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Kanchi Kohli

Co-Director, Environmental Justice, Namati


Kanchi Kohli is researcher and writer working on environment, forest and biodiversity governance in India. Her work explores the links between law, industrialization and environment justice. She seeks to draw empirical evidence from sites of conflict and locates it within national legal and policy processes. Kanchi is presently Co-Director at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program.

Since 2004, she co-coordinates an Information Dissemination Service for Forest and Wildlife cases in the Supreme Court of India and also the Campaign for Conservation and Community Control over Biodiversity related to the implementation of the biodiversity regulation in India. She has individually and in teams authored several publications, including the recent book Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis published by SAGE.

Kanchi regularly teaches at universities at law schools in India on subjects related to biodiversity, environment and community development.

Regional Focus

Central and Southern Asia