environmental Justice and Implications on SDGs
11:25-11:45 am Neeru Bansal and Sabareesh Suresh Localization of the SDGs:The Need to Adopt Area based Assessment for EIA: Case of Construction Projects in India
11:45-12:00 pm Coffee Break
Panel Discussion I
12:00- 01.15 pm
Kirit Patel Aditya Jain
Himanshu pabreja
Neelotpalam Tiwari
Bharat Patel
National Green Tribunal (NGT): Successes, Challenges and Prospects
01.15- 02.00 pm Lunch Break
Session II
02:00- 02:20 pm Anjani Singh Tomar Alan P. Diduck, Richard M. Johnson, Esther Edwards, A. John Sinclair, James S. Gardner, Kirit Patel Impact Assessment, Small Hydro and Environmental Justice in India: Lessons from Himachal Pradesh, India
02:20-02:40 pm Saurabh Anand Resettlement of Indian Mugger at the Cost of Statue of Unity: A Critical Appraisal
02.40: 03:00 pm Meaghan Fallak Street Vendors and Smart Cities: Examining Implementation of the Street Vending Act in Visakhapatnam, India
03:00-03:20 pm Viral Pandya Analysis of National Green Tribunal's Judgments to Combat Air Pollution in India
03:20-3:45 pm Tea Break
Session III
03:45-04:05 pm Viral Pandya Cdr Anand Kumar Oceans Rising: Rebooting Marine Environment Through People’s Participation to Ensure Environmental Justice
04:05-04:25 pm Sarah Ayreen Mir and Nehal Tapadia Shielding Childhood: Public Interest Litigation for Justice
04:25-04:45 pm Titus James Green Revolution and Its Impact on the Environment and Women Farmers
04:45-05:05 pm Aruna Malik Advancing Environmental Justice: Lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Case in Tamil Nadu, India
05:05-5:15 pm Health Break
Panel Discussion II
05:15- 06:30 pm R. Sreenivasan Hardik Shah
Alan Diduck
Mahablu Hegde
EIA: Successes, Challenges and Prospects
8:00-10:00 pm Dinner

Day 2 (March 16)

Session IV
Time Chairperson Speakers Title of Paper
09:45- 10:05 am Saira Gori Geetanjoy Sahu Role of Environmental Regulatory Authority and Tribunal in Environmental Protection in India
10:05- 10:25 am Maneesha Pillai and Ridhi Porwal Re-Gendering the Conventional Legal System
10:25- 10:45 am Srashta Vani Kolli Rules to Remedies- Environmental Justice and the Role of SDGs
10:45- 11:05 am Shubham Sharma and Gunjan Chawla Evaluating Sustainable Development by Exploring Judicial Discourse
11:05-11:30 am Tea Break
Session V
11:30- 11:50 am Geetanjoy Sahu Ann Clara Tomy Environmental Injustice in SEZ Policy of India
11.50- 12: 10 pm Anwesha
and Janvi Ahuja
Symphony of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice in Developing Countries
12:10- 12: 30 pm Khyati Sharma
and Mousami
Liaison of Environmental Conflict and Environmental Justice: A Case Study
12:30- 12:50 pm Divya Tyagi and
Shweta Tyagi
Mankind in Space: From Contamination of the Finite to Contamination of the Infinite
12:50- 01:45 pm Lunch Break
Brainstorming Session
01:45- 02:45 pm Facilitators:
Alan Diduck and
Kirit Patel
All participants What is Next? Research Plans, Actions, and Collaboration
02:45- 03:00 pm Closing ceremony and vote of thanks