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Smarter standards: vital for NatRef market success


About this presentation

related to ATMOsphere China 2018
published on 12 April 2018
22 pages

About the speaker(s)

Avipsa Mahapatra


Avipsa is the Climate Campaign Lead at EIA. During her five years in working on a global phase down of HFCs, Avipsa was instrumental in EIA’s international strategy formulation, overseeing technical and policy work and bringing a deep understanding of A5 concerns and relationships to the broader team. Avipsa joined EIA with over five years of climate policy management and implementation experience. She has previously worked for the World Resources Institute in developing a framework for emerging economies to initiate emissions reporting programs, and at Development Alternatives, a leading Indian research and action NGO, managing a carbon-reduction and environmental monitoring program via a large network of  diverse civil society organizations. She was an official member of the Indian delegation to UNFCCC COP 14, has also worked with the Earth Institute New York, WWF Norway, and PowerShift. She has graduate degrees from Columbia University in Climate Science and Public Policy and from the Energy and Resources Institute in India in Natural Resources Management, and held a research fellowship at Yale University in sustainable urban transport.