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Gracia Paramitha

Gracia Paramitha
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Gracia Paramitha is currently a lecturer and Deputy Head of International Relations Programme Study at Communication and Business Institute, London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Jakarta. She is also a PhD Candidate in Politics at University of York, United Kingdom. Her PhD thesis is bilateral climate change governance in Indonesia. She is interested in doing research and discussing about sustainable development goals (SDGs), youth, climate change, politics, and environmental policy. She is now teaching SDGs and International Organization for undergraduate students, and Stakeholder Relations for postgraduate students. Some books and articles were written through her academic and non-academic activities, such as: “Tata Kelola Lingkungan Hidup Global” textbook, “Kisah Perantau Ilmu: Amerika-Eropa” and “Explore 20: Kisah Perantau Ilmu” Book (published by Elexmedia, Gramedia Group with PPI Dunia and became best-seller books in 2017 and 2018). As her social or community service, she has been Co-Founder of Indonesian Youth Diplomacy, which brought her to London as the Indonesian Delegate to Y8 Summit 2013. A passionate environmentalist, she was a Global Youth Advisor to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)’s TUNZA Programme, representative Asia Pacific region in 2011-2013 (www.unep.org/Tunza). She had been involved actively on the online discussion of post 2015 agenda (http://worldwewant2015.org) and became one of UNEP Today’s Expert on Green Economy issues (http://www.unep.org/experts/Default.asp?Page=profiles&ExpertID=2692&ShowList=no&eName=Gracia%20Paramitha). Another interesting experience that Gracia did with UNEP was becoming a Host/Presenter for documentary film project in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU). The film told about Invasive Allien Species (IAS) in East Java, September 2013. She was born in Surabaya and still contributes or advises children and youth there about environmental activities through Tunas Hijau Club. Her motto is ‘sustainability is integrity’.