Executive Director, The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Leena Srivastava is currently the Executive Director, TERI, New Delhi – an independent not-for-profit research institution, with a staff size of nearly a 1000 people, working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development . In her three decades of experience at TERI she has worked on a range of issues covering energy and environment policy/planning, energy economics and climate change. Dr Srivastava held additional charge as Dean, Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University from June 2000 – June 2008. She has a PhD in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, and has a number of publications to her credit. She is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues.
Dr. Srivastava is a member of the International Advisory Panel, Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute; an Independent Director on Reliance Infrastructure Ltd .; Member of the International Public Policy Advisory Board (IPPAB), The Coca Cola Company; Member, International Advisory Board of Wuppertal Institute; Member, Board of Directors, Meridian Institute; Member of the Foresight Advisory Council of Suez Environment, Member, Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Member, Caterpillar's Sustainable Development Advisory Board; Member, Governing Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Member, World Economic Forum’s Energy Partnership Advisory Board and Member, Senior Advisory Group of Cement Sustainability Initiative of WBCSD. She was a member of the Advisory Group on Energy and Climate of the UN Secretary General; Expert Committee to formulate India’s Energy Policy, Planning Commission, Government of India and Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India. She serves on the research advisory councils of various academic institutions of international repute. She was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Third Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and cross-cutting theme Anchor on “Sustainable Development” for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
In 2008, the Prime Minister of the French Republic 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.