S GOPIKRISHNA WARRIER, Regional Environment Manager, PANOS South Asia, Chennai

S Gopikrishna Warrier is the regional environment manager for Panos South Asia. He works with the media in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to enhance journalists’ understanding on climate change and biodiversity. He is also Secretary, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI). His pieces on environment have been published in the Hindu Business Line, India Climate Dialogue, Frontline, Nature India, the Hindu, First Post and Forbes India. He is also a regular green blogger. From 2003 to 2011, he worked with the communication departments of two international agricultural research organisations. He was the media spokesperson for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at its headquarters at Hyderabad, India. He has also been science writer and head of publications at the Africa Rice Center at Cotonou in Benin in West Africa.