Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
195 Prospect StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Former Union Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India
Jairam Ramesh is a senior Indian politician and a member of the Indian Parliament. In his recent role, he held the Ministries of Environment and Forests, Rural Development, and Water and Sanitation. He has championed and strengthened one of the world’s most unique rural infrastructure and employment guarantee programs. Jairam is known for taking tough stance on environmental issues. He led India’s negotiations at the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen and lent a strong voice for developing countries.