Do Developing Countries Need to Participate in a Climate Protocol?

Friday, 1. October 2004 | 9:15 Uhr


Dr. Leena Srivastava


The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India

Abstract Key Note

The linkages between Climate change and sustainable development have been recognised since the drawing up of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. All subsequent major milestones of the Climate debate have endorsed this relationship and this is now finding increasing acceptance in the scientific community as well. Given the plethora of multilateral agreements, this presentation will discuss the most productive and participative ways of engaging developing countries towards climate action.

Dr. Leena Srivastava

Leena Srivastava is currently the Executive Director, TERI, New Delhi – an independent not-for-profit research institution working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development. She was the Director of the Regulatory Studies and Governance Division, TERI from April 1999-March 2003 and of the Policy Analysis Division for five years before that.

Dr Srivastava is holding additional charge as Dean, Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI School of Advanced Studies since June 2000 where she is teaching Doctoral courses on Energy Policy and Planning and Infrastructure Economics. She has a PhD. in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. She has a number of publications to her credit and is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues.

Dr Srivastava was a Coordinting Lead Author on Working Group III of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC and is currently the Anchor for Sustainable Development and Climate Change for the Fourth Assessment Report.

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