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Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law

About The Centre:

The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law advocates for laws that will sustain ecosystems and ensure a healthy environment. The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law's key initiatives include public legal education, litigation, research, and policy development. It has had a significant impact on the environment and the broader community, helping to protect endangered species and habitats, contributing to the development of stronger environmental laws and regulations, and increasing public awareness of environmental issues. Further the Chair is committed to environmental protection, social justice, and public legal education and also plans to continue its work to protect the environment and the rights related to a healthy environment, and to expand its work to address new environmental challenges, such as climate change.

Here are some of the values that guide the Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law's operations:

• Environmental protection: The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law is committed to protecting the environment and ensuring that future generations inherit a healthy planet.

• Social justice: The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law believes that everyone has the right to a clean and healthy environment, regardless of their race, income, or social status.

• Public legal education: The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law believes that everyone should have access to information about environmental law and policy, so that they can understand their rights and how to exercise them.

The Justice M.L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law is well-positioned to continue to make a difference in the coming years as it addresses new environmental challenges. The Chair has a strong track record of success, and it is committed to working with governments, businesses, and other stakeholders to protect the environment for future generations.

Vision of Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law: -

The Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law initiates, plans, implements, and follows up research activities exclusively in the area of environmental law and policy. The chair collaborates with national and international stakeholders, including law firms, corporate houses, government departments, public sector undertakings, and funding agencies. The chair also plans and conducts training and extension activities, such as workshops, seminars, and round-table conferences. The chair's work contributes to ensuring that MNLU Mumbai achieves knowledge and research excellence worldwide in environmental law and policy.

Objectives of Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law: -

The Justice M. L. Pendse Chair in Environmental Law is dedicated to advancing the cause of environmental justice, fostering research and scholarship in the field of environmental law, educating and training future environmental lawyers, facilitating policy and legal reform, supporting community engagement, promoting interdisciplinary research, enhancing international cooperation, and conserving and protecting biodiversity.

• Promoting Environmental Justice

The chair aims to advance the cause of environmental justice by advocating for fair and equitable treatment of all individuals and communities, particularly those disproportionately affected by environmental issues. The chair seeks to address environmental challenges with a focus on social equity and inclusiveness.

• Advancing Legal Scholarship

The chair is dedicated to fostering research and scholarship in the field of environmental law. The chair encourages academics, scholars, and students to explore innovative legal approaches and solutions to pressing environmental problems, contributing to the development of this critical area of law.

• Educating and Training Future Environmental Lawyers

The chair plays a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of environmental lawyers. By supporting academic programs and initiatives, the chair seeks to provide comprehensive education and training opportunities that equip students with the knowledge and skills required to become effective advocates for environmental protection.

• Facilitating Policy and Legal Reform

One of the primary objectives of the chair is to influence policy-making and legal reform in the realm of environmental law. The chair collaborates with policymakers, government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to develop and implement effective environmental policies and regulations.

• Supporting Community Engagement

The chair strives to foster community engagement and public awareness on environmental issues. The chair encourages outreach programs, seminars, and workshops that educate the public about environmental rights, responsibilities, and sustainable practices.

• Promoting Interdisciplinary Research

Environmental challenges are complex and multifaceted, requiring a holistic approach. The chair aims to promote interdisciplinary research by encouraging collaboration between legal experts, scientists, economists, and other relevant disciplines to find comprehensive solutions to environmental problems.

• Enhancing International Cooperation

Environmental issues often transcend national boundaries. The chair seeks to facilitate international cooperation and dialogue on environmental law and policy, promoting global efforts to address shared environmental concerns.

• Conservation and Biodiversity Protection

The chair focuses on the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity protection. The chair advocates for legal mechanisms and strategies that safeguard ecosystems and wildlife for the benefit of current and future generations.


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Chair Professor:

Prof.(Dr.) Dilip Ukey

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, MNLU Mumbai

Faculty Convener:

Mr. Abhishek Negi

Assistant Professor of Law | Email:

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