Gujarat National Law University Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development (GCESD) invites research papers on the following themes:
Wildlife and Biodiversity
Wildlife Trade and Crime: Challenges across the Borders
Dilemma in Development: Rights of Indigenous Communities
Paving Paradise: India’s Diminishing Wetlands
Global Environmental Governance
Deliberative Democracy: Outcomes of Inter-Governmental Climate Deals?
Trans-boundary Environmental Harm: State Responsibility v. State Sovereignty
Trade in ‘Pollution’: Carbon Markets
Balancing the Beam: Smart City v. Sustainable City
Conflict, Cooperation, and Collective Action: Optimizing Land Use
Gold in the Garbage: Waste Management
How Green is Clean Energy?
Energy Paradox: Sustainability of Nuclear Energy
Legislative and Regulatory Framework
Trouble in the Tribunal: Justice to the Environment?
Locating the Liability: Issues and Challenges in the Environmental Regime
Governing the Greens: India’s Forest Framework
Resource Management: Environment and Bureaucracy (Natural Resources)
Environmental Impact Assessment: Purpose, Implications and Lessons
21st Century: A Global Potpourri of Climate Change Threats
Disappearing Islands: Primitive Migration to Climate Refugees
Environment and Technology
Artificial Intelligence for Good: Quantum Leap for Sustainable Development?
Environmental Engineering: Biotechnology and Bioremediation
Original research papers are invited on the aforementioned themes.
Participation is invited from students enrolled bona-fide on a regular basis in an undergraduate/postgraduate courses or its equivalent conducted by any recognized college/ university/ institution in India.
Only one submission per author shall be entertained.
Co-authorship by a maximum of 2 students is permitted.
Full Paper submission stands due on 25th February 2018.
Top twenty-five papers in total shall be shortlisted for presentation on 7th and 8th April 2018 at the GNLU National Conference on Environment & Sustainable Development. Authors whose entries are shortlisted shall be intimated of their selection for full paper presentation via e-mail by 02nd March 2018.
Authors of the shortlisted entries will receive certificate of paper presentation. All other participants will be given electronic certificate of participation.
A Panel of Evaluators shall be constituted to select the Best Paper and the 2nd Best Paper.
Selected Research Papers shall be published in the form of a book with an ISBN/ISSN number.
The paper must be authored in English only.
The paper should be the original work of the author(s). Plagiarized entries and paper(s) published elsewhere or selected/ submitted for publication elsewhere shall be rejected.
Each paper must include an Abstract. The word limit for abstract is 300 words.
The word limit for full paper is 3500 – 4500 words, not including footnotes.
The paper should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and Line Spacing 1.5.
The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.
The margins should be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.
All text should be justified.
Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 19th edition.
The entries must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘GCESD 2018 Research Paper’.
The body of the e-mail must specify the name(s) of the author(s).
The paper may be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.
The participants are required to send the following details in a separate word document attached to the e-mail:
Title of the Paper
Name(s) of the Author(s)
College/ Institute/ University of Author(s)
Programme Enrolled In & Year of Study of Author(s)
E-mail address & Contact No. of Author(s)
The authors of all papers shortlisted for presentation during the Forum shall be awarded Certificates of Paper Presentation.
The author(s) of the Best Paper of the Conference will be awarded Certificate of Merit, cash prize of Rs. 11,000 and internship with Trilegal.
The author(s) of the 2nd Best Paper of the Conference will be awarded Certificate of Merit, cash prize of INR 5,000 and internship with Trust Legal.
Submission of Full Paper: 25th February 2018
Review and Notification of Paper Selection for Presentation: 02nd March 2018
Payment of Registration Fee: Latest by 18th March 2018
Date of Conference: 7th – 8th April 2018
For GNLU Students – INR 500
For Students – INR 1000
Others – INR 1500
* The Registration Fee is exclusive of Accommodation. The registration fee covers Conference Kit, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Refreshments on both conference days.
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