Tracker: Leela Raina
Currently pursuing an undergraduate Economics Honours degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Leela Raina also did an add-on course in Green Chemistry from Hindu College. Awarded the KPMG Foundation scholarship during her freshman year, she takes an active interest in dramatics, debating and fine arts and has founded a sustainable development society at Delhi University that works on climate change, micro-finance, rural development and women’s empowerment.
In school, she led a Silver-winning team for an Asia-wide NASA design project. In summer 2008, she interned with the CDM department in IL&FS Ecosmart, and her analysis on CDM in India was published in the November Issue of TERI’s flagship magazine 0- Terragreen. She is also working with street children at an NGO in Chandigarh.
Leela loves to dance, sing and compete in field events. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008, where she met Dr. Pachauri and other eminent leaders, served as fertile ground for inspiration. Last year she participated in the CAN International Equity Summit in Mahabalipuram and as an Agent of Change in the 2008 UNFCCC COP14.
This year after her learning experience and action research at the GTZ Summer school Hyderabad-Tirupati-Delhi on Sustainable Innovations in India she will be involved with plantation programs under the Carbon Neutral Program in association with Carbon Minus and UNEP as their National Convener.