Guest Speakers

Antonio-ClaparolsAntonio M. Claparols, is the President Ecological Society of the Philippines, and  President & CEO of JRS Business Corporation and an active IUCN Member since 1979. email:

  1. Why Are We Not Winning The War Against Climate Change

Stephen BaileyStephen Bailey was a UK newspaper journalist for 10 years. He was EDF Energy Feature writer of the Year 2012 for London and the South of England. He is doing some writing mainly on health and the environment in Himalayan region.  email:

  1. How Many Nepalis Know About Climate Change

Dr. C. S. Silori is a socio-ecologist and works with RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, Bangkok. His present engagement with RECOFTC is to coordinate a regional project on “Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia Paciific region, covering Lao PDR, Indonesia, Nepal and Vietnam. Email:

  1. Equitable Development: A Challenge For The World At Durban
  2. Ecosystem Based Adaptation In Mountains: A Futuristic Approach From Durban
  3. How Safe Are The Safeguards? Durban Highlights
  4. Understanding to Commitments

Dr. R. S. Tolia Dr. R. S. Tolia is the Chairperson of CHEA, an NGO based in Uttarakhand (India), Chair at NTPC and Centre for Public Policy in Doon University, while as member of the Executive Council of Kumaon University (India) Email:

  1. Mountains as Door-Openers

Dr. Shankar Sharma

Mr. Shankar Sharma is a Power Policy Analyst based in Thirthahally (India). Email:

  1. Low carbon strategies; How good are they in India?
  2. Cleansing Ganges
  3. Low carbon strategies; How good are they in India?

Dr. Akhilesh Gupta Dr. Akhilesh Gupta was working as Head, Climate Change Programme Division of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India is now Secretary to UGC India. Email:

  1. Himalayan Mission: Creating Network of Stakeholders

Dr. J C MooreDr. J. C. Moore is a physical chemist based in USA, whose interests are spectroscopy, computational chemistry, professional ethics, and science education.  One can read his blog at .

  1. Global Warming: Media Bias and the Misinformation Pipeline

Dr. Vimal Khawas is Associate Fellow at the School of Policy Planning and Studies, Sikkim University,  Gangtok, India. Email:

  1.  Mountain Environment and Human Security Concerns
  2. Changing niche: climatic changes recorded in Sikkim Himalaya

Er. Prakash Kumar is a Chartered Civil Engineer and works as Deputy Team Leader  at DFID-SWASTH project at Patna, India. Email:

  1. Water woe in Himalaya

Dr. Manish Semwal Dr. Manish Semwal is working at Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in Jakarta, Indonesia as Extended Essay Coordinator and Head. Email:

  1. Beyond Chipko!
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