With a more ecologically and socially conscious milieu; it is essential to minimize the adverse impacts of pollution and ecological degradation through proper environmental management and international cooperation. This can be done by not just raising awareness of environmental values but also strengthening the delivery capacity of environmental professionals so that they are well equipped to face the challenges in their stream of work.
In order to tackle and find conservation recourse, one must strengthen the human resource pool by creating efficient environmental lawyers. In this context, Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), WWF-India in collaboration with Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies (CGPLS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched an Academic Programme titled 'L.L.M. in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change'.
The Programme covers numerous important subjects such as analysing alternate energy solutions, available technical knowledge in the field of environment, energy, and climate change and how innovations in the field are best implemented.
It expands on the role and impact of domestic and international adjudicatory mechanisms on the environment, energy and climate change with special reference to a critical examination and assessment of the functioning of the national environmental courts and tribunals. L.L.M. in Environmental Law, Energy, and Climate Change is the first of its kind to be taught in India.
The one-year LLM course consists of core and elective courses covering national and international environmental laws, energy laws and policies, climate change governance and adaptation, renewable energy development in India and field trips for promoting experiential learning.
The objective is to study the relationship between environment and climate change as well as the role of law, judiciary, resolution mechanisms, alternate energy solutions and how people are dealing with climate change, environmental laws and the implementation of available solutions.
The theme of environmental law and climate change is probably the most important issue that universities and law schools should be concerned about. The environment is one such thing, but even more importantly, legal institutions and laws have a very significant role in speaking truth to power. Public policy and law have that goal and with that objective.