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Avinash Kar

Avinash Kar Senior Attorney & Director of Policy and Research, India Initiative, International Program

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Avinash Kar is a senior attorney and Director of Policy and Research for NRDC’s India Initiative on climate change and clean energy. Previously, he served as an attorney with NRDC’s Health & Environment Program for seven years, working on toxic air pollution, antibiotics in livestock, toxics in consumer products, and other issues. Prior to joining NRDC, Avinash worked on air pollution issues related to factory farms in the Central Valley of California, with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE). While at CRPE, he also served on the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee, advising the California Air Resources Board on the implementation of AB 32, California’s landmark global warming law. More recently, he served on the Governor’s Drinking Water Reorganization Task Force in California. Avinash received his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law and his undergraduate degree from Williams College, where he also spent a year studying at Oxford University.

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