Shyama Kuriakose is a Senior Resident Fellow working in the area of Environment. She is currently involved with a project on implementation of landmark environmental judgements. She has nine years of experience in dealing with enviro-legal subjects ranging from forest conservation, climate change, water management to issues of urban environmental governance from the lens of gender justice and human rights. Prior to Vidhi, she worked as an environmental lawyer and legal consultant at Enviro Legal Defence Firm (ELDF) with Adv. Sanjay Upadhyay for 7 years. In the course of her employment, she worked on enviro-legal compliance for private sector entities, conducted training and capacity building exercises and carried out law and policy analysis. Shyama holds an undergraduate degree in law from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi and a Master’s from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad. She also writes regularly on natural resource management laws in newspapers and online news portals.
Towards an Effective EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) Regime
Draft EIA Notification (2020) needs a revaluation as India stands at a watershed moment with its economy severely impacted by COVID-19
Submissions on the Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020
Vidhi's submissions analyse the EIA Notification against the seven core components of the environmental rule of law (as set out in the United Nations Environment Programme's First Global Report) and provide recommendations for a forward-looking and comprehensive law on EIA.