|The ICSD initiative is co-chaired
by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director- Earth Institute
& Special Advisor to the Secretary- General of the United Nations
and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI &
Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Mr
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman of
the Planning Commission, Government of India, is the distinguished
patron of this body. Hence the work of the Council would be suitably
fed into the plans and development strategies of the Government of
In addition the Council operates under the able guidance of its
distinguished members comprising leaders in government, industry
and academia from both overseas and India. Members of the India
Council comprises of leaders in government, industry and academia
from both overseas and India. The diversity of expertise of the
members enables the Council to bring different perspectives together.
The members are chosen on account of eminence, to reflect the wisdom
of leaders from all fields. The members meet annually to discuss
the progress of the activities of the Council and define a way forward.
On other occasions, the Council secretariat seeks feedback on any
specific activity from the members electronically.
TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) on an ongoing basis provides
the Secretariat support to the Council.