Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture

Challenges and Opportunities of Green Growth for 21st Century India

Event time: 
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
Burke Auditorium See map
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
Jairam Ramesh

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.
For a blog by Mohammad Aatish Khan on this talk, please click here.