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Dr Arunabha Ghosh to Co-Chair Global Future Council on Clean Air at World Economic Forum

We are proud to announce that Dr Arunabha Ghosh has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Clean Air at the World Economic Forum with Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund, United Kingdom. The Global Future Council on Clean Air comprises experts from across mobility, health, energy and cities. The council will drive thought leadership and inform cutting-edge solutions; look for opportunities for innovating, shaping and scaling collective progress; and support the World Economic Forum in building a concerted multistakeholder action agenda on ambient air pollution. The mandate and deliverables will be further defined with the council members.

Dr Ghosh and CEEW have been pivotal in envisioning Mission 80-80-80 to combat air pollution in India. The mission aims to reduce air pollution by 80 per cent in 80 cities by 2027, when India will turn 80 as an independent nation and demand year-round focus on the quality of lives and livelihoods of 80 per cent of Indians breathing unhealthy air. (Read more on CEE'W's air quality research.)

Dr Ghosh advises governments, industry, civil society, and international organisations around the world. In 2020, the Government of India appointed him Co-Chair of the energy, environment and climate change track for India’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP2020). He was also recently appointed as one of the six members to a high-level panel of the Environment of Peace initiative chaired by Margot Wallström, who served as Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs until 2019. In 2018, the UN Secretary-General nominated him to the UN's Committee for Development Policy. In 2018, the Government of India appointed him as a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority for the National Capital Region.

He is also a member of the Global Future Council on Energy at the World Economic Forum. He has advised India’s Prime Minister’s Office, several ministries and state governments, and international organisations. He was also invited by the Government of France, as a Personnalité d’Avenir, to advise on the COP-21 climate negotiations; also advised extensively on HFC negotiations under the Montreal Protocol; and was instrumental in conceptualising and designing the International Solar Alliance.