Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnakadu

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Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnakadu is a noted Environmental Scientist, Environmental writer and Environmental activist. He is now discharging his duties as the Honorable Director of the Department of Ecological Concerns of Church of South India (CSI). He was also a member of the Pampa River Basin Authority, constituted by Govt of Kerala.
He was a former faculty of Chemistry and the Principal at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara. He has been actively involving in many issues related to environmental conservation. In 1990’s, he initiated the Green Church Movement in India. He considers caring for life on Earth is a spiritual commitment. As a socially committed person, he started working as an environmental activist besides his teaching career and was also associated with the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, a People’s Science Forum. While he was in charge of the Ecological wing of CSI, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Alliance for Religions and Conservation (ARC) has honoured the ecological contributions and long-term commitment of CSI in protecting the life in this planet.