Review Committee

The review committee is drawn from academics and practitioners in the development and climate change fields and includes:

Anthony Black

Development economics, industrial policy and climate change


Chandra Bhushan

Deputy Director General of the Centre for Science and the Environment (CSE)

Chandra Bhushan is the Deputy Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). CSE is one of India’s leading public interest research institutions. Bhushan has a diverse and distinguished track record in research, writing and policy advocacy. He has researched and written about issues ranging from industrial pollution to energy security and climate change and from water crisis in Indian sub-continent to political economy of natural resource extraction. His academic qualifications include bachelors in civil engineering and masters in environmental planning and technology.


Hernan Carlino

Climate policy specialist, with a background in economics, negotiations, regulatory affairs, and education.

He has some 25 years of experience in the area of environmental economics and regulation. For the last 16 years he has worked directly on policy negotiations at Argentina and International Level on Climate Change, including REDD. He has also worked directly on UN level Carbon Market Regulation, as a member of the CDM Executive Board and the CDM Accreditation Panel. He has also experience in designing and implementing projects mainstreaming climate change in national strategies and plans, internalising climate issues and elaborating scenarios, as well an in depth practical knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean region.


Brent Cloete

Manager: Climate Change and Energy Economics at DNA Economics, Pretoria, South Africa

Brent is an economist experienced in conducting sector studies, socio-economic and regulatory impact analyses, evaluating donor programmes and providing policy and strategy advice to public and private sector clients. He manages the Climate Change and Energy Economics division of DNA Economics, a specialist economics consultancy in Pretoria, South Africa.


Kim Coetzee

PhD & MAPS Researcher, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

Kim is a PhD researcher at the Energy Research Centre.  Kim’s research interests lie  in global environmental governance, specifically the overlap between the trade and climate change regimes, low carbon development strategies, and the role of alternative ideational constructs in the governance of climate change. Kim holds an MSocSc in International Relations, and an Honours degree from the Open University, London.


Navroz K. Dubash

Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Navroz works on climate change governance at global, national and sub-national levels; the political economy of energy in India and Asia and the role of civil society in global environmental governance.  He is a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and has been a member of India’s Expert Committee on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth, and numerous other energy and water related expert groups of the Planning Commission. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals including Global Environmental Politics, Climate Policy, Journal of Environment and Development, and the newly launched Energy Research and Social Science.

His recent publications include an edited Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Politics and Governance, a co-edited special issue of Climate Policy entitled “Beyond Copenhagen” and a co-edited special issue of Global Policy on Global Energy Governance.  He has a long history of engagement with civil society organizations, including as the first international coordinator of the Climate Action Network, from 1990-92.

Navroz holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.


Anthony Leiman

Director: Environmental Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Associate Professor Tony Leiman is a Director of the EPRU (Environmental Policy Research Unit) in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town where he focuses on environmental and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis and related matters surrounding the informal sector.


Rodrigo Palma-Behnke

IEEE senior member and associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Chile, Santiago

Rodrigo was born in Antofagasta, Chile. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. on Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Dr.-Ing. from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Chile. His research field is the planning and operation of electrical systems in competitive power markets, new technologies, microgrids, and power system education. He is the Director of the Energy Center and the Solar Energy Research Center SERC-Chile. He is the research leader of the MAPS-Chile project.


Amaro Pereira

Graduate in Economics at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Master in Sciences in Energy Planning at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and PhD in Energy Planning at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

He has been technical advisor of the Energy Research Company ((EPE). He is currently Associated Professor of Energy Planning Program at COPPE / UFRJ and director of ILUMINA (Instituto de Desenvolvimento Estratégico do Setor Energético). He is also researcher at CentroClima/LIMA/COPPE/UFRJ. He has experience in energy and environmental modelling, besides working in subjects such as energy sector regulation, analyses of new technologies and different energy sources and in issues related to climate change.


Joyashree Roy

Professor of Economics and currently ICSSR National Fellow at Jadavpur University, Kolkata

She initiated and also coordinates the Global Change Programme (www.juglobalchangeprogram.org) which focuses on climate change research and beyond. She also directs Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Project (http://www.jusylffprogram.org) on “Tradition, Social Change, and Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach” at Jadavpur University.

