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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020
Jairam Ramesh is a Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment, Forests & Climate Change. He has been Union Minister of Commerce, Power, Environment & Forests, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Rural Development. He is the author of several well-known books, including Making Sense of Chindia, Green Signals: Ecology, Growth & Democracy in India, To The Brink & Back: India's 1991 Story, Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature and Intertwined Lives: PN Haksar & Indira Gandhi. His latest book is A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of VK Krishna Menon.
Are We All In This Together?
Jairam Ramesh and Marcus Moench in conversation
At a time when the human species confronts a pandemic, the planet faces the challenges posed by a warming Earth . How do we address the disproportionate impact of climate change on the poor and societies that have benefited least from the carbon economy? Economist, politician and environmentalist Jairam Ramesh and climate, water and environmental expert Marcus Moench discuss governmental and institutional responses to the implications of these linked crises and ask if and how we can survive and thrive together.