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Dr. Tariq Banuri (Biography)

Tariq Banuri, PhD, SI
Executive Director
E-mail: tariq.banuri@gcisc.org.pk
Ph: 051-9262710

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
  • M.A., Development Economics, Williams College
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, University of Peshawar

Honors & Awards

  • Member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Nobel Peace Prize, 12/2007
  • Sitara e Imtiaz (Star of Distinction) conferred by the President of Pakistan in recognition of service to research and education. President of Pakistan, 03/23/2003
  • Allyn Young Teaching Prize in Economics. Harvard University, 05/1983

 

CONTRIBUTION TO OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

  • 2011 Climate Change, Durban, and Rio+20, Paper presented at UNDP Conference on Climate Change, Algiers, 11-13 October 2011
  • 2011 Contributor, World Economic and Social Survey 2011 (Technological Change and Sustainable Development)
  • 2011 Contributor (and Main Author of Section on Sustainable Development), UN System-wide Study on the Implications of the Fukushima Disaster
  • 2011 Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report to 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
  • 2010 Contributor and Convenor, Technical Note on Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development
  • 2010 Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report to 1st Preparatory Committee Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (http://www.uncsd2012.org/content/documents/N1070657.pdf).
  • 2009 Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report on Climate Change and its Possible Security Implications (http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N09/509/46/PDF/N0950946.pdf?OenElement)
  • 2009 Contributor, World Economic and Social Survey 2009 (Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
  • 2009 Co-author, DESA Policy Brief, Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development, New York: United Nations
  • 2003 T. Banuri and Mosharraf Zaidi, ICTs and the MDGs in Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur: UNDP-APDIP
  • 2002 T. Banuri and Ali Qadir, One Way Street: Pakistan’s Trade Policy After Doha, Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce, 2002
  • 1994 Contributor and Editor, Pakistan National Report to the CSD, Islamabad: Environment and Urban Affairs Division
  • 1993 Contributor and Editor, Pakistan National Report to the CSD, Islamabad: Environment and Urban Affairs Division
  • 1993 Editor, The NCS: Plan of Action, 1993-98, Islamabad: Environment and Urban Affairs Division
  • 1993 Contributor to chapters on Basic Framework, and Education, Eight Five Year Plan, 1993-98, Islamabad: Planning Commission
  • 1993 Islamabad: Environment and Urban Affairs Division; Contributor to Report of SAARC Poverty Commission, Kathmandu: SAARC Secretariat;
  • 1992 Editor and Lead Author, Pakistan National Report to UNCED, Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Environment and Urban Affairs Division
  • 1989 With Tariq Hussain, Conceptual Design of Sarhad Rural Support Corporation, Peshawar: Government of NWFP
  • 1989 Conceptual Design for the SAARC Centre for Human Resource Development, Islamabad, Government of Pakistan, Planning Commission

