Kartikeya Singh ’07 marches for climate change policy
Throughout his college career, Kartikeya Singh ’07 marched to the beat of a different drummer. Taking on an Individualized Curriculum Program at Furman, he pursued a major in Ecology and Sustainable Development. Now Singh, founder of the Indian Youth Climate Network, marches for climate change awareness. Having received his master’s in Environmental Science from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, Singh is currently a researcher with a background in climate negotiations at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Just days ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit in NYC where about 120 heads of state met Sept. 23, more than 400,000 climate change activists from all walks of life marched in the streets of the Big Apple. Robin Young with National Public Radio’s Here & Now caught up with Singh to ask him about his motivations. A self-described ‘academic, social entrepreneur, and diplomat in training,’ Singh was also selected as part of the 2014 national class of Switzer Foundation Fellows for Environmental Leadership.