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MODULE - VIIAEnvironmental Law andSustainable Development 1Environmental LawINTRODUCTION TO LAWNotes24ENVIRONMENTAL LAWThe ‘Environment’ is very important for us to understand because it constitutesour surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth. It comprises of theair we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth’s surface, the plants andanimals around us, and much more. It is therefore, very important to understandand apprecaite the importance of ‘environment’ in our daily life. In recent years,scientists have been carefully examining the various ways by which people affectthe ‘Environment’. They have found that we are causing air pollution, deforestation,acid rain, and other problems that are dangerous both to the earth and to ourselves.You may have heard of laws, rules and regulations to deal with the above-mentioned situations. The Government in the last few decades has shown keeninterest in protecting and promoting the environment and consequently enactedvario...