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CRES

THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (CRES), UWSL

Faculty Co-ordinator : Dr. Aseem Chandra Paliwal, Associate Professor of Law, Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University.

Faculty Co-ordinator : Dr. Preeti Gupta, Associate Professor of Law, Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University.­­

ABOUT THE CENTRE :

The Centre for Research on Environmental Studies (CRES), established by UWSL, Karnavati University is to create and promote environmental sensitivity among the students, society, and other diverse stakeholders.  It also encourages research in the field of environment to bridge the gap between the law, policy, and its implementation in society and tries to achieve the social justice by encouraging protection of the right to environment. The Centre also emphasizes on spreading awareness among the people about their fundamental duty to protect and conserve the environment.

VISION

UWSL Centre for Research on Environmental Studies (CRES), aims at contributing to a just, sustainable, diverse, flourishing ecosystem where individuals and organizations, whether government, private, or public, make decisions as per the principles rooted in environmental ethics.

MISSION

UWSL Centre for Research on Environmental Studies (CRES), aims to create environmental sensitivity among the students, society and different stakeholders. It aims to promote and encourage research in the field of environment to bridge the gap between the law, policy and their implementation in society, to achieve the social justice by encouraging protection of the right to environment. The Centre aims to pave the approach of the students interested in protecting and conserving the environment, and to expand their expertise in Environmental law and policy domains.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE

The fundamental objective of the Centre is to promote legal education and research in the field of environmental law. The Centre shall be taking up projects which will herald the confluence of academic and expert insights on environmental issues pertinent to the contemporary times. The Centre aims at supporting academic and policy oriented dialogues in the areas of environmental law.

FUNCTIONS:

The type of intellectual activities that the Centre is engaged to-

  1. To spread environmental education that is not restricted to the boundaries of the University.
  2. To analyze the governmental policies, legal intercessions, and judicial decisions in the field of environmental law.
  3. To organize/conduct academic/training programmes related to environmental law for sensitization.
  4. To conduct specialized and inter-disciplinary research and publish valuable articles and research papers.
  5. To spread awareness and sensitize the masses about environment related issues.
  6. To organize various events and conduct Environment related programmes
  7. To collaborate with other Environmental Law Centers, research institutions like NEERI and other governmental and non-governmental organizations across India and abroad.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK:

UWSL Centre for Research on Environmental Studies (CRES), has adopted a diversified approach to its work and the Centre aims to achieve the objectives through R.A.E.T. approach which are as follows:

  1. Research & Awareness initiatives.
  2. Advocacy for Environment protection.
  3. Environmental Education; and
  4. Training in the field

 

Awareness Program on The Protection of The Avian Population

The Centre for Research on Environmental Studies (CRES), UWSL, organized an awareness program on the protection of the avian population with the support of the Gujarat Forest Department at Pariyej Wetland for the benefit of the students of the law school. The state of Gujarat, has the most number of wetlands in our country and Pariej wetland is one of the wetlands, which has been designated as wetlands of national importance for the implementation of National Wetland Conservation Programme. The wetland is a habitat for rare and endangered flora and fauna, including the Sarus Crane, India's only resident crane species. More than 120 species of birds have been recorded around Pariej.
Dr. T. Karuppasamy, the Deputy Conservator of Forests, and representatives from the Gujarat Forest Department, Mr. Raag Patel and Ms. Jatinder Kaur, educated students on the measures and legal protections in place for the preservation of both migratory and non-migratory birds at Pariej wetlands.



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