Documentation and Publications
ESG has an excellent documentation centre and library, which has recently been updated and reorganized. 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 science, law, environmental science, policies on different issues, etc.
The library currently contains over 1000 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 decade! 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.
The list of books, reports and news documentation is accessible online. We are very keen that these resources be made use of by one and all. But please do call in advance to confirm you are coming.
We are closed on General Holidays, Second and Fourth Saturdays and Sundays. Our office is open from 10 am to 6 pm on week days, and 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays.
Green Tapism - A review of the Environmental Impact Notification - 2006
The Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA Notification) issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) per the Environment Protection Act, 1986 is amongst the most critical legislative instruments covering key aspects of environmental decision making including assessment of prospective ESG projects cover a range of issues but a common theme is that of incorporating environmental and social justice concerns with community participation and involvement in decision making. Read more.
Parliamentary Scrutiny Over International Financial Institutions
IFI's continue to use power to influence key decisions in implementing their policies in developing countries. This booklet is meant to create awareness among the elected representatives in India and that they should be fully involved in the development and scrutiny of the policies of IFI's that may adversely impact the poor in this country. (Download the booklet - PDF 900kb) (Request Hard Copy)
Report of the Access Intitiative
The Access Initiative (TAI) is a global coalition of civil society oganisations collaborating to promote national implementation of commitments to access to information, participation, and justice in decision-making that affects the environment. Read more.
Development of Guidelines for Segregation, Collection and Safe Disposal of Hazardous waste (SACODI)
This project was funded by European Union Asia Pro Eco. It was a collaborative effort between Technical University Dresden (Technische Universitat Dresden), Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Cardiff University, England and Can Tho University Vietnam. Read more.
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.