Experts' profiles - Natarajan Balaji
Natarajan Balaji
Natarajan Balaji has been working on Montreal Protocol related projects over the last twelve years. He holds an Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

He has worked with a leading consulting firm namely Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in India. During his tenure, he has been assisting several developing countries, particularly small volume ODS consuming countries, in developing and implementing ODS phaseout activities. His areas of expertise include ODS phaseout strategy development at the country level, refrigeration sector phaseout plans development and implementation guidance, project management in implementation of sector phaseout agreements and monitoring & reporting on achievement of ODS phaseout targets. Over the last twelve years, he has assisted several countries in Caribbean, African and Asia Pacific region in developing and implementing ODS phaseout strategies.

During the last seven years, he has worked with two important projects related to phasing-out CFC production and CTC production and consumption in India. He has also been closely working with the Ozone Cell, Government of India on awareness and capacity building and policies and regulations implementation to achieve ODS phaseout. Balaji has joined UNEP CAP team in the Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand and also served as a part of the OzonAction team at the Paris Office between July 1999 and August 2000.

Balaji's primary area of responsibility is assisting countries in the region in managing Methyl Bromide phaseout activities to achieve their compliance targets under the Montreal Protocol. Besides, Montreal Protocol, his other interests include projects and policies relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol and integrating Corporate Social Responsibilities into business strategies of companies.
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