Seeking Environmental Justice in India

Between 2012 and 2021, Namati partnered with the Centre for Policy Research to study the dynamics between written environmental regulations and actual implementation of these regulations. This was aimed at understanding the capacity for enforcement and the underlying political economy of environmental regulation in India. CPR researchers worked in four states to identify how communities affected by non-compliance were engaging with the regulatory framework. The research explored if and how greater community engagement with administrative and regulatory institutions at the local and state level could improve environmental compliance and reduce environmental impacts.