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Forum for Environment Legal Policy Research (FELPR)

Research and Analysis of Policies and Law related to environmental governance In Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) :: Contributing towards making better laws in IHR :: Striving towards making environmental governance in IHR more transparent, inclusive and accountable.


Objective, Independent, High quality, Peer reviewed & incisive environmental legal policy research in IHR.


Communicate the output of research in easily understandable language


Disseminate the research output to all stakeholders.


Engage with law makers, government and their agencies towards making better, evidence led and need based laws.


Empower communities at the grassroots level as legal knowledge partners.


Collaborate to create more resources to make better laws and policies..

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Let us answer a few questions

Do these questions haunt, trouble or intrigue you? If yes we need your support and engagement with us.

Are we pursuing development which is in sync with the fragility of IHR’s ecology due to its complex topography, climatology, tectonic activities and vulnerabilities and is our development mindful of the predicted climate reality in the IHR states and UTs?

The Indian Himalayan region

Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), one of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots, supports 50 million people living in the region and constitutes about 16.2% of India’s total geographical area

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What does FELPR do?

FELPR (Forum for Environment Legal Policy Research) aims to create a safe space for informed dialogue, knowledge sharing, interactive participative learning, exchange of ideas, for law makers, executive i.e. government and its agencies, legal practitioners, environmental activists, academicians, students and anyone from citizenry who wishes to engage constructively and meaningfully with the system of governance so that together we can ensure transparent, accountable, sustainable, inclusive, climate and disaster resilient development. FELPR is a platform for inclusive, informed policy debates and also a resource of credible and relevant policy research output for capacity building for policy debates.

Let’s work together in your next IHR project

We welcome collaboration with government & non-government organisations, multilateral agencies, intergovernmental organisations, think tanks, institutions of academic excellence, NGOs, CSOs or any other organisation to help create more legal policy research tools for making better laws and policies for the IHR.