Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari is a founder-member of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, chaired a global IUCN network on protected areas and communities, and helped found the global ICCA Consortium. He is currently on the Board of the International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.



Tellus Publications (Selected)


Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond

Ashish Kothari

Numerous grassroots initiatives devoted to fostering sustainable and equitable alternatives to the dominant economic development model have recently sprung up in India and other parts of the world. The emergent framework of radical ecological democracy can inspire such a values-led transition to a better future.