Environmental Writer and Lead Economist at the World Bank to Discuss the Importance of Green Growth for the Dominican Republic

April 7, 2015

In April, the GFDD Global Roundtables will be hosting Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Lead Environmental Economist at the World Bank and author of the publication Greening India””s Growth: Costs, Valuations and Trade-offs. The session will focused on the topic of Green Growth and will consider what lessons can be learned from the best practices showcased in Dr. Mani’s publication to help promote the sustainable development of the Dominican

The session will be structured as an interactive discussion between Dr. Mani and GFDD’s Executive Director, Ms. Natasha Despotovic that will be streamed on The Foundations’ websites.

About Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Lead Environmental Economist at the World Bank
Dr. Mani is a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s South Asia Region. He primarily works on green growth and climate
change mitigation and adaptation issues in the region.  Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Mani worked for the International Monetary Fund, where he was responsible for analyzing the environmental implications of macroeconomic policies. Dr.Mani has a doctorate and masters in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

About the Global Roundtable
In close association with the United Nations, the Mission of the Dominican
Republic to the UN, GFDD organizes regular meetings with UN Ambassadors and other prominent figures in the international community in an effort to spread the news, knowledge and understanding of other countries, global issues and work of different United Nations bodies to its audience in the Dominican Republic, the US and around the world.

The regular series, GFDD Global Roundtable is also a part of GFDD’s program to support the work of the United Nations and,
as a non-governmental institution affiliated to it, contribute to the visibility and understanding of its work.

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