#23: Chandra Bhushan, President & CEO, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST)


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Chandra Bhushan is one of India’s foremost environment and climate change experts. He is the President & CEO of the International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST). He was Deputy Director of Centre for Science and Environment from 2010-2019. He has researched, written and campaigned for issues ranging from climate change and energy transformation to rights of mining-affected people and industrial pollution. He was conferred with the ‘Ozone Partnership Award' for his contributions towards the framing of the Kigali Amendments to the Montreal Protocol by UNEP in 2017.
In this podcast, Chandra Bhushan talks about his climate change journey, what the purpose behind starting iFOREST was, his personal involvement in the District Mineral Foundation, his thoughts about UNFCCC, COPs and the Montreal Protocol in international climate negotiations and how important it is to make a wholesale change to the economic system to tackle climate change.
Notes –01:12 – Chandra Bhushan’s climate change journey 04:42 – Climate change in India 10:18 – All about iFOREST17:06 – EIA draft notification21:17 – District Mineral Foundation 27:15 – BASIC group of countries and politics 31:31 – UNFCCC and failed processes 38:53 – Kigali Amendments to the Montreal Protocol42:45 – Tackling climate change