The Green Law Lecture
The lecture laid special emphasis on the concept of sustainable development and spelt out international and national legal measures required to operationalize sustainable development. Dr Singh in his lecture unfolded the role of judicial activism in treating sustainable development along with its legal pillars, namely, 'precautionary principle' and 'polluter pays principle', as parts of international law which have percolated into the body of environmental law in India.
He elaborated the specialized environmental legislation adopted in India not only to prevent environmental pollution but also to protect and improve the environment and to further the concept of sustainable development.
Dr Gurdip Singh in his address delved into the importance of environmental law and also emphasized the various issues pertaining to its implementation in the field. He also spoke about the challenges faced by the Indian Legal System in the realm of environmental protection as also the development of environmental law.
At the end of the convocation, Prithvi Sankalp, an oath to mother earth to save and preserve environment for the present and the future was taken by the Diploma students.
Advisor, Centre For Environmental Law
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