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International Conference on Mitigation of Climate Change: Law, Policy and Governance

Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi is organizing an International Conference on "Mitigation of Climate Change: Law, Policy and Governance"

Date: 25th - 27th April, 2014
Venue: Seminar Hall, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi

For the last two decades, the international community has been bargaining about who will cut greenhouse gas emissions and at what rate. Recently in November 2013 COP at Warsaw, some developed countries went back on their emission reduction commitments and the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility between the developed and developing countries had been neglected. Thus it necessitates consideration of the progress and effect of Climate Change Law at various levels: international, regional and domestic.

Against this backdrop, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, takes pride in organizing a three day International Conference on "Mitigation of Climate Change: Law Policy and Governance". It will offer a unique opportunity to the academia and policy makers and others to deliberate upon the issues to be discussed over there.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • to address, through legal instruments, the climate change related environmental problems;
  • to provide a platform for interdisciplinary scholars, academician, judges, lawyers, policy makers, NGOs and corporate leaders to discuss the critical legal issues combating climate change;
  • to analyze current developments and trends in international climate law regime and to strengthen application of the principle of CBDR.
  • to analyze comparative/national laws in implementation of international environment law on climate change;
  • to suggest ways and means to improve implementation of international and national climate change law.

Call for Papers:
In order to achieve the objectives of the Conference, the participants are invited to make critical analysis of International climate change Conventions, Treaties, Protocols and other instruments. In addition to Conventions/Treaties/Protocol based analysis of international climate change law, the participants are encouraged country-specific studies on success or failure of climate change law, policy and governance.


  1. Understanding Climate Change Causes
    • Natural Causes
    • Human Cause
    • Industrialization
    • Population Growth
    • Others

  2. Impact of Climate Change: Key Concerns
    • Mountains
    • Seas/Oceans
    • Forest
    • Agriculture
    • Human health
    • Others

  3. UNFCCC , Kyoto Protocol and beyond : Key Legal Issues
    • Adaptation
    • Technology Development and Transfer
    • Emission Trading
    • Clean Development Mechanism
    • REDD
    • Loss and Damage Mechanism
    • Climate Finance
    • Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
    • Others

  4. UNFCCC and International Environmental Principles
    • Common but Differentiated Responsibility and Respective Capabilities
    • Trans boundary Harm and Polluter Pays Principle
    • Precautionary Principle
    • Equity and Burden Sharing

  5. The Climate Change and the International Trade Law
  6. The Climate Change and Human Rights Law
  7. Comparative / Domestic Climate Change Law and Policy
    • Constitutional and Legislative Provisions
    • Executive Efforts
    • Role of Judiciary

Papers are invited on any of the above themes. The list is not exhaustive. The themes that are not covered above, but have relevance in mitigation of climate change through law, policy and governance may also be submitted.

The papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be selected on a competitive selection process. The selection criteria inter alia will be: relevance to the broad theme; quality of the abstract; geographical diversity of presenters etc. The abstract of paper should not be more than 400 words.

It should indicate:

  1. Title of Paper,
  2. Theme of Conference,
  3. Sub-theme of Conference
  4. Presenter's brief description, on a separate page, including name, designation, educational qualification, professional status and experience in not more than 300 words.

The deadline for submission of abstract is 20th February, 2014 (2300 hrs IST). The abstract should be sent to:

Paper Submission Guidelines:
Applicable only to presenters whose abstracts would have been accepted

  • Author's Title & Name, University/Organization, Paper Title and Email Address to be stated clearly on the cover page of the paper.
  • The paper should consist of 4,000- 8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  • Font - Times New Roman; Size 12 for Text, 10 for Footnotes
  • Line spacing -1.5 for text and single for footnotes
  • Microsoft Word Document Format
  • Papers to be sent to by Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 (2300 hrs IST).

The language of presentation will be English. Each speaker will be allocated a maximum of 20 minutes to present his or her paper. The presentation venue is equipped with a computer and LCD projector. Speakers who wish to use Power point slides to present their papers should save their slides onto a USB drive for this purpose.

Number of Selected Papers:
Number of select paper presentations shall not be more than fifty. Whether paper is selected or not, conference may still be attended.

Number of Participants:
The participants of the Conference will be from India and Abroad. The number of participants including paper presenters shall not be more than one hundred. Non presenters will be selected on first-cum-first basis.

Publication of Papers:
Selected papers would be considered for publication in the form of a book.

Registration Fee:


Early bird registration Before March 01, 2014

After March 01, 2014 till March 27, 2014


Indian - Rs 3500
Foreign - US $ 200

Indian-Rs. 5000
Foreign-US $ 300

Accompanying Person

Indian - Rs.1,500
Foreign - US $ 80

Indian-Rs. 2,000
Foreign-US $ 100

Dr. Shashi Bala
Conference Coordinators
Phone: +91-9999063880 (from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. IST)

Mr. Matoshi A.O.
Conference Coordinators
Phone: +91-9540733934 (from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. IST)

Prof. (Dr.) Usha Tandon
Campus Law Centre
University of Delhi
Phone: 011-27667895

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