Foundation Course on Environmental Law

This course gives an insight on the various components of our environment, application and analysis of bodies related to environment law, along with challenges faced by government in implementing the policies.

Foundation Course on Environmental Law

Course Description

This LawSkills course is designed to introduce you to the legal terminologies, tools, principles, fundamental rights, bodies established and measures taken by the government to conserve and protect resources in our country. It is of immense help to students, researchers and lawyers who aspire to work in the field of environmental laws.

Course Outcomes:
  • Relate to the importance of the various components of our environment
  • Apply and analyse laws and role of established bodies relating to the environment
  • Discuss the challenges faced by the Government and implementation of conservation strategies
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Lawyers, Legal Advisors and Counsel

  • Law Students

  • Environmentalists and Ecologists

  • Other stakeholders interested in familiarising themselves with the environmental and legal system in India

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Basics of environmental law
  • Environmental law and PIL
  • Environmental law and Indian constitution
  • Principles of environmental jurisprudence
  • Evolution and jurisprudence of forest and wildlife law
  • Forest governance
  • Developments of the forestry sector
  • Laws and guidelines related to forests and biodiversity
  • Features of water, marine and air act
  • Authorities and their powers under the above mentioned acts
  • Penalties
  • Evolution of environment protection law
  • Relation between various torts and environmental law
  • Authorities and courts under environment protection act
  • Decentralized Governance
  • PESA
  • Natural resource management
  • Renewable energy development and law
  • Climate change, energy and law
  • CDM and RE projects
  • Wind energy


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