Son of Kishore Chandra Satpathy, he hails from Bijaya Laxmi Saranpur in Ganjam district. He did his doctorate in Chemical Toxicology under the supervision of Prof B N Mishra, former vice-chancellor, Berhampur University.
Various educational institutions, including the varsity, have congratulated him. Dr Satpathy is closely associated with implementation of the ‘Vienna Convention For Protection Of The Ozone Layer’ and the Montreal Protocol On Substances That Deplete The Ozone Layer’ in India from 1994 to 2002.
While the Vienna Convention was signed in 1985, the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. India, being a party to both, mandates to comply with the provisions of the Protocol to protect the ozone layer.
A country programme was also prepared in 1993 and is under implementation. Through his active involvement, India achieved its first compliance target of freezing of production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)) and other subsequent targets.
Dr Satpathy has also participated in various Montreal Protocol meetings and helped negotiate technical input for replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for 2003-05.
He helped implement the Technical Assistance Component, monitoring and evaluation projects under sector phase out plan and is coordinating India’s CFC consumption phase out in the foam, commercial refrigeration and aerosol sectors.
He has helped deploy technical services and servicing equipment to implement the phase out and also helped achieve a reduction of 85 percent in CFC consumption in India, including total phase out in the metal cleaning sector.
Dr Satpathy has contributed significantly to development of regulatory measures to specifically implement a licensing system controlling ODS trade in India.
Islands Business, Fiji : Environment: FUTURE LEADERS SPEARHEAD CHANGE
The need to work with communities
For generations, Pacific islanders have carved their traditions, culture and living from the natural resources of land and sea.
The Pacific way, our island life, is built on a foundation of respect for the environment and the natural systems that sustain our livelihoods.
Within the current global climate of change, there is an urgent need to work with communities to learn to adapt the onset of changes in order to protect Pacific history, culture and traditions.
Throughout the region, considerable resources are invested in areas that will help communities and governments prepare for change.