INDIA – Naman Gupta
"Ms. Naman Gupta is working as the State Team Leader for UK-India Climate Change Innovation Program-Action on Climate Today "
Action on Climate Today supports implementation of the State Action Plan on Climate Change in Maharashtra - one of the most industrialized States in India. The Programme aims to mainstream climate change in the budgeting and planning process of the State. She is responsible for overall management and evaluation of programme activities in Maharashtra.
Naman has over eighteen years of experience of working in the sectors like; climate change, renewable energy, energy conservation, natural resources management and sustainable development. She worked in various capacities with several renowned organisations such as; British High Commission, German Technical Cooperation (now GIZ), Centre for Environment Education, Ecosecurities Group and Ernst & Young. With these organisations, her work focused on Stakeholders Engagement with Senior Government Officials, Corporates, Think Tanks & Professionals, for Policy development, Programme Management, Climate Finance Project Development, Knowledge Management and Capacity Development in the space of energy and climate change.
In her role as the Senior Advisor- Energy and Climate Change at the British High Commission in India, she was responsible for managing and evaluating the projects funded by the UK Government in the field of renewable energy, climate change and low carbon growth development. She was part of the team that worked for designing of key programmes and policies like; Perform, Achieve and Trade Scheme for energy conservation, Net Metering Policy, Carbon Index development etc. She received an Award for ‘Women Empowerment and Climate Change’ during 6th Global Economic Summit, 2017.