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Dr. B. P. Nilaratna IAS (Retd.)

Senior Advisor

Environment Law and Development, Senior Legal Adviser to ELDF is a Law graduate from University of Delhi. He has 34 years of administrative & scientific experience. He is former Joint Secretary to Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India. He has done Ph.D. from University of Leeds, UK and Masters from I.I.T Kanpur. He also has a D.Litt. in Economics. He has been trained in various international universities including University of Sussex, Brighton & Imperial College of Science & Technology, London. Dr. B.P Nilaratna has been the National Focal Point for Ozone and Montreal Protocol and for Mangroves and Coral Reefs in India. He was National Project Director for UNDP-GEF Project on Medicinal Plants. He has implemented numerous projects including the Multilateral Fund Projects and the Chillers Energy Efficiency Project of UNEP. He has to his credit numerous publications on a variety of subjects including Mangroves & Coral Reefs in India and a number of research papers on energy, ozone & chemicals management. Dr. Nilaratna has been awarded numerous distinctions including scholarships from International Institutes, Overseas Merit Scholarship, Chancellor Medal among others. He has led several Indian delegations in his official capacity in the entire globe including Meeting of Parties, Regional Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings of Montreal Protocol under United Nations Environment Programme. 

Email: dr.b.p.nilaratna@gmail.com

Dr. Arvind Kumar Jha IFS (Retd.)

Senior Advisor

Environment Law and Development Foundation 

+91- 9822601595
Email: dr_arvindjha@yahoo.com

Shyama Kuriakose

Part Time Associate

Environment Law and Development Foundation, completed her Masters in IPR from NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad and Bachelors from NUALS, Kochi. She has experience in Project Management, Consultancy projects and Litigation matters in areas related to Biodiversity, Decentralisation/ Self Governance, Urban Infrastructure, Oceans and Renewable Energy, Water, Forests, Environment Protection and Disaster Management. 

Email: shyama@eldfindia.com

Sharmishtha Shukla

Part Time Associate

Environment Law and Development Foundation, is a graduate from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Eisha has deep interest in resolving environmental disputes through the tool of law and has been advocating the cause of environment since her college days. Her areas of interest include laws relating to Environment, Wildlife and Protected Areas. 

Email: eisha@eldfindia.com

Vishambar Dutt

Administrative Coordinator

Environment Law and Development Foundatio

Email: vish@eldfindia.com