Kilaparti Ramakrishna

Director of the East and North-East Asia Office


June 9, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Breakout Panel – Low Carbon City
Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna is the Director of UNESCAP Office for East and North-east Asia.  Prior to this he was the Principal Policy Advisor to the Executive Director, UNEP and Vice President for Policy at Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC).  He was also Special Advisor to the United Nations in drafting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and also assisted with work on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and subsequently worked for a while as the Principal Officer for Implementation in the CBD secretariat, Montreal. Dr. Ramakrishna taught at a number of law schools including at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard Law School, Boston University and Boston College Law Schools and at Yale University. His research interests were largely on how developing countries cope with emerging environmental problems and what role if any that laws, regulations, judiciary and civil society might play in it. He is an elected life member of the US Council on Foreign Relations.