Professor Jyoti K Parikh is Executive Director of Integrated Research and Action for Development
(IRADe), New Delhi. She was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change
–India and is a recipient of Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC authors in 2007. She served as
the senior professor and Acting Director of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
(IGIDR), Mumbai 1986-03. IIASA, Austria for 8 years (1980-86, 76-78) and Planning Commission,
as senior energy consultant at New Delhi (1978-80).
She has served as energy consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy, EEC,
Brussels and UN agencies such as UNIDO, FAO, UNU, and UNESCO, Environment Consultant to
UNDP, World Bank and so on. She worked as an advisor to various ministries for Gov. of India
She obtained her M.Sc. from University of California, Berkeley, in 1964 and Ph.D. in Theoretical
Physics from University of Maryland, College Park in 1967. She has guided 12 Ph.D. theses in
energy, environment and climate change and given lectures in more than 40 countries around the
Publications include nearly 200 project research papers and 25 books and monographs in the area of
energy economics, climate change and modeling, energy technology assessment, rural energy,
power sector, environment economics, natural resource management and climate change.
She has guided Sixteen Ph.D./Masters theses in energy, environment and climate change area and
given lectures in more than 40 countries around the world. The topics ranged from vulnerability and
adaptation of agriculture, forestry, power sector, construction sector, and carbon emission baselines
for power, transport, cement and steel sector.
Detailed titles and references can be found in www.irade.org
- Regional Session: Power Trade for Carbon-Neutral South Asia
- Spotlight Session: Regional Power Trading: Current Status and Future Opportunities for South and Southeast Asia