International Conference on Environmental Justice

சுற்றுச்சூழல் பாதுகாப்பில் அக்கறை கொண்ட, சூழலியல் திறனாய்வில் ஆர்வமுள்ள பல்கலைக்கழக, கல்லூரிப் பேராசிரியர்கள், இயற்கை ஆர்வலர்கள் ஆகியோர் கவனத்திற்கு.

International Conference on
Environmental Justice, Culture, Resistance and Ethics
at Dr. K. N. Modi University
Newai, Tonk, Rajasthan, India

Registration fee: Rs.5000

Concept Note
Environmental Justice initiatives specifically attempt to redress the disproportionate incidence of environmental contamination in communities of the poor and/or communities of colour, to secure for those affected the right to live unthreatened by the risks posed by environmental degradation and contamination, and to afford equal access to natural resources that sustain life and culture.
Two primary questions:
“Are the benefits of access to green space for all, or only for some?
Do powerful voices dominate environmental decisions to the exclusion of others?”
Both the questions would lead to a unanimous answer “yes” as the environment should be accessed by all people and decisions should not favour one or a few communities. There are number of environmental issues that we could identify locally and globally. If we analyse these issues we would realise that the basis of all these issues is denial of rights/access to their respective environments. Thus
environmental justice is not merely an environmental problem; it is also a social, political, cultural and economic problem. To take the discussion further we might want to ask pertinent questions as: “Is it just to serve a single justice to all ecocultures, considering the peculiarities and cultural differences of cultural communities? Are some communities often deprived of their environmental rights?” These questions would initiate discussions on diversity,
naturecultures, and peculiarities of every cultural community. David Schlosberg’s words―Cultural recognition is central in the struggle for environmental justice―are particularly relevant in this context.
The conference aims to recognize ecological spaces denied to cultural communities across the world and theorize them by understanding the ethics, justices and injustices involved.
The conference will be a pioneering one in the academic area of Environmental Justice in India.
The conference will create scholarship in all disciplines which will be a collective and collaborative effort.
It is patranized by Scholars from all over the world.

Environmental Justice, Land, Water and Air
Environmental Justice and Food
Environmental Justice and Poverty
Environmental Justice, Energy, Development and Governance
Environmental Justice, Race, Caste, Indigeneity and Gender
Environmental Justice and Climate
Environmental Justice and Memory
Environmental Justice and Texts (literary and cultural)
Representation of Environmental Justice in Media
Politics of Environmental Justice
Policies on Environmental Justice
Ethics of Environmental Justice
Philosophy of Environment
Environmental Justice in Ecofilms/ecoart

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 08 January 2017
Abstract acceptance intimation: 22 January 2017
Deadline for Registration: 28 February 2017
Deadline for Paper Submission: 28 February 2017

For any logistical and academic queries
Mr. Saikat Banerjee (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. K.N.Modi University, Newai, Tonk, Rajasthan)
Mobile Number: +91 9529386461
Regular Mailing Address
Mr. Saikat Banerjee
Attn: Environmental Justice Conference
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dr. K.N. Modi University
INS-1, RIICO Industrial Area Ph-II, Newai
Dist. Tonk, Rajasthan – 304021 (India)

Competition Categories
Indian Short Ecodocumentary (below 30 minutes)
Indian Feature Ecodocumentary (above 30 minutes)
Foreign Short Ecodocumentary
Foreign Feature Ecodocumentary
Last Date of Submission of films
31 January 2017

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