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Prof. Mohan Munasinghe is Founder Chairman of the Munasinghe Inst. of Development (MIND) and MIND Group, Colombo;  the 2021 Blue Planet Prize Laureate (also called 'Environmental Nobel Prize'); and Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4), who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Heads of five countries have presented highest national awards to him. He is also Chairman, Presidential Expert Commission on Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030 Vision; Distinguished Guest Professor at Peking University, China; and Honorary Senior Advisor to the Government of Sri Lanka
He has earned post-graduate degrees in engineering, physics and development economics from Cambridge University (UK), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and McGill University and Concordia University (Canada). Prof. Munasinghe has also received several honorary doctorates (honoris causa). Highlights from 40 years of distinguished public service include working as Senior Energy Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Advisor to the United States Presidents Council on Environmental Quality (PCEQ), and Senior Advisor/Manager, World Bank.

He has taught as Visiting Professor at several leading universities worldwide, and won many international prizes and medals for his research and its applications. Prof. Munasinghe is world renowned for developing the integrated, trans-disciplinary 'Sustainomics' methodology for sustainable development. He has authored over 120 books and 400 technical papers on economics, sustainable development, climate change, power, energy, water resources, transport, environment, disasters, and information technology. He is a Fellow of several internationally recognized Academies of Science, and serves on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals.

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