National Interdisciplinary Webinar on Reforming Mining Law in Tune with SDGs 2030, by CEL, NUALS [Oct 29-30]: Register by Oct 28


The Centre for Environment and Law (CEL) of NUALS Kochi is organizing a National Interdisciplinary Webinar on Reforming Mining Law in Tune with SDGs 2030, on October 29-30, 2021.

About the Institution 

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies [NUALS], established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature, is a National Law University in Kochi, India for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate legal education. NUALS strives to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of the law, judicial processes and encourages research activities under dedicated Centres of Research.

About the Centre

The Centre for Environment and Law (CEL) of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is aimed at propagating and promoting discourse in the realm of environment-related legal issues. We review legislative changes and aim at creating a real-world impact by organizing seminars, workshops, debates amongst the various stakeholders, resource persons, and policymakers focused on the issues of environmental law. 

About the Workshop

India is one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. This growth is thrust by the industrial and the manufacturing sector. The raw materials required for the working of these sectors are provided by the mining industry. Therefore, mining has a huge role to play in the economic development of our country. Moreover, the recent overhauling reforms in the mining sector are intended to boost mineral production and exploration by further increasing the participation of the private sector.

The history of regulations on the Mining Industry in India can be traced back to the colonial era. Mining Industry as well as Mining Laws in India lack a global outlook in many respects.  Although the mining sector has a huge role to play in the economic development of the country, it has a hugely detrimental impact on the environment.

The key environmental impact of mining is on wildlife and marine life, the local climate, patterns of rainfall, depletion of forest and disruption of ecology. Further, the communities, often socially and economically weaker sections of the population, residing near the mines are displaced and often not rehabilitated as promised by the authorities.

Considering this conflict between the need for development and its detrimental impacts on the environment and the communities, in 2015, all the members of the United Nations adopted ‘The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.

India, being a member of the United Nations, is expected to achieve these goals and help other countries to achieve the same through global partnerships.

Considering the need for the development of the mining industry and its detrimental impacts on the environment and the communities, there is an imminent need to reform the mining sector in our country in tune with the SDGs to ensure sustainable development of mining in India.

In pursuance of the same, NUALS is Organizing the National Interdisciplinary Webinar on Reforming Mining Law in Tune with SDGs 2030, scheduled to be held online from October 29 to 30, 2021.

About the Speakers

1. Inaugural session: Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director, Gujarat National Law University. 

2. Keynote Address: Dr E. Shaji, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Geology, University of Kerala. 

  • Adv. P.B. Sahasranaman: Advocate, High Court of Kerala
  • Dr. M.C. Valson: Adjunct Professor, NUALS, Kochi
  • Dr. M.P. Chengappa: Assistant Professor, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • Adv. Anubhav Sinha: Advocate, Anubhav Sinha Law Chambers

How to Register?

Click on the link given at the end of this post.

Registration is free and open to all. 

Certificates for Participation 

Participants attending all the sessions of the webinar shall be granted e-certificates of participation

Important Dates

  • Deadline for registration: 5pm, 28th October 2021.
  • October 29, 2021
    • Keynote Address: 12 PM – 1:15 PM
    • Session I (Pre-inaugural): 2 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Inaugural Session: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • October 30, 2021
    • Session II: 10 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Session III: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
    • Session IV: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Concluding Session: 3:30 PM – 4 PM

Contact Information

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