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ES 611 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY                                                                                 (2L+0P) III

Objective
To disseminate the knowledge of law and policy for environmental protection

Theory

UNIT I
Environmental law and the Indian constitution; the Environment Protection Act 1986 and Draft National Environmental Policy 2006

UNIT II
Laws for resource utilization; pollution control act (air, water, noise); waste management; forest conservation act and Wildlife Protection Act; wildlife trade and trafficking; policy dialogues for protection of different species

UNIT III
Right to environment as human right; fundamental principles governing international environmental law; environmental security, rights and duties under international environmental law; International conventions and negotiations

UNIT IV
International and national organizations and environmental institutions for the protection of environment

UNIT V
Nature and origin of negotiations; MEAs (Multiateral Environmental Agreements) and dispute settlement mechanism; Cartegena protocol and transboundry movement of  GMOs/LMOs; biosecurity and biosafety issues

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