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Leena Srivastava


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Leena Srivastava is currently the Vice Chancellor and Executive Director (Operations) of the TERI University in New Delhi. TERI is an independent not-for-profit research institution, with a staff size of nearly a 1,000 people, working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development. 

In her three decades of experience at TERI, Dr. Srivastava has worked on a range of issues covering energy and environment policy/planning, energy economics and climate change. She has a PhD in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore 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 also a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the International Advisory Panel of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute. 

She was a coordinating Lead Author of the 3rd IPCC Report and cross-cutting theme Anchor on “Sustainable Development” for the 4th IPCC Report. She was a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, member of the Expert Committee to formulate India’s Energy Policy, and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India. She serves on the research advisory councils of various academic institutions of international repute.

TERI University, India