Centre for Environment and Disaster Management

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Centre for Environment and Disaster Management


        Centre for Environment and Disaster Management (CEDM) is a specialized Centre, established by Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, for conducting socio-legal research in the field of environment protection & disaster management, and to assists the governments in making better laws and policies. 
        The Centre aims to serve as a research and training center in the field of environmental law and policy. It further aim to initiate and promote regional, national as well as international collaboration, fund-raising for environmental cause. 

The centre intends to achieve the following objectives:
  • To inculcate environmental awareness and sensitivity about the various environmental related issues among the various stakeholders;
  • To impart comprehensive knowledge in environmental law and policy;
  • To impart knowledge on disaster management and also conduct Studies/Researches on disaster management;
  • To develop understanding on key environmental issues relating to national and international importance;
  • To develop practical skills to facilitate effective implementation of environmental laws;
  • To upgrade the competencies of various professionals about the environmental issues and its protection;
  • To conduct various theme based activities on the protection of an environment and sustainability.

Dr. Chandreshwari Minhas, Associate Professor of Law  (Director)
Dr. Honey Kumar, Assistant Professor of Sociology(Coordinator)
Dr. Arun Klair, Assistant Professor of Law  (Centre Co-coordinator)
Ms. Kalyani Acharya, Research Associate (Member)

Student Coordinators

  • By and Office Order No. HPNLU-B(15)-92(R.O.)/2019-365 dated December 14, 2019 a project is assigned to the Centre for Environment and Disaster Management to prepare a research note, to be submitted to the Hon’ble Chancellor. 
  • The term of reference includes (i) Encroachment of forest land and its regularisation, (ii) Illegal felling of trees and penal provisions thereof. The Centre has already submitted a preliminary report titled as “THE MULTIPLICITY OF FIRST INFORMATION REPORTS: SOME REFLECTION” to the office of Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Centre has notified a National Environment Conclave scheduled to be held on June 05, 2020.
Centre for Environment and Disaster Management
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
16 Miles, Shimla-Mandi National Highway, Ghandal, Shimla, H.P. 171014 



CEDM Organizing Intra-University Debate Competition on Earth Day, 22-April-2024 Uploaded on : 10-Apr-2024
Call for Entries - CEDM GREEN GAZETTE Volume-2,Issue-2 Uploaded on : 09-Mar-2024
JEDM Call for Papers - Vol. III (2022) Uploaded on : 18-Mar-2023
JEDM Call for Papers - Vol. II (2021) Uploaded on : 10-Nov-2022
HPNLU Green Gazette May-June(Summer Edition)Vol.II Issue.I Uploaded on : 05-Nov-2022
JEDM-Extension of Call for Papers Uploaded on : 03-Jun-2022
Call for Entries - CEDM GREEN GAZETTE Volume-2,Issue-1 Uploaded on : 29-Apr-2022
Special Lecture on the Earth Day Uploaded on : 21-Apr-2022
HPNLU Green Gazette [Winter Edition (Vol. I Issue IV)] Uploaded on : 01-Apr-2022
HPNLU Green Gazette [Summer Edition (Vol. I Issue III)] Uploaded on : 30-Dec-2021
E-colloquium on 37 Years of Bhopal Gas Disaster (Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Some Unanswered Questions) on 3rd December 2021 at 10:00 AM Uploaded on : 29-Nov-2021
Result of National Essay Competition organized by Centre for Environment and Disaster Management on theme Animal Protection and Wildlife Welfare Uploaded on : 25-Oct-2021
Result of National Photography Competition organized by Centre of Environment of Disaster Management to Celebrate Animal Welfare Day Uploaded on : 25-Oct-2021
Call for Entries- HPNLU Green Gazette (Issue-1, Vol 3&4) Uploaded on : 06-Oct-2021
National Essay Writing Competition Uploaded on : 10-Sep-2021
National Photography Contest Uploaded on : 10-Sep-2021
Centre for Environment and Disaster Management Organizes Special Lecture on “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” Uploaded on : 04-Jun-2021
Centre for Environment and Disaster Management celebrates Earth Day Uploaded on : 22-Apr-2021
HPNLU Green Gazette [Winter Edition (Vol. 1 Issue 2)] Uploaded on : 17-Mar-2021
Brochure for Virtual Environment Conclave, October 13, 2020 Uploaded on : 01-Sep-2020
HPNLU GREEN GAZETTE VOL.1 ISSUE.1 Uploaded on : 19-Aug-2020
Call for papers for HPNLU Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, (Volume 1 Issue 1 of 2020) Uploaded on : 31-Jul-2020
Call for entries for HPNLU GREEN GAZETTE [CEDM NEWSLETTER (VOL. I -ISSUE I)] Uploaded on : 16-Jun-2020
Centre for Environment and Disasters Management (PDF) Uploaded on : 27-Mar-2020
CEDM, HPNLU Shimla Organizes Webinar on Contemporary Environmental Law in Covid-19 Crisis Uploaded on : 02-Jun-2020