Prof. Dr. Nijavalli Hanumantha Rao Ravindranath Prof. Dr. Nijavalli Hanumantha Rao Ravindranath
Director

Expertise

He has focused his research, advocacy and publications on various dimensions of Climate Change -Mitigation Assessment

Dr. N H Ravindranth is a retired professor from Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He has focused his research, advocacy and publications on various dimensions of Climate Change -Mitigation Assessment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in Land Use Sectors, Impact of Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment in Forest and Agro-ecosystems, Adaptation and Climate Resilience, Forest Ecology, CDM and REDD+ Projects. He has also worked on Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biomass Production, Environmental / Ecosystem Services, and Citizen Science.

Prof. Ravindranath is a UNFCCC expert for GHG (Greenhouse Gas) inventory reports submitted to UN. He has published 8 books (from Oxford and Cambridge Uni. Press, Kluwer, and Springer Publishers) out of which 4 are on Climate Change and published over 150 peer reviewed research papers out of which about 60 are on Climate Change. He is author for several IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Assessment Reports on Climate Change – WMO and UNEP focusing on mitigation in forest sector, as well as for IPBES (Inter-Governmental Platform on Bio-diversity and Eco-system Services)-Reports.

Prof. Ravindranath was the Science Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) member of GEF (Global Environmental Facility) for Climate Change Focal Area during 2008 – 2012. Currently he is the Scientific Advisory Panel Member for Global Environmental Outlook (GEO 6).