ESG has an excellent documentation centre and library, which has recently been updated and organized. ESG’s library provides journalists, researchers and students access to resources that are vital to environmental and social justice objectives, and also to a variety of issues relating to contemporary concerns, urban planning, governance, history, law, environmental science, public policy, etc.
The library currently contains over 2500 books and over 900 reports sourced from all over the world. Additionally, we have a large number of articles, journals, magazines and newsletters that we have collected over the years. Our news documentation includes clippings sourced from all the leading dailies in English and Kannada on a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, forestry, wildlife management, environmental decision making, dams, power sector, economic development, infrastructure, urban planning, human rights etc. Our news archive contains files on 120 topics documented over the past two decades! In addition, we have a range of electronic documentation located in our server covering over 200 topics.
What’s more, we have also documented a range of Public Interest Litigations that ESG has advanced, and also those advanced by other groups and individuals. There is plenty of documentation on campaigns and advocacy initiatives too. This is critical material for legal researchers in particular, and anyone who is interested in the use of PILs to secure environmental and socio-economic justice.
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