- Discipline: Environmental Policy
Indur Goklany has worked with think tanks, governments, private sector organizations, and international efforts including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. His work examines the interrelationships among globalization, economic development, human well-being, environmental quality, and technological change. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Goklany has helped pioneer innovative environmental policy ideas, including emissions trading, habitat and biodiversity conservation through increased productivity and efficiency of land and water use, and boosting the resilience of developing countries against climate change through sustainable economic development, technological change, and trade. His books include The Precautionary Principle: A Critical Appraisal of Environmental Risk Assessment; Clearing the Air: The Real Story of the War on Air Pollution; and, most recently, The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet.