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Dr Leena Srivastava

Vice Chancellor

Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. 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.

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 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. She has also been invited as a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.

She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the UN Secretary General. She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Board Member of the Meridian Institute; World Environment Center and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is on the: Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD.

At a think tank/science level: she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), UNEP; International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands - Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS); Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India.. She also serves on the research advisory boards of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Germany ; and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia.

Dr Srivastava is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues and has a number of publications to her credit.

Dr Srivastava is a member of various committees and Boards both at the international and national levels, she serves on the Executive Committee of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the UN Secretary General and the. At a think tank/science level Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), UNEP; International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands - Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS); High-Level Advisory Panel for the IEA's forthcoming World Energy Outlook special report on energy and climate change; Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India.

She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Board of Meridian Institute; World Environment Center, Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is a member, Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD.

She also serves on the research advisory boards of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Germany ; and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia.

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 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. She is the first recipient of Richard von Weizsacker Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Stiftung 2012.

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, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India; International Advisory Panel, Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute and International Advisory Committee, The Coca Cola Company; Foresight Advisory Council of Suez Environment, Energy Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum and the Expert Committee on Auto Fuels, Government of India.

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.

Dr Srivastava is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues and has a number of publications to her credit. 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.