Improving State of the World


Indur M. Goklany

Brief Biography

 Precautionary Principle


Clearing the Air
Ph. D. (1973), M.S. (1969) in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University
B.Tech. (1968) in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

  • Worked with federal and state governments, think tanks, and the private sector for over 35 years. 
  • Written extensively on the interactions between globalization, economic development, environmental quality, technological change, climate change, and human well-being.
  • Involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since before its inception — as an author, U.S. delegate and reviewer. Part of the U.S. team that negotiated the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and later a delegate to that organization.
  • Managed the emissions trading program in the Environmental Protection Agency before it became the vogue. 
  • Julian Simon Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (2000), Visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (2002-2003). Winner of the Julian Simon Prize and Award (2007).
Among his policy innovations, that have increasingly gone mainstream, are the following: 




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