Environmental and Social Licenses for Mining Projects in India: Assessing Regulatory Gaps and Prospects for Reform

UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) invites you to join us for a virtual discussion on the regulatory regime for post-leasing mining licenses in India, with respect to environmental and social licenses to operate.  This event is being convened as part of the on-going cross-campus seminar series on Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape, featuring distinguished experts from Brookings India.

Date: 8 June 2020

Time: 8am – 10.30am PST/8:30pm – 10pm Delhi

Registration link: Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Rajesh Chadha is Program Director for Natural Resources at Brookings India. He was formerly a Professor & Research Director at the National Council for Applied Economic Research in India. He has worked extensively on regional and multilateral issues pertaining to international trade, foreign direct investment and agricultural markets.  Dr. Chadha has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Michigan, Melbourne, and Monash, and Visiting Faculty at many prestigious academic and research institutes in India, and was nominated as a GTAP Research Fellow (2004-2007) by the Global Trade Analysis Project, Purdue University, USA. He received his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Dr. Srestha Bannerjee is a Visiting Scholar with the Natural Resources, Energy & Sustainability team at Brookings India. She is an environment and public policy expert with over 10 years of professional experience in research and policy advocacy in India and the United States. Her areas of specialization include environmental governance, natural resource management, sustainable industrialization, community rights and empowerment, urban sustainability and environmental justice.

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the CIRDI website following the event. The recording will not include attendees’ names nor their video or audio.

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