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2-day-long International Conference on Environmental Diversity and Environmental Jurisprudence at Chandigarh University concluded 

Hon’ble Vice President of India, Union Minister, Supreme Court Judges, representatives from 20 countries, UN, HP High Court Chief Justice among 4000 deliberate at Chandigarh University on future roadmap for a better world

MOHALI: Asserting that nature has been harmed beyond repair in the human race’s quest for development, Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for a people’s movement of eco-conscious lifestyles enabled by serious introspection and bold actions and policies to combat the impact of climate change and protect the environment.

“Man has tinkered too long with nature and now there is an urgent need to reverse this hazardous trend. It is not only the government’s duty, but it is the duty of every citizen and human being on earth to save this planet,” said Naidu, while speaking after inaugurating a two-day international conference on ‘Environmental Diversity & Environmental Jurisprudence: National & International Perspective’ organised by Chandigarh University.

Along with the Vice-President, the Governor of Punjab, and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon'ble Justices of the Supreme Court of India, Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, United Nation Resident Commissioner in India, Shombi Sharp, Justice Shri Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, representatives from 20 countries including Judges, High Commissioner, Ambassadors, Environmentalists, Lawyers, Experts in Biodiversity and Environmental Jurisprudence from all over the globe, former Supreme Court Judge and former NGT chairman, Justice (Retd.) Swatanter Kumar, S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University, besides 4000 students participated on the day one of the conference. 

The day 1 hosted distinguished speakers who explored the conference’s vision to formulate the roadmap and future direction to India’s efforts at attaining the global targets for environment protection and climate change.

Aligned with the same vision, the day 2 of the international conference hosted more technical sessions with other luminaries and esteemed panel of speakers. 

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav attended the 2nd day as the Chief Guest for the valedictory session at the international law conference. Exploring the agenda of the conference, the Union Minister remarked,” Developing countries like India contribute the least to global carbon emissions and therefore the western industrialized nations must shoulder bulk of the financial burden for combating climate change.”

On this occasion, Hon'ble Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Michael Wilson, Judge, Supreme Court of Hawaii, Justice Augustine George Masih, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, former Supreme Court Judge and former NGT chairman, Justice (Retd.) Swatanter Kumar, S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University were also present. 

Catch the complete activities and sessions from both days:

Day 1:

Day 2:  

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