International Conference
Green Justice: Contemporary Challenges of Environment & Sustainable Development

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February 29 – March 1, 2020
Ahmedabad, India

Gujarat Law Society

Gujarat Law Society (GLS), established in 1927, is a pioneer educational institution in the state of Gujarat (India). It was founded by three eminent freedom fighters and legal luminaries Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel, Shri G.V. Mavlankar, and Shri I. M. Nanavati. Currently GLS is headed by Shri Sudhir Indravadan Nanavati, an eminent advocate of the country. GLS has grown from a single law college to 34 institutions ranging from preparatory schools to post-graduate colleges in diverse areas such as arts, commerce, law, management, computer applications and professional courses. More information about the society can be obtained from the website

GLS Law College

GLS Law College, under the aegis of GLS, is offering integrated law programme at under graduate level. In the short span of five years, the institute has emerged as a premier institute in research, teaching and extension services in the area of law. In a recent survey, Chronicle magazine reported GLS Law College is amongst top ten best law college of the country. More information about the college can be obtained from the website

Visit of Eminent Personalities to GLS Law College

The students have also had the opportunities to listen and gain knowledge from eminent speakers from around the world and to name few are Lord Shri Bhikhu Parekh, Labour Member, House of Lords, UK., Hon’ble Mr. Justice Peter Mohan Maithree Peiris, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka., Prof. Dr. Krystein Complak, Wroclaw University, Poland., Padma Shri Ujjwal Nikkam, Special Public Prosecutor, Maharashtra., Ms Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher & Technical Education, Gujarat State., Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. R. Tripathi, Member, Law Commission of India, New Delhi., Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mukesh R. Shah, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Professor and Chair in Politics, School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies United Kingdom.

GLS Law College shall be organizing the International Conference on the theme “Green Justice: Contemporary Challenges of Environment & Sustainable Development to be held from 29th February to 1st March 2020. The Proposed Conference would be of multidisciplinary nature where there would be a great opportunity for the all stakeholders of environmental domain i.e lawyers, academicians, activists, social scientists, regulators, engineers and technocrats, Management professionals, economic experts, health professionals, students and researchers as well to present their views and exchange their experiences from respective field saving a co-relation with the core environmental domain. We are confident about the conference being fruitful in enriching all the academic and legal proficiencies of the aspirants.

Though the field of environmental jurisprudence is expeditiously growing and awareness pertaining to sustainable development is at the epitome of concern throughout the world. However, there are various concerns expressed by the environmental crusader around the world which require urgent address to make “Magna Mata” a better habitat for future generation.

Hence, the proposed theme “Green Justice: Contemporary Challenges of Environment & Sustainable Development” completely justifies the objectives of the conference and also provides a scientific platform to review our contribution towards our environment. Conducive to the theme of the present conference, we expect numerous inputs about various future possibilities from the participants to conserve the biodiversity.

The organizing committee will leave no stone unturned to make this International conference a memorable experience to all concerned.

  1. To bring and facilitate all stakeholders of environment on a common global platform for fruitful and concrete discussions to uphold the cause of environmental justice
  2. Analyse environmental laws, regulations and policies and set priorities for legal systems to respond to the challenges
  3. Address the challenges pertaining to the area of environmental adjudication, environmental justice in the developing countries
  4. Sharing of experiences, best practices and lessons learned in environmental adjudication and restoration of human rights
  5. Build and strengthen strategic alliances as well as partnerships to further augment the cause of environmental decision making issues of developing countries

The conference will focus on the following proposed themes and sub themes:

Track I: Biodiversity and Ecological dimensions of Environmental Conservation

  1. Issues of Genetic Pollutions
  2. Challenges of Biodiversity Management
  3. Bio-resource and Bio-piracy
  4. Climate change and its ecological Impacts
  5. Carbon foot-print and sustainability Index

Track II: Law, Policy and Enforcement Challenges in Environmental Regime

  1. Environmental legislations and policy Issues in developing countries
  2. Challenges of Environment Impact Assessment process
  3. Revisiting the Paris Agreement
  4. Biomedical Waste, Hazardous Waste: Potential Threats to Public health
  5. Challenges of Environmental Adjudication
  6. Environmental violations, penalties and challenges of conviction

Track III: Environmental Management and Governance

  1. Sustainable Issues and Food Security
  2. Role of Corporate Environment Responsibility for environmental management
  3. Renewable energy, Challenges and its future scope
  4. Environmental Audits and Quality controls for achieving sustainability
  5. Climate Change Mitigation and Risk Management

Track IV: Market and Trade Policies and Economic Approaches to Environment

  1. Tax, Economic regulation of Emission Issues
  2. Carbon credit, Economic incentives for Co2 Mitigation
  3. Cost versus benefit analysis for environmental decision making
  4. Market, Trade policies and its impact on environmental sustainability
  5. Economic challenges of Recycling and Reuse

