Executive Director, IRADe, India
Dr. Jyoti K Parikh is Executive Director of Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), New Delhi. She was the member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change 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 1986-2003, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria for 8 years (1980-86, 76-78) and the Planning Commission.
She has served as the 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 has given lectures at Stanford University, Yale, Brown, Oxford, Columbia and many other countries around the world.
She has guided PhD/Masters theses on diverse topics like vulnerability and adaptation of agriculture, forestry, Inter regional trade of power in |India, construction sector, and carbon emission baselines for power, transport, cement and steel sector.
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.