SUNITA Narain, acclaimed eco scientist, honored with Edinburg Medal

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Sunita Narain, noted environmentalist, heading the Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as Director-general, has won this year’s Edinburgh Medal 2020, instituted by the City of Edinburgh Council. The Edinburgh Medal is given annually to persons for significant contributions to science and technology and understanding and well-being of humanity. The Medal has been given to Sunita Narain, an outstanding figure devoted to environment and science in recognition of the role she has played in formulating policies on climate emergency in India as well as in the global arena. The recognition also underscores strong leadership by her, especially in championing climate justice for the poor and disenfranchised. The Acting British High Commissioner in India, Jan Thompson, presented the prestigious Medal at the Indian High Commission office in New Delhi. Editor of Down To Earth, Sunita Narain, pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets of all concerned for ensuring effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change in the interest for a safer and better world. Padma awardee, Narain has advocated solutions to promote coexistence agenda with local communities so that benefits of conservation could be shared and the future secured. Narain was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change as well as the National Ganga River Basin Authority.

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