Speaker's Profile

NH Ravindranath

Prof Ravindranath’s research, writing and advocacy work covers various dimensions of climate change. He has worked extensively across Asia, and is currently an advisor for a World Bank project on climate resilience forestry in Bangladesh. He is also working on assessing the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems in Himalayan river basins. He has co-authored several IPCC assessment reports on climate change, and is part of the Working Group on Mitigation and the IPCC Synthesis Report writing team. From 2008 – 2012 he was a member of the Science Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environmental Facility for climate change focal area. 

Prof Ravindranath has published eight books, of which four are on topics related to climate change, and over 150 peer reviewed research papers, of which 60 are related to climate change. He sits on the editorial board of four international journals, including Current Science and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, and has helped bring out special issues of these journals devoted to climate change. He is a UNFCCC expert in greenhouse gas inventory, a member of various expert committees on climate change for the Indian government, and has also lent his expertise to the World Bank, UN organizations and several international institutes.