Shashi Kant Yadav is an environmental law scholar who studies the application of the precautionary principle on unconventional natural gas extraction processes. His research focuses on how differences in multilevel regulatory frameworks (namely: the EU, India, the US, Australia) impact the application of the precautionary principle through the case study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Shashi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Surrey and is associated as a researcher with Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law. His research is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Surrey. Before this, he was a visiting researcher with the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) - University of Dundee, Scotland. He completed his LLM (with distinction) from Central European University (CEU), Austria. His research-based LLM was fully funded by CEU.
Shashi’s academic publications use comparative legal methods to analyse how national regulatory frameworks shape the principle of international environmental law, especially the precautionary principle.