Environment Law Needs to Go Beyond the ‘Pollution Paradigm’

A few developments in other jurisdictions are instructive. In the landmark Shell judgment of the Dutch Court, for the first time a court imposed a duty on a company to do its share to prevent dangerous climate change. The Court noted that the obligation on Shell to reduce emissions is an “obligation of result” and … Read more

Just fine: The Hindu Editorial on amending environmental laws

The Union Environment Ministry, tasked with safeguarding India’s forests and its environmental assets, proposes to amend sections of key environmental legislation and make them less threatening to potential violators. India has eight cornerstone pieces of legislation that define a regulatory framework to ensure that natural resources are not wantonly exploited, acts of pollution are apprehended … Read more