Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari is a founder-member of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration as well as several universities. He coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, served on the boards of Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India, chaired a global International Union for Conservation of Nature network on protected areas and communities, and helped found the global Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas 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. Active in movements relating to development, conservation, and natural resource rights, Ashish Kothari is the author or editor (singly or with others) of over thirty books, including (with Aseem Shrivastava) Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India.

GTI Contributions
Ashish Kothari
Contribution to Party Time?

February 2019

Rather than a distant world political party, a networked movement of movements could be the solution our global crises demand.
A contribution to an exchange on A World Political Party: The Time Has Come

Ashish Kothari
Contribution to Do Red and Green Mix?

December 2018

Ecosocialism must be rooted in a form of democracy that is direct and radical to protect against the predations of hierarchy.
A contribution to an exchange on Why Ecosocialism: For a Red-Green Future

Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond
Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond

July 2014

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.

Commentary by David Barkin, Federico Demaria, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Neera Singh, and a response by the author.