ESG projects cover a wide range of issues, a common theme across which is that of encouraging community involvement in decision making regarding environmental and social justice concerns.
ESG organises or participates in facilitating public meetings and workshops with the intention of raising awareness in the community, judiciary and government bodies about environmental issues, environmental law, and the citizens' Rights.
Films and Documentaries are a medium through which we can disseminate information about our projects to a wide audience. To purchase any of our films, please contact us. The films are available in VHS and VCD format in Kannada or dubbed in English and cost INR 750/-. Cost for overseas requests is USD 20 (+ USD 5 for postage). You can send a cheque or wire the money directly into ESG account. Please enquire first for wiring details.
Development of Guidelines for Segregation, Collection and Safe Disposal of Hazardous waste (SACODI) was a European Union Asia Pro Eco funded project carried out from 2005 - 2006. Project partners worked together to identify the diverse challenges to Hazardous Waste Management. Read More.
The Access Initiative (TAI) is a global coalition of civil society organisations collaborating to promote national implementation of commitments to access to information, participation, and justice in decision-making that affects the environment. Read More.
This project focused on understanding the working and living conditions of the Pourakarmikas (street sweepers) and upgrading their skills to the role of 'Solid Waste Managers': informed and socially aware Municipal Workers who could motivate the local community to engage in maintaining clean and healthy neighborhoods. Read More.
Community Access 2000: the Raichur urban development project. Read more.
Integrating Environmental Considerations in Economic Policy Decision Making - A Case Study of Dakshina Kannada. Read more.
ESG has been a consultant to the National Law School of India University on a variety of training and research initiatives. Read more.
- Review of Environmental Decision-Making Cycles in India
- "Manual/Training Package on the conduct of and participation in Statutory Environmental Public Hearings"
- International NGO Campaign to reform Export Credit Agencies
- Representation on EIA for urban planning (You can also read the MoEF draft notification)
- Experiential Training
- "Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Law in Karnataka" - August 2002
- ESG - Oneworld Website Development Training for NGOs - January 18th - 21st, 2001
- "The Truth Behind Power Deals in India" - February 25th, 2000
- "Environment and Human Health" - December 13th, 1999
- "Environmental and Developmental Challenges of Bangalore" - July 30th - August 1st, 1999
- "Mulki Under Seige" - March 14th, 1999
- "The Truth about the Cogentrix Deal" - July 1997
- "Judiciary and the Public Interest" - May 1997
ESG is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes the cause of environmental and social justice through research, documentation, advocacy, training and campaign support. We aim to support the rights of local communities and voiceless ecosystems in a responsible, progressive manner that keeps contextual complexities in mind.