PRACTICE

Biodiversity including Medicinal Plants

  • Developing Biodiversity Rules
  • Developing Legal and Policy Strategy Action Plan
  • Linking Participatory Forest Management and Bio Diversity Conservation
  • Community intellectual property
  • Medicinal Plants Policy and Strategy
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods linkage-Policy implications
  • Biodiversity Heritage Sites
  • Access and Benefit Sharing
  • Biodiversity and threatened species
  • Biodiversity and Impact assessment
  • Judicial response
  • Decentralization and Self-Governance

  • Panchayati Raj Institutions and Natural Resource Management
  • PESA in Schedule V Areas of India-self governance framework
  • Empowerment of Gram Sabha in Schedule V Areas
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions and Joint Forest Management Committees
  • Schedule VI and special states
  • Judicial response
  • Disaster Management

  • Review of disaster prevention laws
  • Tsunami reconstruction and flood management
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster Management and Law
  • Floods and law
  • Judicial response
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change

  • Renewable energy development and outreach
  • Bio Fuels and Rural Energy Systems
  • Developing law on renewable energy
  • Feasibility of siting renewable energy facilities
  • Distributed Renewable Energy Law
  • Climate Change, Energy and law.
  • Solar Energy development and environment implications
  • Off Grid solutions in solar energy
  • Solar Mission, Legal and Institutional challenges
  • Rural Electrification, Rural energy access and legal challenges
  • Energy Efficiency and Law
  • Judicial response
  • Environment Protection

  • Enviro Legal Due Diligence
  • Equivalence Assessments of International Law and Policy and Indian Legal Regime
  • Review of Pollution Laws- Air, noise and water
  • Environment Impact Assessment and law
  • Solid waste management and law
  • Hazardous waste and toxics – legal aspects
  • Ecologically sensitive areas and legal implications
  • Mercury management and law
  • Judicial response
  • Forestry Sector

  • Forest Sector Law and Policy Review
  • Forest Sector Reforms
  • Forest diversion including Clearances
  • Participatory Forest Management and legal implications
  • Community Forestry and Law especially in North East
  • Institutional Analysis and Forest management Linkage
  • Forest Based Community Enterprises
  • Legal aspects of Forest Land Valuation
  • Forest settlement processes
  • Non Timber Forest Products and Law
  • Forest based livelihoods and Legal implications
  • Forest Offences
  • Forest Tribal Interface
  • Forest rights recognition process
  • Community forest rights and community forest resource- legal implications
  • Forest Certification
  • Forest commons
  • Judicial responses
  • Governance

  • Governance and Development
  • Access to Justice
  • Conflicts over natural resources
  • Right to Information
  • Judicial response
  • Land

  • Land Acquisition and Public Purpose
  • Land Acquisition in Schedule V and Schedule VI areas
  • Legal Regime on Tribal Land in India
  • Tenant rights and law
  • Land alienation or transfer and legal rights
  • Record of rights
  • Community right over lands
  • Land categorization and customary rights
  • Land use boards and law
  • Land Acquisition process improvement
  • Common Lands and law
  • Judicial response
  • Oceans and Coasts

  • National and International law on marine environment
  • Turtle conservation and law
  • Coastal zone management and post tsunami reconstruction-legal aspects
  • Customary law practices of local communities in coasts
  • Marine biological resources and Integrated Coastal Management and law
  • Fish workers rights
  • Coastal SEZ and implications in law
  • Marine Fisheries management and law
  • Coastal regulation zone and legal implications
  • Coastal Infrastructure including ports and legal implications
  • Marine Pollution and legal response
  • Off-shore renewable energy projects
  • Coastal tourism and law
  • Islands and legal protection
  • Marine species protection
  • Legal framework for mangrove protection
  • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sector
  • Judicial response
  • Tribes and Scheduled Areas

  • Scheduled Area Development
  • Scheduled area governance
  • Schedule V and Schedule VI areas and Land Acquisition
  • Community-Based Property Rights (CBPRs) of indigenous communities
  • National Policies, Programmes and International Instruments for Tribal peoples
  • Policy Tools for Marginalized Managers of Natural Resources
  • Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) and law
  • Religious and Cultural Rights
  • International Conventions on Indigenous (Tribal) People
  • Tribal Forest interface
  • Judicial response
  • Urban and Infrastructure Development

  • Environmentally sustainable/Residential/Commercial Urban Areas with Private Sector Participation- Institutional and Legal aspects
  • Enviro Legal Due Diligence
  • Mega Linear Projects including Highways, Railways and land acquisition
  • Environmental and social impacts of infrastructure development
  • Hydel projects
  • Oil prospecting in ecologically sensitive areas and due diligence
  • Urban planning
  • Waste management
  • Judicial response
  • Aspects of Mining
  • Water and Watersheds

  • Water Law and policy review
  • Incentive based mechanisms in watershed management and implications in law
  • Minor water bodies and legal implications
  • Legal aspects of rural water supply and sanitation
  • Participatory irrigation management and law
  • Panchayat -User Group linkage and implications in law
  • Integrated water resource management and law
  • Legal aspects of command area impact assessment
  • Water based livelihood and law
  • Customary law and traditional water management practices
  • Institutional governance on watershed development
  • Ground water law
  • Riparian rights and law
  • Water commons
  • Fisheries
  • Wetland protection
  • Judicial responses
  • Wildlife and Protected Area

  • Legal regime on Protected Area ( PA) management
  • Legal reforms on wildlife
  • Eco development and implications in law
  • Legal aspects of Landscape management
  • Elephant reserves, Biosphere reserves, Wildlife Corridors and legal implications
  • Settlement of rights process in PAs
  • Financial sustainability of PAs and legal tools
  • Legal reforms on wildlife in other countries
  • Community based wildlife management
  • Wildlife trade and legality
  • Wildlife crime control
  • Critical wildlife habitat
  • Critical tiger habitat ( Core) and Buffer areas and law
  • Wildlife Law training
  • Exotic species and law
  • Ecologically sensitive areas
  • Tiger Reserves and legal process
  • Judicial response
  • Analysis of CITES
  • EXIM Policy