Lawyers Nepal

Padam Bahadur Shrestha, Advocate

: Anamnagar, 32, Kathmandu
Contact No
Mobile No
: 9851048278
Law Firm
: Jana Jyoti Law Firm (Established in 2005)
Practice Area
: International Environment law

Academic Background

Bachelor’s Degree of Law (Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1997)                         

Master of Political Science (Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1999)

Master of Law (LL.M) (specialization in Environmental law, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2010)

LL.M. Thesis: An Analytical study on Environmental Justice and Role of Supreme Court in Nepal

Professional Experience

  • Executive member:  Mid regional Court Bar unit, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Vice president:  Appellate Court Bar Association, Patan, Nepal (1999 - 2001) 
  • Coordinator: Professional skill Development committee, Patan, Appellate Court of Nepal, Nepal Bar Association (From 2003 - 2006)
  • Member secretary:  Environmental law committee, Nepal Bar association (2007-2016)
  • Founder President:  Environmental Development & Conservation Legal Forum.
  • Coordinator:   Environmental law committee, Nepal Bar association (Currently)
  • Teacher: College of Applied Sciences-Nepal (M.Sc. in Environment Science)
  • Consultant:  Asian Development Bank (ADB) , Climate Change Research Program






Participation on International program

  • International Environmental Conference, Organized by IUCN 2007
  • Nepal Country Environmental Analysis, organized by the world Bank 2008,
  • Sixth International Conference on international in the contemporary world. New Delhi India 5days, 2009
  • The International conference on legal issues, organized by LAW ASIA (26-27 January 2013)

Participation on Training  program

  • Intellectual Property in Practice (40 hours) Training Organized by The International Development Law Organization (24-28 September, 2007)
  • Regional level workshop on Capacity building for south civil society organizations in Asia pacific region on REDD+, organized by Nepal Law Society (11-13 October, 2014)
  • Asia-Pacific peace and development service alliance, South Asia Sub-regional consultation on youth volunteerism to promote participation, development and peace, organized by UNESCAP and Global Peace Foundation(23-24 March 2015)
  • Principles of Environmental Compliance Inspections and Enforcement Training Organized by ADB and US EPA (40 Hours,  9-13 January 2017)

paper presentation 

  • Solid waste management system in Nepal
  • Presentation   on the issues of visual pollution control organized by EDCLF
  • Presentation on the issue of  policy and legal framework of solid waste management under Nepal    Government


  • Presentation on the issues of river conservation in the 2nd National River Summit 2017,(16-19 March 2017)
  • Solid Waste management issue  on the Legal provision of solid waste management Act 2068, National  level workshop organized by Global Pace Foundation (10 June, 2017)
  • Introduction of Development and Environment, Regional level workshop organized by Human Rights Commission of Nepal (3 July, 2017)
  • Law Relating to Development and Environment, Regional level workshop, organized by Human Rights Commission of Nepal (3 July, 2017)
  • Between Relationship of Human Rights, Development and Environment, Regional level workshop, organized by Human Rights Commission of Nepal (3 July, 2017)
  • Gap on the solid waste management Act 2068, Organized by ADB, GoN and IDS, Nepal, August, 3, 2017 ( Elected of local Government Member, Kagesori manohar Municipality)  

Contributions and Activities

  • Team leader:     preparatory committee Environmental Report on the situation Status of the Nepalese Supreme Court, 2009
  • Team member of the Drafting Committee on Environmental Rights for the Parliamentary committee, environmental Law committee, through Nepal Bar Association ( 2009)
  • Resource person of Environment law program in different parts of Nepal.   
  • Coordinator of  Legal draft :

                  -  Solid waste management policy, 2015

                  -  Payments for environmental services, 2015

  • Volunteered as a legal consultant on the national radio program titled "Digdarsan" for eight consecutive years (2004-2012).
  • Filed writ against the issues of visual pollution and dust pollution in the supreme court
  • Filed writ against the issues of dust  pollution and dust pollution in the supreme court
  • Organized different trainings and programs related to the environment law and environmental justice on  local and national levels


  • General Introduction of Environmental issue, Participatory journal, Publication of Nation participatory Network of Nepal, .2005.
  • Nepalese History of Environmental Law, Hamro Sampada, publication of Hamro Sampda, Kathmandu (2008)
  • General Introduction of Environmental Law, LL.M Student Forum Journal  publication of Student Forum, (2010)
  • Climate change, a common problem on an Environmental Perspective,  Kanoon publication of Lawyer’s Club, Kathmandu (2010)
  • Environmental issue in Nepalese Constitution, 2072
  • Role of Supreme court  in environmental justice and protection of legal right
  • Use to Natural resources and legal mechanism in Nepal
  • Excavation and legal management of natural resources, kanoon publication of lawyers club, vol. 88
  • Environmental justice relating laws and role of the court in Nepal, nyaya bimba publication, appellate court bar, Patan.
  • A Worldwide common problem: climate change, Hamro sampada magazine, 2010.
  • An analysis on the legal provision of wildlife conservation, Hamro sampada magazine, 2011.
  • Access of people on Environment justice, Environment Law Journal, vol.1, 2016
  • Role of Local Government on the Conservation of Environmental issues, Environment Law Journal, vol.2, 2017