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 2007 T. Banuri and H. Opschoor (2007) Climate Change and Sustainable Development, WP 56, New York: UN http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2007/wp56_2007.pdf
  • 2005 Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia, Stockholm: SEI and Swedish Foreign Ministry
  • 2005 Economic Growth or Social Mobilization: Alternative Approaches to Poverty Eradication. Environment
  • 2002 P. Raskin, T. Banuri, G. Gallopin, P. Gutman, A. Hammond, R. Kates, and R. Swart (2002) Great Transition, Boston: Tellus. http://gtinitiative.org/resources/gtessay.php
  • 2002 T. Banuri and Adil Najam, Civic Entrepreneurship, Vol. I: Global Synthesis, Islamabad: Gandhara Academy Press
  • 2002 T. Banuri, Adil Najam, and Nancy Odeh, eds. Civic Entrepreneurship, Vols. II to VII, Islamabad: Gandhara Academy Press
  • 2002 Alternative Public Regimes for Achieving Environmental Improvement In The Global Cotton Commodity Chain: The Case of Pakistan, in Shahrukh Rafi Khan, ed. Trade and Environment: Difficult Policy Choices at the Interface, London: Zed Press, 2002
  • 2001 T. Banuri, J. Weyant, G. Akumu, A. Najam, L. Pinguelli-Rosa, S. Rayner, W. Sachs, and G. Yohe (2001), Setting the Stage: Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Chapter 1 in Working Group (Mitigation), IPCC Third Assessment Report. http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/
  • 2001 T. Banuri and Erika Spanger-Siegfried, The Global Compact and the Human Economy, Journal of Human Development, 2(1) November 2001: 7-17
  • 2001 Contributor, Report of the Boston Group on Higher Education in Pakistan
  • 2000 T. Banuri and Erika Spanger Siegfried, Global Public Policy Networks, Boston: Stockholm Environment Institute, 2000
  • 2000 T. Banuri and Erika Spanger Siegfried, UNEP and Civil Society, Boston: Stockholm Environment Institute, 2000
  • 2000 T. Banuri and Sujata Gupta, The Clean Development Mechanism and Sustainable Development: An Economic Analysis, Manila: ADB, February
  • 1998 T. Banuri, Sharukh R. Khan, and Moazam Mahmood, eds. Just Development: Protecting the vulnerable and promoting growth, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1998
  • 1998 Pakistan: Environmental Impact of Cotton Production and Trade, in Konrad von Moltke et al., eds. Global Product Chains: Northern Consumers, Southern Producers, and Sustainability, (Environment and Trade 15: 1998)
  • 1998 If You Torture the Data Long Enough: The Case of the Environmental Kuznets Curve, Paper submitted for the Human Development Report 1998, UNDP (January 1998)
  • 1997 Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance, and Policy, Paper presented at UNDP Workshop on Sustainable Livelihoods, November
  • 1995 F. Amalric and T. Banuri, People, the Environment, and Responsibility: Case Studies from Rural Pakistan, London: Taylor and Francis
  • 1995 F. Amalric and T. Banuri, Population: Malady or Symptom?, Third World Quarterly, 1995
  • 1995 Noah’s Ark or Jesus’s Cross: UNCED as a Tale of Two Cities, Review
  • 1994 F. Amalric and T. Banuri, The Roots of Unsustainability: Colonization in Space and Time, in Philip B. Smith, Samuel E. Okoye, Jaap de Wilde, and Priya Deshingkar, eds., The World at Crossroads, London: Earthscan
  • 1994 Rape as a metaphor for modernity, Development, Spring
  • 1994 Justice is the Strife, New Perspectives Quarterly, 11(2): 33-7 (Spring)
  • 1994 T. Banuri, G. Hyden, C. Juma, and M. Rivera, Defining and Operationalizing Sustainable Human Development: A Guide for the Practitioner, New York: UNDP, Bureau of Programme Policy and Evaluation
  • 1994 T. Banuri and Franck Amalric, eds., Population, Environment and Responsibility, London: Parthenon
  • 1993 Landscapes of Diplomatic Conflict, in Wolfgang Sachs, ed. Global Ecology: Conflicts and Contradictions, London: Zed Press
  • 1993 Editor, with F. Apffel Marglin, Who Will Save the Forests?: Resistance, Knowledge, and the Environment, London: Zed Press
  • 1993 T. Banuri and F. Apffel Marglin, A Systems of Knowledge approach to the environmental crisis, in Banuri and Apffel Marglin, eds., Who Will Save the Forests?, Zed Press
  • 1993 T. Banuri and F. Apffel Marglin, The role of local knowledge in forest management, in Banuri and Apffel Marglin, eds., Who Will Save the Forests?, Zed Press
  • 1993 Democratic decentralization and the Judiciary, SDPI Research Report No. 1
  • 1993 Improving the Provision of Justice in Pakistan, SDPI Policy Paper Series, No. 2
  • 1993 Implementation of the Environmental Protection Ordinance 1983, SDPI Policy Paper Series, No 4 (1993)
  • 1993 T. Banuri and Martina Jagerhorn, To Him that Hath: The Social Costs of Economic Restructuring in escap Countries, Bangkok: escap
  • 1992 Editor, with J. B. Schor, Financial Openness and National Autonomy Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • 1992 Currency black markets and policy effectiveness, in Banuri and Schor, eds., Financial Openness, OUP
  • 1992 T. Banuri and J. Holmberg, Governance for Sustainable Development: A Southern Perspective, London: IIED
  • 1992 Decision making on sustainable development in Asia, Paris: UNESCO
  • 1992 Quel espoir pour les pays de Sud? in Martine Barrere, ed. Terre, patrimoine, commune, Paris
  • 1992 Editor, Economic Liberalization: No Panacea: The Experiences of Latin America and Asia, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • 1992 T. Banuri and E. Amadeo, Worlds within the Third World: Labor market institutions in Asia and Latin America, in Banuri, ed., No Panacea, OUP
  • 1992 E. Amadeo and T. Banuri, Democracy, governance, and the management of conflict, in Banuri, ed., No Panacea, OUP
  • 1992 The limits to economic liberalization: A comparison of Latin American and Asian experience, in Banuri, ed., No Panacea, OUP
  • 1990 Modernization and its discontents, in F. Apffel Marglin and S. A. Marglin, eds., Dominating Knowledge, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • 1990 A wider perspective on macroeconomics, Paper presented at bids conference on structural adjustment, Dhaka, January 14-7
  • 1990 Development and the politics of knowledge, in Apffel Marglin and Marglin, eds., Dominating Knowledge, OUP 1990
  • 1989 Durre S. Ahmed and T. Banuri, Official nationalism, ethnicity and collective violence, Paper presented at wider Conference on Systems of Knowledge, Karachi, January 14-17, 1989
  • 1986 Macroeconomic Effects of Worker Remittances, unpublished PhD dissertation, Harvard University

