Sunita Narain

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Director General

Sunita Narain is currently the Director General of Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. Ms. Narain is a Delhi-based environmentalist and author who continues to serve on national and international committees on the environment. She plays an active role in policy formulation on issues of environment and development in India and globally. She has worked extensively on climate change, with a particular interest in advocating for an ambitious and equitable global agreement. Her work on air pollution, water, and waste management as well as industrial pollution has led to an understanding of the need for affordable and sustainable solutions in countries like India where the challenge is to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth. She was a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and has been awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor. In 2005, the Centre for Science and Environment, under her leadership was also awarded the Stockholm Water Prize. In 2016, Time Magazine selected Ms. Narain as one of the most influential people in the world. She received “The Order of the Polar Star” award from the Swedish Government in 2017.

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