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Environment Protection and Sustainable Development

S. Bhatt (Author)

This book relates to an important and emerging field of research in sustainable development and environment protection. It offers new ideas in law and science for sustainable development that mankind is exploring for life on this planet. The themes of Rio UN Conference of 1992 and UN World Summit for Sustainable Development 2002 relate to developing new economics based on the ecology of earth and with the assistance of new ideas of science for ecological use of resources of earth. Thus subjects of ecology and international law are being combined along with federalism for management of global resources. This book has focus on these new fields. It describes the global environment movement, the environment movement in India, the Centre-State relations on environment management, the administrative working of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the working of Environment Protection Act 1986 in India, combining law and science in environment management, the World Charter for Nature 1982, the present state of environment in India, and recent works for sustainable development in India. The book should be of much interest to scholars in law and science, to the environmental economists, and to all students of law involved in sustainable development and environment protection.

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About the author

S. Bhatt

Prof. S. Bhatt is an Honorary Professor of International Law in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a Professor in Hamdard University. He has research experience in the field of environmental law and science for over forty years as a post-doctoral research fulbright Resident Scholar in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA in 1969-70, Secretary, National Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination, govt. of India, DST 1975, a Professor in JNU, and Convenor of three national seminars on environment and related issues. He has edited and authored 18 books, including six books in the field of environments, and published over 200 articles world over. At the international level, Prof. Bhatt has been United Nations Advisor on Aviation to Govts. Of Somalia, Lesotho and Botswana for over four years. He was a Panel-member of United Nations ICAO on regulation of world air transport a Commentator to United Nations Conference on Space Benefits UNISPACE III, Geneva, July 1999. He has traveled to many parts of world as member of air delegation, Govt. of India. He served in the Department of Civil Aviation and retired as Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. He is an Honorary Fellow of International Astronautical Federation, Paris, Prof. Bhatt has served as Senior Vice-President of Kashmir Education, Culture and Science with other scholars in developing an international Centre for Kashmir Studies. He is also actively associated in the establishment of an International Centre for Air, Space and Environmental Law at National Law University, Hyderabad. In 2001 and 2003 Prof. Bhatt lectured in Kashmir University and its leading colleges on problems concerning environment protection and sustainable development. Kashmir environments held on 8 November, 2003. He comes from Bandipore, Kashmir, where he has his ancestral home.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environment Protection and Sustainable Development
Author S. Bhatt
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176485128
length xx+241p.