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Professor Gita Gill


Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Gita  Gill is a tenured full professor of environmental law at the Northumbria School of Law, Northumbria University, UK. Her research interest and published work in leading peer-reviewed journals forms a coherent body reflecting the thematic issues including access to environmental justice, climate change, biodiversity, SDGs, sustainability and good governance in Asia with a focus on India.

In 2013-16, funded by a British Academy grant, she examined the casework and environmental jurisprudence of India's National Green Tribunal. Her research findings were published in Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal (2017, Routledge UK). In 2019, the book was published in Chinese. Her current BA Grant (2020-23) is titled 'Land Acquistion, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Vulnerable Poor Communities: Criticalities and Scrutinites of Law in Gujarat.' In 2022, she was awarded a NERC Grant on climate change and UK's decarbonisation agenda.

She acts as an expert academic advisor to prestigious international organisations including the Sabin Centre Peer Review Network on Climate Change Litigation (National Rapporteur on India's Climate Change Litigation), Columbia Law School, New York. Presently, her climate change research is focusing on just transitions and sustainability transformations.


Gita Gill

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  • Climate Change and India’s Cities: Judicial Responses through the Lens of Sustainability Transformations, Gill, G. May 2024, In: Climate Law
  • Environmental public hearings and intersectionality: women's voices from Gujarat, India, Gill, G., Joshi, F. 1 Jun 2024, In: Journal of Law and Society
  • India’s National Green Tribunal: Quo Vadis?, Gill, G. 30 May 2024, Environmental Courts and Tribunals in Asia-Pacific, Leiden, Netherlands, Brill Academic Publishers
  • Comments from the Sabin Center Peer Reviewer Network to the ‘Study on the Impact of Climate Change on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa, Alarcón, M., Gill, G., Gupta, M., Ichihara, M., Ladan, M., Lupin, D., Mballa, F., De Spiegeleir, A., Tigre, M., Wadiwala, Z. 7 Dec 2023
  • The Growth and Development of Environmental Law in India, Gill, G. 10 Sep 2023, Foreign Environmental Law, Beijing, China, China Social Science Press
  • Climate change response mechanisms and the risk of increasing vulnerability: conceptual background and pathways of change, Behnassi, M., Ramachandran, G., Gill, G. 2022, The Climate-Conflict-Migration Nexus from a Human Security Perspective, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Consolidated report on climate change, decarbonisation and net-zero agenda, NERC, Gill, G. 2022
  • Doing Research in a Developing Country, Gill, G. 13 Jul 2022
  • Environmental Law in India’, Gill, G. 15 Mar 2022, Global Environmental Law, China Social Science Press
  • National Green Tribunal and the Environment, Gill, G. 25 Mar 2022, Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Natural Resources Law in India , Oxford, Oxford University Press

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  • Climate Change and Decarbonisation: 'Interdisciplinary Hopping' to strengthen enablers and tackle barriers to a green transition., Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), Natural Environment Research Council, 01/01/22 - 31/03/22, 0.00
  • Land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement of vulnerable poor communities: criticalities and scrutiny of law in Gujarat, India, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 01/02/21 - 31/07/22, £10,000.00
  • The National Green Tribunal, India: A reform for Environmental Justice, Gill, G. (Principal Investigator), British Academy, 15/06/14 - 14/11/15, £7,920.00

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  • Other: Shaping better judicial and procedural practices: a comparative India-Kenya environmental justice system review (Principal Investigator RIS Internal Funding Research Project- £9,009.00) 2024
  • Invited talk: Gender, Indigeneity and Environmental Decision-making: Voices and choices 2023
  • Invited talk: National Green Tribunal: An Indian Perspective organised by Environment and Land Court Nairobi, Kenya 2023
  • Invited talk: Legal research and publication: some reflections’ at the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad India 2023
  • Invited talk: The role and purpose of law: opportunities and challenges in the post covid times’ at the Foundation Day Celebration, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad India 2023
  • Oral presentation: • Legal research and publication: some reflections 2023
  • Invited talk: Climate Change litigation in the global south, Centre for Economic and Environmental Law, Beihang University, China 2023
  • Invited talk: Environmental Impact Assessment in India: Speak up Madam, Your Voice Matters, 8th international Daughters of Themis Workshop, University of Oslo 2023
  • Invited talk: Cities and Settlements: Indian Climate Change Litigation through a Sustainability Transformations Lens, Asia- Pacific Centre of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore 2023
  • Invited talk: ‘Research to Publication: The Reflective Process’ at the Faculty Development Programme on Legal Research and Publication Progressing Academic Scholarship, Faculty of Law, GLS university, Ahmedabad India 2023

  • Dac Nguyen Land valuation in compulsory acquisition in Vietnam: a socio-legal analysis through the lens of equity and equivalence Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Luke Johnson Conceptualising Ecocide Start Date: 25/04/2022
  • Marcus Lee Sustainable Development in the Malaysian Energy Sector: A Governance Assessment Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/03/2022

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