Participating in the ‘Dialogue for Climate Justice’, organised by Odisha Civil Liberty Forum(OCLF), here on Saturday, the legal experts said that there should be more study on environmental litigation and issues related to climate change.
The additional solicitor of Inida, Atmaram NS Nadkarni gave the legal perspective to the issue. He further illustrated the issue with the environmental litigation and issues involved in it. President of Supreme Court Bar Association R.S. Suri also detailed the potential challenges of the issue and he further added that the environmental laws should be strengthened and streamlined for the better application of law.
Among others Laya-Inecc’s Dr. Nafisa D’Souza, Oxfam’s Akshya Biswal, chairman of OCLF Meursagar Samantray, and state coordinator of OCLF Dr. Benudhar Sutar spoke on the occasion.
Suvendu Parida, Secretary, OCLF welcomed and introduced the guests. Dr. Nafisa D’Souza presented the context of climate change and it’s impact in Odisha and showed a short film on the present situation of climate footprint of Odisha. Akshaya Biswal had shared his experienced from the grass-root and pointed out the present role played by Oxfam to facilitate the better implementation of the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in Odisha.
Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the Humanity in general and the most vulnerable people in particular and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its impacts equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the state’s resources.