Combating Climate Change and Securing Environmental Justice in Indian Scenario: A Need Centric Approach

  • Dr. Susmita Dhar
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  • Dr. Susmita Dhar

    Assistant Professor at Sister Nivedita University, India.

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Global Climatic change which is an anthropogenic contribution is a challenge to humanity and sustenance of this world. Human beings are the most intellect species of the Mother Nature, who are enjoying exploiting and causing destruction of it in order to sustain. All the species have Right to life in free and fair environment with dignity, irrespective of class, creed race and birth. Right to Environment is part of Right to life which is violated by Climate Change .The Global commons are really in a position of emergency due to Global warming and climate Emergency ,which is no more an Environmental issue only but connected to socio political, economic and legal ,scientific phenomenon. Every single action of Climate Change can cause Environmental injustice everywhere. The concept of Environmental justice is that no one will suffer harm while enjoying Right to life and Environment. Environmental justice is an ancillary issue of Human Rights jurisprudence. To, secure Human Right to life and environmental justice we need to protect our people and planet from the climatic changes. Injustice in the enjoyment of natural resources and environment due to climate change is an unprecedented and real phenomenon of today’s world. India as a Developing country is also facing Climate change and is the fourth largest emitter of Green house gases .India is an active member state in the UNO climate change framework convention, having plethora of green legislations to combat the climatic changes. India is now lacking a need centric approach towards forming a single specific legislation on climate change and technology transfer. In this Article by Doctrinal method the author try to discuss on climate change and its role in Environmental injustice in Indian scenario and way out to secure our Right to life as well as right to environment. Strong legal mechanism on Climate change is need of the hour is my hypothesis which will be pointed out clearly in the discussion.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 718 - 725


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