New IUCN president elected

14 October 2008 | Video

Ashok Khosla from India is the new IUCN president. Thousands of members gathered for the announcement this morning following yesterday's democratic election.

Ashok Khosla once held the position of a director in the United Nations Environment Programme and is Chairman of a Delhi-based Development Alternatives. The social enterprise promotes commercially-viable, environmentally-friendly technologies for rural communities of the southern hemisphere. He will succeed Valli Moosa, who has served as IUCN president since the IUCN world conservation congress in Bangkok 4 years ago.