7 Indian names marked in “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019”


The “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” list is comprised of seven Indian names including Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan, who took important measures to combat climate change. The list is prepared by Apolitical, a peer to peer learning platform for governments.

The tenure of Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal escalated renewable energy through the world’s largest renewable energy expansion programme.

While Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan has motivated scientists to develop new technologies to tackle  environmental problems, which resulted in making India a leader in environmental preservation.

List of winners :

Awardees Designation
Mukta Tilak Mayor of Pune
Jyoti Kirit Parikh Executive director of Integrated Research and Action for Development
Sunita Narain Director of the Centre for Science and the Environment
Vandana Shiva Founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy
Upendra Tripathy Director general of the International Solar Alliance