Mohan Munasinghe

Deputy Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and Nobel Peace Prize 2007. Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND)

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Leader in thinking on sustainable energy development, Mohan Munasinghe was appointed director general of the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) at the University of Manchester, where he currently works as a lecturer. He proposes leading a revolution towards green consumption through investigation. His work is aimed at raising awareness of world leaders. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Regular consultant to governments and NGOs on energy policy in the early 1990s, he acted as Advisor to the President of the United States on the Environmental Quality Council (PCEQ). During the previous decade, he was the main advisor to the president of Sri Lanka, formulating and implementing national energy strategies and he developed the I.T. policy for the country as chairman of the Council on Information Technology (CINTEC).

He was deputy chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to assess the risk of climate change created by mankind.

He has written over ninety books and some three hundred papers and articles on economics, sustainable development, climate change, energy, water, transport, the environment, disasters and information technology. He is a regular speaker and in his most recent lectures, he highlights the consequences of global warming on the economy, the environment and society.

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