Dr Srikanta K. Panigrahi
Member to Prime Minister on National Strategic Knowledge Mission on Climate Change
Dr. SRIKANTA K. PANIGRAHI, has obtained his formal degree in Civil Engineering and then received Master Degrees in Environment Planning, Management & Business Administration and Doctorate in Public Policy Specializing Science Policy from credible Universities of India and abroad including Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany and School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. He was also an UNEP/ UNESCO Fellow, where he delivered Guest Lectures in five prestigious Universities of Europe at Humburg, Dresden, Prag, Vienna and Zurich.
He has worked for several Organizations of national and international importance, especially with Government of India and the United Nations. In fact, He was the Member-Secretary of a prestigious Working Group at Planning Commission, to prepare the historic “ National Action Plan for Operationalising Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in India “, under the Kyoto Protocol, at the instances of Indian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Moreover, he has been representing the country in the Climate Change Negotiations of non-Annex (Developing) Countries in Conference of Parties (COPs), where he specializes on “Climate Change & Development Issues”.
His areas of expertise include Environmental Policy & Strategic Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy Policy & Planning, Climate Change Adaptation, Impact & Mitigation Policy, CDM, Natural Resources Accounting, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Development, Waste Minimization, GEF Portfolio Management, National Self Capacity Building in Implementing Multilateral Agreements on Environment, Water, Sustainable Natural Resources Management, CSR, Electric Vehicle Policy and Business Sustainability Reporting, Sustainable Consumption and Production Life Style, Human Settlement Planning and Sustainable Industrial Development for Cleaner Production.
He is a Member to Prime Minister on National Strategic Knowledge Missions on Climate Change. In addition, he was instrumental in the formulation of Tenth and Eleven Five Year Plan and also had played the Key role in Planning Commission in its’ implementation in Environment & Forest Sector of the nation as Adviser. Dr Panigrahi is also now the national Vice-President Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) & Chairman, Delhi Chapter. He is a Fellow Members of Institute of Engineer’s (India) and Institute of Town Planner’s (India). In addition, He is in Governing Council of Solar Energy Society of India (SESI). He is the Director General, Carbon Minus India (CMI), New Delhi. He is also a Visiting Guest Professor to teach Strategic Management & Execution, CSR and Business Sustainability at Department Of Management Studies, IIT Delhi.
Dr Panigrahi is also awarded National Science Popularization Award from hon’able Prime Minister of India in 2004-05; for his extraordinary contribution and commitment to popularize Science among common mass, who is working in the areas of Environment Protection, Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development for last more then 30 years.