Call for Papers: CLC’s International Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy [Feb 12-14, Delhi]: Submit by Dec 15


In order to achieve the objectives of the Conference, the participants are invited to make critical analysis on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy Conventions, Treaties, Protocols and other instruments.

In addition to Conventions/Treaties/Protocol based analysis of Biodiversity and Energy Laws, the participants are encouraged country-specific studies on the enforcement success or failure of Biodiversity Law, Energy Law, Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Law, Development Law, Protection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, Eradication of Poverty, Promotion and Role of Gender, Mitigation Plans, etc.


1. Devastation of Biodiversity: Scope and Extent

Forest Biodiversity

Inland waters Biodiversity

Island Biodiversity

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Mountain Biodiversity

Desert Biodiversity

Agricultural Biodiversity

2. International and Regional Legal and Institutional Framework

United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 1972 to Rio+20

Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992

Cartagena Convention its Protocol on Biosafety

The Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Jakarta Charter on Business and Biodiversity, 2009

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

The ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

3. Energy Law and Sustainable Development

Domestic, Regional and International: Legal and Policy Framework

Climate Change and Energy Security

Environmental Regulation, Business Competitiveness and Corporate Responsibility

Clean Technologies and the Clean Development Mechanism

Waste, Water, Air Quality Management and Pollution Control

Ecological taxation (Eco-Tax)

4. Biodiversity, Development and Eradication of Poverty

Biodiversity and Millennium Development Goals

Protected Areas

Legislative and Policy Instruments

Implementation and Monitoring

Precautionary approach to health, natural resources and ecosystem

Public participation, access to information and justice

Planning, monitoring, management and regulation

5. Gender and Biodiversity

Millennium Development Goals and Agenda 21

The Principle of Equity and the Eradication of Poverty

Role of Women in Conservation of Biodiversity

Capacity Building

Gender Action Plan

6. Biodiversity, Trade Law and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 1964

Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Bioprospecting and Biopiracy

Fair and equitable benefit-sharing

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights

Traditional knowledge (TK), Traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) and Genetic resources (GRs)

7. Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Plan

8. Comparative / Domestic Laws on Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy

Constitutional and Legislative Provisions

Executive Efforts

Role of Judiciary

Papers are invited on any of the above themes. The list is not exhaustive. The themes that are not covered above, but have relevance in Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy through law may also be submitted.

Only fifty papers (Maximum) will be selected for presentation at the Conference.

The abstracts/papers will be selected on a competitive selection process.

The selection criteria inter alia will be: relevance to the broad theme; quality of the abstract, geographical diversity of presenters etc.

The abstract of paper should be approximately 500 words.

Abstract Should Indicate

1. Title of Papers

2. Theme of Conference

3. Sub-theme of Conference

4. Presenter’s brief description, on a separate page, including name, designation, educational qualification, professional status, experience, correspondence address and mobile number in not more than 300 words.

Abstract Submission

Abstract should be sent to:


Deadline for submission of abstract is 15th December, 2015 by 2300 hrs Indian Standard Time

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Click HERE for guidelines.

Number of Participants

The participants of the Conference will be from India and Abroad.

The number of participants including paper presenters shall not be more than one hundred (100).

Non presenters will be selected on first- cum- first basis.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: December 15, 2015

Declaration of Accepted Abstracts: December 23, 2015

Request for Sponsorship: December 26, 2015

Declaration of awarded sponsorship: December 28, 2015

Full Paper Submission: January 25, 2016

Last date for Registration: January 12, 2016

Dates of Conference: February 12-14, 2016

For Registration Fee and other details, click HERE.

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