Symbiosis Law School receives the European Union Jean Monnet Chair for Climate Research
The JM Chair will improve employability skills; offer courses related to climate change, niche courses in climate justice law, management, policy and governance.
Shashikala Gurpur will be Jean Monnet Chair Professor (Image source: official press release)
NEW DELHI: The Symbiosis Law School at the (renowned) Symbiosis International University in Pune has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Climate Justice Law, Governance, Management and Policy (EUC-LAMP) in the under the European Union’s Erasmus+ program with a total grant of 50,000 euros. of the 2022-2025 session.
Professor Shashikala Gurpur, Director of Symbiosis Law School and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Symbiosis International University, will be the titular professor of the European Union-funded Jean Monnet Chair, according to an official statement from the institute.
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“What makes the achievement even more unique and remarkable is that it is the 1st Jean Monnet Chair granted in Pune and Western India, the 1st Jean Monnet Chair in Law in India to be chaired by a woman and only the 2nd Jean Monnet Chair in India in the field of law,” the statement read.
Gurpur has a proven track record and extensive experience in the field of international law, environmental law, European Union law, human rights, international environmental law, climate change , biotechnology, biodiversity, etc. She has worked extensively on policy related issues and provided recommendations on several policy issues including environment during her tenure with the Law Commission of India and other government bodies.
Chair for Climate Change
The main objective of the Jean Monnet Chair is to improve employability skills while giving impetus to climate research, climate impact assessment, climate change and sustainability, climate risk, climate law, renewable resources, green product design, green energy, natural resource management, policy and governance.
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The proposed chair will focus on the inclusion of students, scholars, NGOs, policy makers, think tanks, industry leaders, youth from urban, semi-urban and rural communities to deliver courses, certificate programs and specialized workshops on climate change.
Innovative interdisciplinary niche courses on climate justice law, policy, management and governance will be developed in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs which will be open to students across India.
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