Dr. Ash Pachauri

Senior Advisor on Environmental Security

Dr. Ash Pachauri is Senior Mentor to the Protect our Planet (POP) Movement, which empowers the youth to participate actively in addressing issues of climate change faced by our planet. The POP Movement is engaged in over 100 national and international initiatives to implement renewable energy, ensure environmental sustainability, and combat climate change.

Widely published, winner of the prestigious Overseas Research Scholarship, awarded for advanced studies in the U.K. and recognized for his academic achievements, Dr. Pachauri pursues interests in research and teaching through ongoing collaboration with universities and institutions. Dr. Pachauri has been recognized by the United Nations for his dedication and leadership in their flagship publication “Portraits of Commitment.” In 2021, he was awarded the GlobalMindED Inclusive Leadership Award for action in the field of Energy and Sustainability.

Dr. Pachauri has led over 20,000 workshops, events, and activities globally to outreach to youth and communities to promote health and sustainable development. He promotes information technology for health, education, and geo-informatics and is a master trainer in behavior change communications and strategic health leadership. He is also a technical advisor to the World Health Organization on Self-Care global guidelines.

Dr. Pachauri has a PhD in decision behavior and a master’s degree in international management. He is an Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and also serves on the Boards and advisory groups of several organizations worldwide. He worked with McKinsey & Company before pursuing a career in the social development arena, and his experience in the field of public health emerges from a range of initiatives spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, the UN, and CDC program interventions in the US.

Note: The POP Movement was co-founded by Dr. Pachauri and his father, Lt. Dr. R.K. Pachauri, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002 to 2015 and was also a founding director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. We are delighted that Dr. Ash Pachauri is carrying on this important work as a senior advisor to GUSP.