Tag: Environment Law
The Tragedy of the Commons is one of the most influential ideas in environmental thinking. But, a deeper look at the metaphor reveals that community governance of commons, as opposed to privatisation, may in fact be the answer to governance woes.
A 2019 order passed by the Rajasthan High Court called for the formation of a Public Land Protection Cell, a district-level conflict resolution institution to investigate cases of encroachments on common lands. In this two-part series, The Bastion investigates the efficiency of these unique Public Land Protection Cells through interviews and information received via Right to Information applications. Part 1 uncovers the types of conflicts that occur on these “commons”, and how a delayed start to these cells and slow disposals might be plaguing their functioning.
A study of cases before the National Green Tribunal revealed poor representation of air pollution cases being heard. What do civil society, the government, and the Tribunals need to do to ensure better resolution of air-pollution-related conflicts?
This is part two of Out of the Woods, a two-part series that explores the implication of treating Mother Nature as a legal entity....
A group of international lawyers have petitioned the MEA for greater documentation of State practice. Why is there a need for transparency and accountability in State practice?
The Madras High Court declared 'Mother Nature' as a living entity. What are the implications of such a judgement?
In the age of the Anthropocene, can the world’s rapid biodiversity losses be mitigated by shifting to a non-anthropogenic legal paradigm?
Decoding the new recommendations to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980, and its impact on our forests and forest-dependent communities.