Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia


MunasingheProf. Mohan Munasinghe is Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute of Development (MIND) and Professor of Sustainable Development at the Sustainable Consumption Institute of the University of Manchester, UK. He is Distinguished Guest Professor at the Peking University, China, Visiting Full Professor at the Vale Sustainable Development Institute of the Federal University of Para, Brazil, and honorary Senior Advisor to the Government of Sri Lanka. He shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace, as Vice Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4). Prof. Mohan Munasinghe has post-graduate degrees in engineering, physics and development economics from Cambridge University (UK), MIT (USA), and McGill University and Concordia University (Canada), as well as several honorary doctorates. Highlights from 40 years of distinguished public service include working as Senior Energy Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Advisor to the United States Presidents Council on Environmental Quality, and Senior Advisor/Manager of the World Bank. He has won many international prizes for research, and taught at leading universities worldwide. He has authored 93 books and over 350 technical papers. He is Fellow of several international Academies of Science, and serves on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals.

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