Topics: Environment and Climate Change
Regional focus: Asia and the Pacific
Origin: India
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Leena Srivastava is the Deputy Director General – Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna. Prior to this, she was the Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi – an inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focused on sustainable development – since 2012. She has over three decades of research experience in the areas of energy, environment and climate change policies at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), including nearly nine years as its Executive Director.

She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels. Currently, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Science Advisory Group for the UNSG’s Global Climate Action Summit, a Co-Chair on the Science Advisory Committee of Future Earth and a Member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President’s Advisory Group on Climate and Sustainable Development, among others.

In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She was also invited to be a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.

She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.

Last updated: 2019