Shri Pallav Purohit is a Visiting Research Fellow (Climate Change and Sustainability) at IISD. He is deeply involved in many Of IISD's Research and Policy Projects on Sustainable Energy Development, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Strategy and Management as well as Environmental Sustainability; Who is a PhD in Energy Policy and Planning from IIT, Delhi and e8 Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Sustainable Energy Development from the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly known as the e8 network), at International Climate Policy, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) in Germany. In addition, He is a Senior Research Scholar in the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. He developed and implemented the global fluorinated GHG Module in the IIASA GHG and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) Model, including experimenting Policy applications involving the GAINS Model in Industrialized and Developing Countries. His research interests include integrated assessment of Air Pollution and GHGs, Short-lived Climate Pollutants, Energy Economics, Policy, and Planning.
The focus of his research at HWWI was on the detailed technical evaluation of renewable energy options towards a more policy-oriented analysis of the chances and risks of such technologies under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. Moreover, He is also a Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; the Department of Built Environment & Energy Technology at the Linnaeus University, Sweden; and the School of International Development of the University of East Anglia, UK.
In addition, Pallav is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI) and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards ofEnvironmental Challenges (Elsevier), Discover Sustainability (Springer Nature) and Sustainability (MDPI). He has edited several special issues for Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (Springer Nature), Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer Nature) and Sustainability (MDPI) as a Guest Editor. He has contributed to several Policy Reports of the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC (SR15) and the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).