Essay on Women and Commons in India: The need to rethink the relationship between sustainability, land and women’s economic empowerment

This essay was submitted as a part of LQF’s National Environmental Law & Policy Essay Writing Competition, 2021, information for which can be found here. Overview: Today, it is widely acknowledged that the Commons, in the form of pastureland, forests, dryland and so on, are immensely rich in resources. They Read more…

Summary Note: Symposium on Climate Change Mitigation Policies

Organised on: 29th November, 2020 

We, at LexQuest Foundation (LQF), organized the second edition of the Symposium on Public Policy, with the theme Climate Change Mitigation Policies, on the 29th of November 2020. Considering the pandemic and the limitations it has put on our mobility, the Symposium was held on a virtual platform. It aimed to reflect on aspects that are affected by climate change or have been an outcome of it. The Symposium comprised four sessions that facilitated the exchange of ideas and experiences of different speakers with the participants. The event was moderated by our Co-Founder & Executive Director, Tanya Chandra. (more…)

Symposium on Public Policy: Climate Change Mitigation

About the Event:

We are organizing our flagship public policy symposium online this year, on the theme of Climate Change Mitigation.

The Symposium aims to reflect on specific aspects of climate change that are either an outcome of or are deeply affected by it. The event agenda aims to highlight the potential of the success of climate change mitigation policies that will determine the economic, political and psycho-social policies of our societies, countries and the world as we know it. The sessions will focus on the need to better the present legislative framework and to fill the prevalent policy gaps at a municipal as well as global level in line with the demands of the ideal mitigation policies for climate change. (more…)

Essay on Role of Public in Environmental Governance in India

A population is the biggest factor that determines the environmental burden of any country. India’s population of 1.2 billion people exerts a direct influence on its environmental burden. While a large population means an increased risk of environmental pollution, it also means more potential to innovate and resolve environmental challenges. Thus headed in the right direction, this population can prove to be an active resource to achieve environmental protection and conservation goals.

It has been observed that India has environmental policies that demand compliances, licenses, and approvals for individuals and organizations to protect and conserve the environment. Even though such permits are basically “license to pollute to a limited extent”, it is a fact that regulating every human activity that exploits the environment is the focal point of environmental governance policies. As it is the collective responsibility of all citizens to participate in minimizing the adverse impact of their actions on the environment, it’s necessary to assess the level of public participation in attaining the goals of environmental policies in India. (more…)