Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai at Government Law College, Mumbai in collaboration with EnviPol is hosting a Climate Governance and Global Commons Certificate Workshop.
It is a two-day workshop which will be held on 4th and 5th September 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on both the days).
Register for the event using the link: https://forms.gle/wH8hXhvNdLdqsY3Z9
About SPIL, Mumbai:
SPIL, Mumbai is a student run organization which promotes International Law. With an increasing need for awareness in the field of International Law, they maintain that such awareness is put into an impetus through the diverse events that are conducted within the versatile subject of International Law. At SPIL, they take a novel approach for Students and Academia alike: they let them be a part of the discourse to explore the magnificently vast field of International Law, while always keeping in mind the grey and equivocal areas of the subject and attempting to abridge the same. Visit them at – spilmumbai.org.
EnviPol is an environmental consultancy set up with the aim to bridge the gap amongst sustainability, circularity, policy, compliances, and education within the field of environment and beyond. EnviPol in collaboration with the Global Policy Insights (GPI) also leads the Global Policy, Diplomacy and Sustainability (GPODS) Fellowship (https://www.gpods.org).
Brief overview of the workshop:
Day 1: ‘Climate Governance: Policy Paradigms to Strengthen SDG13 (Climate Action)’ is a 2-hour workshop that covers some of the foundational principles that form the bedrock of policy and legislation to curb air and water pollution. It delves into the logic and philosophical underpinnings of climate change policy to offer an inside view into the mental models of tackling some of the most intractable problems facing the planet today. The workshop also discusses laws and fundamental legal thinking around climate change policy.
Day 2: ‘Game Theory and Systems Thinking for Global Commons’ is a 2-hour workshop that delves into the problem of collective action through a game theoretical lense. The aim of this workshop is to give handy tools to future policymakers to help them bring about cooperation towards climate change policies. This workshop delves into the various strategies policymakers can adopt to bring about effective action to address climate change and manage global commons. The workshop also utilizes paradigms of systems thinking to understand unintended consequences of various policies, and to spark new and innovative ideas to manage public goods more effectively.
About the Speakers:
Mr. Arpit Chaturvedi
Arpit Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CEO of Global Policy Insights. He is also a lecturer at the San Francisco State University where he teaches comparative perspectives in public service to graduate students. A graduate of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Arpit holds an MPA degree with a focus on governance, politics and policy studies. He was also the first non-US citizen to hold the position of the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Policy Review. He is the author of the book, ‘Our Egalitarian Universe?’ and has been the editor of ‘Not without her: Communal Harmony’- a monograph printed by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Government of India, with essays from the top civil servants of the country. He has published articles in various prestigious journals on the themes of democracy, governance, systems thinking, game theory, history, and politics.
Mr. Eeshan Chaturvedi
Eeshan Chaturvedi is the founder of EnviPol and the assistant dean at Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability. He is an environmental and energy lawyer and completed his LL.M. in environmental law and policy from Stanford Law School in June 2015. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor in Laws, he served as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of India. After this, he became the first judicial clerk appointed by the National Green Tribunal. With specific interest in environmental litigation and policy, he worked on environmental issues ranging from groundwater restoration, restructuring of highways and other infrastructure projects, to sustainable development requirements in policy framework, international oil spill and like cases.