Mohan Munasinghe

Mohan Munasinghe

Professor Mohan Munasinghe is an internationally renowned authority on sustainable development, climate change, economics, energy and environment. He shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace, as vice chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4). Mohan Munasinghe is well known for fashioning the sustainomics trans-disciplinary framework for making development more sustainable, first presented at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. He has carried out research into macroeconomic policies for sustainable growth, using Chile and Brazil as case studies. Presently, he is Founder Chairman of Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo and also visiting professor at Darmstadt University in Germany, Vale Sustainable Development Institute of Federal University of Para in Brazil and Peking University in China. Previously, he was Senior Advisor/Manager at World Bank, covering sustainable development, environmental policy, water, energy and transport; Chancellor at the International Water Academy, Oslo and Director-General of the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. Mohan Munasinghe has earned post-graduate degrees in engineering, physics and development economics from Cambridge University, UK; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; McGill University and Concordia University, Canada.


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