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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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD

1 Sept 199931 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 1999


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