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Achieving Sustainable Development
Achieving Sustainable Development
Achieving Sustainable Development
Achieving Sustainable Development
Achieving Sustainable Development

Achieving Sustainable Development

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A Distinguished Lecture by Dr Keith Alverson on Achieving Sustainable Development

IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk-

The State of the Environment – #PlanetTalks

A Distinguished Lecture on

Achieving Sustainable Development

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Keith Alverson

Dr Keith Alverson
Independent Professional in Oceans, Climate and Environment;
Former Director, UNEP International Environmental Technology Center, Osaka, Japan

Keith Alverson is an independent professional in the fields of oceans, climate and environment. He is currently working as a consultant for the World Meteorological Organization as lead coordinating author of the Implementation Plan for the Global Climate Observing System. Keith was director of the UNEP International Environmental Technology Center in Osaka, Japan from 2016 to 2020. The center is a global center of excellence on environmentally sound technologies with a focus on waste management. Prior to that, he served for five years as the Director of the Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch at UNEP Headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya, where he oversaw UNEP’s global portfolio of projects in climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based climate change mitigation as well as terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem management. From 2004-2011, Keith was Head of Ocean Observations and Services at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, based in Paris, France, as well as director of the Global Ocean Observing System. Prior to 2004, he was Executive Director of the IGBP Past Global Changes (PAGES) project in Bern, Switzerland, coordinating global cooperation in paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental research.

Keith has a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with a concentration at the Center for Energy and the Environment, along with a certificate in East Asian Studies, from Princeton University (1988) and a doctorate in Physical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1995). His postdoctoral research in modeling past climate variability was in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto, Canada. Keith has over 150 publications including Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change (Elsevier, 2018), Global Change and Future Earth (Cambridge, 2018), Past Global Changes and Their Significance for the Future (Elsevier, 2000), Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future (Springer, 2002), Watching over the world’s oceans (Nature, 2005) and Taking the Pulse of the Oceans (Science, 2006). He has served on a number of high-level scientific panels including as elected President of the International Commission for Climate of the International Association for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Secretary-General of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Commission for Climatic and Environmental Change and Chair of the United Nations Interagency Coordination and Planning Committee for Earth Observations.


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Dr Ram Boojh
CEO, Mobius Foundation, New Delhi

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Dr Rema Saraswathy
Member Secretary and Chief Functionary, Institute of Sustainable Development, Chennai


Dr Simi Mehta

Dr Simi Mehta
CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi

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