Track V: Politics, Social Justice and Human rights approach to Environment

  1. Ethical Issues and dilemmas in Environmental domain
  2. Rights in Environmental and Climate Change Law – Including Human Rights, Right to Nature, Environmental Constitutionalism
  3. Geo-Politics of Climate Change
  4. Climate Change Refugees, Migrations and its Impact on International Relations

Track VI: Cross Sectoral Approaches to Environment and Sustainability

  1. Indigenous Community: Conservation and Sustainability Challenges
  2. Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and IPR Issues: An Interplay
  3. Legal Aspects of Cultural and Heritage Management
  4. Technological and Scientific Innovations in Pollution Control and Mitigation
  5. Biotechnology and its role for environmental protection
  6. Artificial Intelligence and its role for environment protection

This conference welcomes lawyers, academicians, activists, social scientists, members of NOGs, regulators, engineers and technocrats, Management professionals, economic experts, health professionals, students and researchers as well to present their views and exchange their experiences from respective field shaving a co-relation with the core environmental domain.

GLS Law College invites high quality original unpublished conceptual/research papers for the international conference on the aforesaid themes and sub-themes.

  • Last date for submission of abstract: October 15, 2019
  • Acceptance of Abstract: October 20, 2019
  • Last date for registration: November 20, 2019
  • Last date for submission of full paper: December 20, 2019

Participants can submit the following academic works in the conference.

  • Research paper
  • Case studies
  • Analytical papers
  • Review of published works
  • Survey result and data analysis


All the accepted papers can be presented orally or by the poster presentation in the conference.


  • Submission of Abstract with maximum word limit is 250-300 words.
  • Joint authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. However, both authors need to register separately. At least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.
  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be mailed to
  • A cover letter mentioning the Name of the Author(s), Professional Position/Course/ Year of Study (as applicable), Name of the Institution/ College/University, Postal 7 Address, Email Address and Contact Number must be submitted with the paper as well.
  • The full paper must be of 3000-5000 words (excluding footnotes/endnotes/annexure reports etc.). The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.The full paper must be of 3000-5000 words (excluding footnotes/endnotes/annexure reports etc.). The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of1.0
  • One inch margins should be maintained on all four sides, following the Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.
  • Full paper has to be submitted in soft copy in PDF and MS Word
  • All paper presenters shall be issued Presentation Certificates

The papers are to be sent for expert review and participants will be accordingly informed. Papers of GLS Law College faculty member and students will be excluded from the best paper awards due to the intrinsic conflict of interests.


After the conference, certain presented and selected papers will be published in a conference manual bearing ISBN numbers. If a student is submitting a paper, he/she must mention as STUDENT PAPER in the abstract and full paper.

Registration Fees

The participants have to submit the registration forms along with the requisite fees for registration to the conference. The registration amount for different category of participants is indicated below. .


Category of Participants
Indian Delegates Registration (November 20, 2019)
Professionals 3500/-
Research Scholars 2000/-
Students 1500/-
Accompanying Person / Co-author 1000/-
Foreign Delegates US $ 100
Accompanying Person / Co-author US $ 50

Registration Form

Registration of Students

Research scholar and student participants must submit the bona fide certificates issued by the Head of the Institution (HOI) to undertake registration for the conference. All the registered participants will receive conference kit, breakfast, lunch, high-tea and dinner during the conference.

Registration fees will be inclusive of the following items:

  1. Conference Kit
  2. Admission to Inaugural Function, Scientific Sessions and Valedictory Function
  3. Coupons for Breakfast, Lunch, High-tea and Dinner.

Accommodation Facilities

The delegates keen on availing the accommodation facility will have to pay Rs 3,500/- per night with twin sharing basis over and above the registration charge.


Participants can undertake the payment through Bank Draft/NEFT/RTGS in the following manner

  1. Payment by Demand Draft
    Demand Draft drawn in favour of GLS Law College, Ahmedabad
  2. Payment by RTGS
    A/C NO.57500000018593
    IFSC CODE:-HDFC0000006
    MICE: 380240002

Participants will get confirmation of registration and payment afterwards via e-mail.

Chief Patron Shri Sudhir Nanavati
Senior Advocate, High Court of Gujarat;
Executive Vice President, GLS
Convener Dr. Mayuri Pandya
Director, GLS Law College
Mob: 91- 9825174900
Organizing Secretaries Dr. Binod K. Das
Assistant Professor, GLS Law College
Mob: 91-9725543642

Dr. Suja Nayar
Assistant Professor, GLS Law College
Organizing Committee Members a) Ms Vidhi Shah
b) Ms Payal Mehta
c) Ms Rucha Vora
d) Dr. Deb Hota
e) Ms Sonal Raval
f) Ms Jiya Matharani
g) Ms Ridhhita Parikh
h) Mr Darshan Pandya
i) Dr. Parna Mukherjee
Student Cordinators Ms Jasmee Sanghani
Mob: 91- 9726384884

Mr Raj Dave
Mob- 91- 8849825570
Mob- 91- 8849825570
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