Speaker's Profile

Anand Patwardhan

Anand Patwardhan teaches in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, USA, and is Chair Professor at the Shailesh Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India. 

He has worked extensively in the area of climate policy at the national and multilateral level, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change, as well as on broader issues of science, technology, and innovation policy. 

He is a coordinating lead author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. 

He is on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the GEF, and on the Steering Committee of UNEP´s Programme of Research on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change. He was also associated with the Global Energy Assessment as coordinating lead author and co-chair of the Executive Committee. 

He served as Executive Director of the Technology Information, Forecasting, and Assessment Council of the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology, and Head at S. J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.