Harsh Vardhan Bhati
Doctoral Candidate in Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (2021)
Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University, India
LL.M. (Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law), Lewis & Clark Law School, USA
BA. LL.B. (Hons.), Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University, India
Keywords: cultural heritage conservation renewable energy historic buildings climate change adaptation law
Harsh Vardhan Bhati is a Lawyer, researcher and educator, specializing in environmental policy and law. Harsh has lived and studied in India and US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University India. He was awarded an LL.M. in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, USA.
Currently, Harsh is also a doctoral candidate in Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. His research at Uppsala examines how law can contribute to achieving Swedish and international political goals for the preservation of culture and nature. In particular, how the legal system balances the goals of sustainable energy use and historic preservation.
In his professional work, Harsh works on environmental policy and law related advocacy and consulting to government institutions, municipal bodies, Universities, NGOs, and various national and international stakeholders. Harsh admitted to the Bar Council of India in 2015 and have been working on a broad range of environmental and human rights campaigns. He worked on public interest environmental cases and state government cases ranging from waste management, lake rejuvenation, tiger reserve protection, mining issues in protected forest areas, bio-piracy to tree felling and conservation of grassland areas in India. Having special interest in rights of indigenous people and forest rights, he has participated and contributed towards legal and social advocacy work in Ecuador and Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
Harsh has taught environmental law to students at Jindal Global Law School in India and giving lectures, seminars and thesis supervising NOMPEL Master program students at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. Harsh has research and writing interest in indigenous rights, heritage preservation, renewable energy development, waste management, rights of nature, environment & climate justice and environmental governance.
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