Indur Goklany, Ph.D., has worked with federal and state agencies, think tanks, and the private sector for over 40 years, including 30 years working on climate change issues. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Goklany has written extensively on the interactions between globalization, economic development, environmental quality, technological change, climate change, and human well-being. He is the author of, among other things, The Improving State of the World and The Precautionary Principle, both published by the Cato Institute. He was involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since before its inception — as an author, U.S. delegate and reviewer. Goklany was part of the U.S. team that negotiated the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and later a delegate to that organization. He also managed the emissions trading program in the Environmental Protection Agency before it became the vogue.
Goklany was awarded the Julian Simon Prize and Award by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2007.