Position: Programme Officer, Southeast Asia Climate Change Network
Phone: +66 2 288 2621
Area(s) of Expertise: Mr. Rajiv Garg joined UNEP in September 2009 and his responsibilities are to develop and implement climate change mitigation activities in the ASEAN countries. This includes activities on capacity building, carbon finance, energy efficiency, energy management systems, NAMAs, LEDs etc. He is also responsible for development, analysis and sharing of knowledge amongst the national climate change focal points. He is also helping in implementation of the Global lighting project (en.lighten) and is the project manager for the GEF funded project on energy efficient lighting in Vietnam.. Rajiv has expertise’s in multiple areas of climate change mitigation (energy efficiency in large industries, buildings and commercial establishments, SMEs etc. energy access , renewable energy, electricity generation –transmission and distribution; carbon financing, demand side management ); environment management and cleaner production. He has also developed several technical documents and manuals on various technologies and concepts for UNEP and other multilateral institutions. Working with the National Cleaner production Center in India, he has experience on cleaner production and environment management issues both at the grass root level and macro policy formulation and implementation level. He also has a large experience on energy and related issues, work in industries, public and private utilities, NGOs and the Government. Prior to joining UNEP he was working with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India. He was managing the portfolio of energy efficiency in Industries. He played a key role in formulation of “Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT)” scheme, which is a “cap and trade” scheme for Indian industries. Rajiv is a certified energy auditor and manager by the Government of India and holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering (Environment and Water Resources Engineering) from Aligarh Muslim University, India.