Book : Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through Indias Green Movement written by Sunita Narain

sunita-narainCurrent Affairs: Penguin India on Monday announced that it has acquired Sunita Narains “Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through Indias Green Movement”, a personal account of one of Indias foremost environmentalist experts.
About the book 
  • In the book, she talks about how corporate lobbies and political interests often scuttle effective resolution of environmental issues as recounts some major controversies triggered by research undertaken by her, along with her team at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), such as “the pesticides in colas report, air pollution research in Delhi, endosulfan research in Karnataka”, among others.
  • The book includes an “environmental manifesto” in which Narain lays out a blueprint for the direction India must take, if it is to deal with the exigencies of climate change and environmental degradation.

This book is personal. It is about her struggles to push for a cleaner environment, from battling the cola giants to diesel interests to mindsets that do not accept different ways of doing business, to managing forests, wildlife, even water.

About Sunita Narain
  • Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist and political activist. She is also a proponent of the Green concept of sustainable development.
  • She is Director General of the India-based research institute the Centre for Science and Environment, Director of the Society for Environmental Communications.
  • She is also the Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.
  • In 2005, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri.
  • In 20009, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Calcutta.
  • In 2016, she was named in 100 Most Influential People of Time Magazine.
  • In 2016, she received the IAMCR Climate Change Communication Research in Action Award.

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