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Satya Tripathi

Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet

Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable PlanetDevelopment economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience, Mr. Satya S. Tripathi is the Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences - the world's largest academic institution dedicated exclusively to indigenous people and cultures. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Innovative Finance at the World Agroforestry Centre.

He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group. His other strategic engagements with the UN include: Head  of Human Rights Investigations for the UN in post-war Bosnia (UNMIBH); Chair of the Committees on  Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN  Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding  of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami recovery efforts in support of the government and affected  populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office established by the UN Secretary  General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between  Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders.

Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in  Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance  for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact for millions  of people in developing countries. He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global  Agenda Council on Forests.

Satya Tripathi
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