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Cullet, Philippe, Bhullar, Lovleen and Koonan, Sujith, eds. (2023) The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Environmental law is a broad discipline covering issues such as nature conservation, the prevention or abatement of pollution, and waste management. It also encompasses concerns related to natural resources, such as forests, minerals, and fisheries, and the balance between their use and conservation. India has been at the forefront of jurisprudential developments among countries with similar environmental, geographical, socio-economic, and cultural conditions. Concurrently, the country has been receptive to ideas and principles arising from other parts of the world or from international law. The growth of environmental and natural resources law in India has been sustained in equal measure by growing environmental awareness and the increasingly dire nature of the problems associated with the environment and natural resources, ranging from local issues to the global climate crisis. At the same time, the continuous push for development has not abated, leading to recurrent pressure to weaken existing standards for environmental protection and the management and use of natural resources. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India offers the most comprehensive coverage of the diverse and complex discipline of environmental and natural resources law in India over the past fifty years. With forty-two contributions from law and non-law scholars, the Handbook presents diverse perspectives on several areas including biodiversity, climate change, water, forests, agriculture, health, resource extraction, and industrial development. By departing from the existing approach that examines natural resources law and environmental law separately, The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India offers a much-needed integrated analysis of the development of domestic jurisprudence vis-à-vis the environment and natural resources.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
School Research Centres > Law, Environment and Development Centre
ISBN: 9780198884682
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 11:00
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41226
Related URLs: https://global. ... cc=us&lang=en&# (Publisher URL)

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