International Conference on Climate Change @ NLUJA Assam [March 9-10, Guwahati]: Register by Feb 20

About the Conference

In 2015, the university had established the Centre for Environmental Legal Advocacy and Research [CELAR] which has continuously aimed at imparting legal environmental knowledge through various activities in the past.

The Centre has collaborated with various governmental and non-governmental bodies for projects in North-East India. The Centre also has its own publication namely the Lex Terra and its own magazine named the Green Advocate, with a team of extremely enthusiastic administration, faculty and students, the university has been aiming towards achieving excellence in the field of environmental law in the coming years.

Climate Change is one such discourse, which has evolved massively in the last two decades. The entire timeline of UNFCCC is proof of several key milestones in the evolution of global climate policy, which includes a series of Conferences. These global meetings range from small sessions to large COPs (Conference of Parties decisions).

Climate negotiation is one such unique forum, where not only individual states but also like-minded countries came together as a group. During COP 21, in 2015, governments agreed to mobilize stronger and ambitious climate action to attain the goals of the Paris Agreement.

India and especially North East India, have witnessed several climate disasters in the last one decade. The problems of floods, water shortage, depletion of natural resources, loss of natural biodiversity reserves, the rise in GHG emissions and temperature and many more.

We, in the field of academics and research, acknowledge and believe that there is a dire need to scale up global response to climate change. In order to do the same, commitments from all stakeholders and actors are necessary, including those propelled via Lima Paris Agenda.

The concept behind this international conference draws its inspiration from all the aforementioned conferences, where multilateral discussions on climate change matters took place.

Taking place on 9th and 10th March 2019 in National Law University and Judicial Academy Campus, Guwahati- Assam, this will be the first multidisciplinary international conference on multi-faceted aspects of Climate Change to showcase the multidimensional contours of Climate action across several disciplines of academic and research studies.

Thematic Areas of the Conference

1. International Dimension:

  • Global Climate Change Negotiations: International Legal Framework [Journey from the UNFCCC to the Paris Agreement]
  • Cardinal Elements of the Framework Convention on Climate Change [Mitigation, Adaptation, Land Use, Land Loss and Damage, Technology Transfer, REDD, Capacity Building, Climate Finance, Climate Justice, Climate Technology and the Gender Dimension]
  • Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resource Management

2. Socio-Economic Aspects of Climate Change:

  • Human Rights Dimension of Climate Change
  • National Dimension
  • National Legal Framework on Climate Change
  • Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Himalayan Ecosystem, Agriculture, Wildlife and Marine Environment.
  • Analysis of the nexus between different aspects of International Dimensions and National Dimensions on Climate Change.

3. Climate Change Vulnerabilities for North-East India

4. Comparative Legal Framework on Climate Change- Indo-Canadian dimension

  • Pricing Carbon pollution- Emission Trading and Reduction from Pan-Canadian Framework;
  • Energy Security and Canada’s stand for green energy;
  • Complementary Mitigation Actions of Canada;
  • Pathways to Canada’s 2030 Climate Action Target;
  • Indo- Canadian joint initiative- bilateral and international cooperation to address climate change and secure a clean energy- International Solar Alliance initiative.
  • All registrations will be complete only after the payment for registration is made.
  • A copy of the payment slip must be sent to [email protected]when it is done.
  • Participants must also inform the Organizing Team about their travel dates, along with intimation of fulfilling visa requirements in case of international delegates.
  • Registration Cost will include the following – local transport from a specific location for pick-up/drop and the University, food (only for the sessions of the Conference), delegate kit and entry to all sessions of the Conference, including the opening and the closing ceremony.
  • Accommodation is not included in the registration fees, however, for your assistance, we shall provide you with a list of hotels that can be opted for accommodation. However, arranging accommodation will be the responsibility and decision of the delegate.
  • The delegates who shall be attending the conference will be entitled to a Certificate of Participation as a Delegate.
  • Delegates can attend all sessions of the Conference they wish to and can also watch paper presentations. However, they themselves cannot present a paper.
Registration Cost
  • Students/Researchers – Rs. 1,500
  • Academicians/Practitioners – Rs. 2,500
  • NLUJAA Scholars – Rs. 500
  • All Other Delegates – Rs. 1,000

One can also avail On-spot Registrations (falling under any of the above categories) at the last moment. The Registration fees for the same will be Rs. 2,000.

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration: till 7th February 2019

Final Registration: 20th February 2019

Conference Dates: 9th – 10th March 2019


For further inquiries, kindly contact the following:

Email: [email protected]

Ms Filzah Belal: +91-8011805457

For Conference Brochure, click here and for official website, click here.

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