Author: S. C. Shastri
The present seventh edition of this greatly admired publication on Environmental Law by Prof. S.C. Shastri has been thoroughly revised and updated with all statutory and case law developments since the last edition.
The following are some of the highlights of this new edition:
A new write-up on “Environmental Rule of Law” (Chapter 4) and a new chapter titled “A Ray of Hope” (Chapter 16) for sustainable development.
Updated Act, Rules and Notifications, viz. Forest (Amendment) Act, 2017; Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018; Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2019.
International environmental law covers the Paris Agreement, 2015 and the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, 2021 (COP 26).
The author has discussed the distinctive shift in the approach of the courts to achieve the goal of environmental justice i.e. from anthropocentric approach to ecocentric approach. The focus of the courts has shifted from humans to the protection and preservation of ecology or the present species of flora and fauna. The evolving concept of “corporate social responsibility” in relation to environmental justice has also been provided due place in this work.
The book will prove to be immensely useful to students of LL.B. and LL.M., researchers, administrators, academicians, judges, advocates and NGOs. The book will definitely be a prized collection for any library.