 

In the Media

  • Press Interview, Sustainable Chemistry. 08/15/2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tp0laar4f4- opens new window
  • Press Interview, Pakistan's Development Strategy. 05/23/2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ptxqNZs4os&feature...- opens new window
  • Press Interview at 3rd Nobel Laureates' Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden. 05/19/2011.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9q078m7L10&feature...- opens new window
  • Press Conference, Sustainable Consumption and Production. 05/12/2011.http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/05/pre...- opens new window
  • "Earthland", Speech at World Science Forum, Budapest, Hungary. 11/11/2005.http://videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/details/1174,W...

Languages

  • Arabic, basic.
  • Hindi, functional.
  • Persian, basic.
  • Urdu, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Algeria. I organized a very successful meeting on climate change and sustainable development on behalf of the Government of Algeria and UNDP in October 2011 in Algiers.
  • Costa Rica. In September 2009, I was invited by then President Oscar Arias to brief him and selected cabinet members on climate change and sustainable development in the run up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit (December 2009). Besides this I have extensive contacts with academics as well as civil society organizations from Costa Rica.
  • Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the host of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa. During my tenure at the UN, I worked very closely with the senior UN officials in Addis Ababa.
  • Guatemala. During my tenure at the UN, I organized a highly successful international conference on sustainable development, on behalf of the UN and the Guatemalan Ministry of Environment. I have extensive contacts in the government.
  • Kenya. Kenya is the host of two major UN entities, namely UNEP and UN-Habitat. I have a long history of working with both organizations, in my capacity as an independent researcher as well as a UN official.
  • Mauritius. One of my responsibilities in the UN was to coordinate UN support for the small island development states (SIDS). Mauritius is an active member of SIDS, and I organized a number of meetings there.
  • Namibia. During my tenure at the UN, I organized a very successful international conference on sustainable development in Namibia, in February 2009.
  • Pakistan. Advice on sustainable development, sustainable energy for all, and climate change, to Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan, and also through participation in annual sustainable development conference.
  • Republic of Korea. Extensive interaction with government officials, scholars, and United Nations officials, in connection with the establishment of the UN Office for Sustainable Development in Inchon.
  • Seychelles. One of my responsibilities in the UN was to coordinate UN support for the small island development states (SIDS). Seychelles is an active member of SIDS, and I organized a number of meetings there.
  • Thailand. I was the founding Director of the Bangkok Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (www.sei.se/asia) from 2004 to 2007. During this tenure, I developed networking relationships with university faculties, United Nations offices, government ministries, and civil society organizations.

 

 
 
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