Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to be Chair of Future Earth’s Engagement Committee
Jairam Ramesh, former Environment Minister, has been asked to chair the Future Earth Engagement Committee.
Future Earth Engagement Committee
The Committee is a global research platform panel on sustainable development. The strategic advisory group was instituted by an alliance of organisations including the UNEP (UN Environment Programme), UNESCO and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). However, the Committee is the flagship initiative of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.
The committee will provide knowledge and support to hasten the introduction of sustainable technologies. The committee will consist of leaders from stakeholder groups, including business, policy and civil society and will be representative of various societal partners, who can help bring about change.
The Committee will comprise of 18 members and will be fully constituted by the end of 2014.
Earlier roles in international fora
Jairam Ramesh was also a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Global Sustainability Panel between 2011 and 2012. He also played a key role in the UN Climate Change Conferences at Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun in 2010.