Sunita, Narain

Sunita, Narain, 1961–, Indian writer and environmentalist, b. New Delhi, India, graduated from University of Delhi, honorary degrees from Cranfield University, University of Calcutta, University of Lausanne, and University of Alberta. Sunita Narain is the Director General of New Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and editor of Down To Earth magazine. Narain campaigns, researches, and advocates on issues of environment and sustainable development, with a particular focus on climate change. In 2005, she was awarded the Padma Shri Award, the fourth-highest civilian award in India. In 2016, Time magazine selected her as one of the most influential people in the world. The folllowing year she received "The Order of the Polar Star" award from the Swedish Government in 2017. Her writings include Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities (2016, ed.), Why I Should Be Tolerant (2016), and Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement (2017).

See J. K. Boyce et al., ed. Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration (2017); N. K. Dubash, India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development (2019); K. J. Joy et al., ed. Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making (2020).

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