She was a Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California , USA. She is among the network of scientists who shared in 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC (Intergovernmental panel on climate change). She is co-sharer of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz Prize for water, 2012. She has been involved in preparation of Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment and many other national and global reports. She is in Steering committee of several national and International science-policy interactive platforms and in editorial boards of many international journals. In her independent research capacity she has authored/co-authored a number of books and written around seventy five articles in peer reviewed leading professional journals and books. She is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development challenges.

She has widely travelled for research collaborations and research capacity building. Current research interests are: Economics of Climate Change, modelling energy demand, economy-wide modelling exercises for deriving policy implications, water quality demand modelling, water pricing, sustainable indicator estimation, natural resource accounting, valuing environmental services, and developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation.


Richard Sherman

Technical advisor at South South North, member of the Government of South Africa’s Official Negotiating Delegation to the UNFCCC

Richard Sherman serves as a technical advisor on multilateral environmental agreements, international environmental governance, climate change and sustainable development. He is a member of the Government of South Africa’s Official Negotiating Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where he focuses on issues relating to climate finance and governance. He is currently the Advisor to the Co-Chair of the Board of the Green Climate Fund and is the convenor of the African Group of Negotiators Finance Working Group.


P.R. Shukla

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Specialization in energy and environment modelling and policies. Current interests are in energy efficiency, energy-environment modelling, renewable technologies, decentralized planning, integrated assessment modelling and climate change policy analysis. Has worked extensively with government organizations, international agencies, NGOs and private organizations. Lead Author of IPCC Second Assessment Report and Technical Papers 1 and 4. Co-author of six books on energy and environment policies. Has published extensively in reputed journals.


Fei Teng

Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Low carbon energy lab, Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.


Emily Tyler

Independent Climate Economist, Cape Town, South Africa

Emily has been involved in the financial and economic implications of climate change mitigation since 2001, when she assisted the auction of carbon allowances in the first round of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme.  Between then and 2004 she undertook climate change policy and strategy consulting in the UK and Europe during the early stages of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, including renewable energy policy development and corporate climate change response. Emily then returned to South Africa to work on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project transactions for the NGO SouthSouthNorth, and initiated and managed projects for companies, donors and government involving the use of carbon finance for sustainable energy interventions in the southern African region.

In 2007 Emily started the Climate Change Practice of Genesis Analytics, a South African economic development consultancy.  The Practice focused on carbon policy and strategy issues in both the public and private sectors, and project transactions in Africa.   She worked particularly in the banking and mining sectors, understanding and developing appropriate climate change response strategies for companies. Consulting independently since 2009, Emily has focused on national mitigation policy, planning and strategies in South Africa, and the application of the international concepts of Low Carbon Development Strategies and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries.  Energy policy, economic mitigation policy instruments and the interface of climate and development are key interest areas. Clients have included the South African government, academic institutions, large corporates, environmental NGOs, and energy and development think tanks.  Emily lectures in climate policy and finance at local universities, and serves on a number of NGO, academic and company advisory boards.


Harald Winkler

Director, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

Harald’s research interests are focused around climate policy, at international and national level. He led the research work underpinning South Africa’s Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS). His current work includes work with other developing countries to share the LTMS exprience in a programme called MAPS – Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (see www.mapsprogramme.org). He developed the proposal of sustainable development policies and measures (SD-PAMs). Research areas have included equity and future commitments to climate action; economics of climate change mitigation; energy scenarios for South Africa and Cape Town; the links between sustainable development and climate change; renewable energy and mitigation. Harald has taught and supervised at post-graduate level since 2000. He is rated as an “internationally acclaimed researcher” (B2) by SA’s National Research Foundation.


Francis Yamba

Director at the Centre for Energy, Environment and Engineering Zambia (CEEEZ). Part of the 700 scientists on the IPCC awarded the Nobel Peace Prize collectively 

Professor Yamba  holds an MSc(1972)  and PhD (1978) and is a  full professor in mechanical engineering with a bias on thermal sciences and energy and  environment since 1985, and currently serves as Director at Centre for Energy Environment and Engineering Zambia (CEEEZ).  Has 40 years of experience in teaching, research and development, consultancy, management, engineering applications. Has served as Dean – School of Engineering at the University of Zambia, Executive Director-Technical at INDECO (Industrial Development Corporation), Managing Director of Engineering Services Corporation (ESCO). He is currently serving as Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Industrial Training Centre. He is among the (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 700 scientists world wide who have been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize together with former US vice president Al Gore. He has also been awarded the Business Leaders Partnership Forum Award for academia for distinguished achievements that has impact on society, August 2006.

A full draft programme is now available.