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About the Vice-Chancellor

About the Vice-Chancellor
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice-Chancellor, TERI SAS

Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.


At a think tank/science level, she is a Co-Chair, Future Earth Advisory Committee; member of the President's Advisory Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank; Ad Hoc Informal Multi-stakeholder Technical Group of Advisors on Sustainable Development Goal 7, United Nations; the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel, UK; the Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India, Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer, India, the International Advisory Panel of Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany She serves as a Board Member of the Meridian Institute, USA and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden. She served on the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), UNEP (till 2016) and the Administrative Board of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative till August 2017.


She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. India and Shree Cement Ltd., India. She is also on the Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD and the Advisory Group of Consocia Advisory, India.


In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the IPCC for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She has also been invited as a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.


Dr Srivastava is on the Editorial Board of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions and she has a number of publications to her credit.

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