SOAS and National Law University Delhi awarded grant for development of dual postgraduate degree on climate change

SOAS University of London and National Law University Delhi have been granted a British Council Going Global Partnerships Exploratory Top-Up Grant of £15,000 to develop a joint degree programme on climate justice and climate law. 

A first grant of £15,000 was awarded earlier this year to SOAS and the National Law University Delhi to conceptualise, organise and deliver a short course on climate justice. This was successfully delivered in June/July 2023 as the first of an intensive short course bringing together resource persons and participants from around the world. 

SOAS and the National Law University Delhi have been awarded this top-up grant to achieve the following objectives:

  • A self-sustaining foundational course on climate change and policy  
  • An advanced course for professionals/ researchers/ faculty working in fields relevant to climate justice 
  • A joint MA degree in Environmental Justice. 

This partnership will facilitate the mutual recognition of academic qualification and the focus on environment and climate change education and research.  

Philippe Cullet, Professor of International and Environmental Law at SOAS and co-ordinator of the programme said:  

“SOAS has always had a special relationship with Indian universities and for the School of Law at SOAS, one of the largest departments in the university, partnering with NLUD is of crucial importance in fostering more grounded engagement with issues, such as climate and environmental justice, which can only be effectively understood in a comparative perspective.”