Joydeep Gupta South Asia Director, Third Pole
Joydeep is the South Asia Director of the Third Pole Project, run jointly by chinadialogue and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. He is an Indian journalist who has been writing on environmental issues since covering the Bhopal disaster in 1984. Joydeep Gupta writes and commissions articles on climate change, biodiversity, pollution and sustainable development for the bilingual environmental news website www.thethirdpole.net. He is a lead trainer at workshops for environmental journalists from South Asia and South-East Asia. Gupta covered the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, UN climate summits in Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, and Paris and the biodiversity summit in Nagoya. He has reported for Indo-Asian News Service, The Statesman, The Sunday Observer and Sunday Mail, and is the Secretary of the Forum of Environmental Journalists in India. For his contributions to environmental journalism, Gupta won the 2012 Green Globe Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Joydeep teaches Development Journalism to postgraduate students at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi and holds a Masters in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management from the University of York (UK).