Senior Advisor

Gopal D. Patel, a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner and consultant, is a senior advisor at the Center for Earth Ethics. For more than a decade, Gopal has spearheaded the development of environmental initiatives engaging religious communities and leaders in India, East Africa, Europe and North America.

He is co-founder and director of Bhumi Global, a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize Hindu communities globally for environmental action. He is co-chair of the United Nations Multi-faith Advisory Council and a member of the Advisory Board to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. He also serves as an advisor to a number of interfaith and environmental initiatives, including the WWF Beliefs and Values Programme, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Born and raised in England, Gopal currently lives in the New York City Metro Area.