Environmental justice: Empowering citizens with the rule of law

Amplify

Dec 2020

56 min 47 sec

For the final episode of Season 3 I am in conversation with Vidya Viswanathan the Director of the Environmental Justice program at Centre of Policy Research-Namati. This program has created a network of grassroots legal professionals who research questions regarding environment law implementation and citizens' empowement by participating in the process of resolving environmental non compliance and related impacts that affect communities. The program's paralegals are trained in basic law and in skills like mediation, education, and legal doctrine. Through this process, the Program builds an epistemic community geared towards finding solutions to environmental challenges. And in today’s episode we talk about how we can demystify law to empower people and hold corporations accountable. Thank you so much for all your support so far! Stay up to date with Amplify on Instagram @amplifypodcast!

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