Dr. Nitin Pandit is the CEO of WRI India. Nitin leads WRI’s work in India across all objective areas and centres of excellence and is responsible for formulating, leading, and implementing WRI India’s vision and strategy. Prior to joining WRI India, Nitin was the President of International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), where he was responsible for offices in US, UK, India, Thailand, Philippines, South Africa, China and Brazil during his 13 year tenure to implement novel sustainable energy programs in developing countries. Previously Nitin also formed and ran a boutique entrepreneurial high-tech for-profit consulting firm called Ensys Inc.
Energy ministers and delegates from more than 20 leading economies gathered at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) last week in San Francisco, to accelerate action on transitioning to the clean energy future envisioned at COP21. The historic Paris Agreement adopted by 195 countries at COP21 is an unprecedented opportunity to advance the political dialogue on international cooperation for a global clean energy transition. Can India with its exceptionally bold renewable energy (RE) targets spearhead this movement?