No Image Available M C Mehta

Mr. Mehta, a lawyer by profession and a committed environmentalist by choice, has made the fight to protect India’s environment his unending mission. Often described as the ‘One Man Enviro-legal Brigade’, Mr. Mehta has fought several legal battles with the polluters of the environment, and has come out victorious. He is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Governor’s Gold Medal, the Goldman Environmental Prize and the Magsaysay Award for 1997.

No Image Available Jyoti Kirit Parikh Executive Director, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe)

Ms. Parikh is the current Executive Director of Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe), a New Delhi-based research institute that focuses on energy, climate change and the environment, with a goal of developing effective policies. As head of IRADe, Parikh has motivated the institute to pursue independent social, economic and scientific policy research with a focus on development and inclusive growth.
Previously, Parikh has served as an energy consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy, EEC, Brussels and UN institutions such as UNIDO, FAO, UNU, UNESCO, and as an Environment Consultant to UNDP. She has also worked at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and has served as a senior energy consultant for the Planning Commission of India in New Delhi.

No Image Available Ranjana Saikia Director, Educating Youth for Sustainable Development, TERI.

Ms. Saikia joined TERI in 1999 and took over the charge of Environment Education and Awareness Area. She has over twenty six years of experience in the field of environment, education, community development, etc. and undertaken several projects and awareness activities with focus on Climate Change and environment. She was a visiting Researcher to IGES, Japan for a period of three months and worked on a book on Climate Change for high school children. She has also authored several books and has contributed to publications and journals.

No Image Available Annapurna Vancheswaran Director, Sustainable Development Outreach Division,(TERI)

Ms. Vancheswaran’s prime focus is in the area of developing communication strategies on environment and development involving international and Indian business organisations, government departments, and NGOs. As the coordinator of the TERI-BCSD India - the regional network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, she is involved in developing social programmes and in providing a platform of debate and discussions for the corporate sector. She has been coordinating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit - now recognised as the sole forum on global issues related to sustainable development, since its origin in 2001.

No Image Available Young-Woo Park Regional Director, UNEP

A national of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Park joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in October 2008. Young-Woo brings with him his long and vast experience working in environmental management and international cooperation both with governments and the private sector. Before joining UNEP's Asia Pacific office, Young-Woo was the President of the Business Institute of Sustainable Development of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he actively promoted sustainable development concepts and practices to businesses in South Korea. He was Director General of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Environment of Korea.
During his time there, Young-Woo played an active role in global environmental issues such as climate change and led the Korean delegation during bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Young-Woo was also a member of a number of environmental committees related to environment including the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development, the Green Citizens Committee of Seoul City and the Nuclear Power Evaluation Committee. In addition, he headed the Department of Cleaner Production Technology Development and Dissemination at the Korean National Cleaner Production Center and the Industrial Environment Department at Hyundai Institute of Eco-Management. Young-Woo has PhD in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Economics from Southern Illinois University.

No Image Available Mr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai Founder Director of Centre for Environment Education.

Mr. Sarabhai is the Founder Director of Centre for Environment Education. He is a member of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) Reference Group of UNESCO. He has long been associated with IUCN, and was the chair of South and South East Asia IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and is currently the vice-chair of the Indian National Commission of IUCN. He is a member of the Earth Charter International Council. He was a member of the Indian delegation to United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) at Rio in 1992 and World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) at Johannesburg in 2002 and was the co-author of India's report for UNCED. He has been closely associated with communication initiatives of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), especially those connected with Ozone. He received the Tree of Learning Award from The World Conservation Union in 1998 in appreciation of his contributions to the field of environmental education and communication. In 2005, The Indian Institute of Human Rights presented Mr. Sarabhai with the World Human Rights Promotion Award.


NOTE: The above names are only of the CONFIRMED jury members.

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