Kartikeya Sarabhai

Founder and Director, Centre for Environmental Education

Kartikeya V. Sarabhai is the founder and director of India's Centre for Environment Education (CEE), headquartered in Ahmedabad. He is a member of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Reference Group of UNESCO and has long been associated with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). He served as chair of the South and South East Asia IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and is currently vice-chair of the Indian National Commission of IUCN. He is a member of the Earth Charter International Council. He was a member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio in 1992 and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002, and co-authored India's report for UNCED. He has been closely associated with communication initiatives of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), especially those connected with ozone. He has served on several committees of India's Ministry of Environment and Forest and Ministry of Human Resource and Development.