Online Training on Understanding Environmental Laws for Better Environmental Management

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The Water Act, 1974, the Air Act, 1981 and Environment Protection Act, 1986 enacted in order to prevent and control damages to the environment. In today’s scenario, there is a dire need of a strong environmental regulatory framework. India does have a comprehensive system of regulations to protect its natural environment and the health of its people. Government in the last few decades has shown keen interest in protecting and promoting the environment and consequently enacted various Environmental Laws. The understanding of different environmental laws is important in preventing environmental damage and ensuring effective management of the environment and its multiple ecosystems. 

There also seems to be a gap between the available regulations or laws and the basic enactment or application of the laws into the real time scenarios. To address this gap, Centre for Science and Environment, is organizing a 10 days online training course on “Understanding Environmental law for improving environmental management”. 

This comprehensive online training will cover the relevant issues, recent advancements and significance of environmental laws. 

Mode of training

The course is designed in a manner to help the participants in attending this course along with their regular work and study the course material at their own convenience. Recorded sessions will be uploaded on the training platform for the participants to study. Live online sessions will be organized with experts for Q& A and further discussions. 

Learning from the Programme 

  • Learning about laws and rules: Environmental Protection Act, Air and Water Act, Solid, Hazardous, Plastic and E-waste Management rules and E- vehicle policy.
  • Understanding of the environmental governance structure of the country and proficient with intricacies of environmental laws/rules/ principles it has been built on.
  • Applicability of various environmental laws and regulations on industries, individuals and stakeholders.
  • Responsibility of various agencies and organizations under the purview of different laws.
  • Role of National Green Tribunal (NGT), environmental courts and public interest litigation (PIL);
  • Overview of International Environmental Agreements, Treaties and Protocols. 

Course coordinator

Shobhit Srivastava

Deputy Programme Manager
Industrial Pollution Unit
Centre for Science & Environment
Mobile: +91-9711049558



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Who can apply?
  • Industry professionals; Environment Consultants; Environment Engineers
  • Researchers and academicians
  • Students aspiring to work in environment field
Course fees
INR 2500 for Indian participants
Course Dates
May 23 - June 1, 2023
Participants will be awarded with a “Certificate of Completion” on scoring 50% marks in the quiz