Dr Binu Parthan
Dr Parthan is the Principal at Sustainable Energy Associates (SEA), a global research, consulting and advisory organisation, and has over 25 years of professional experience in financing, policy and technology aspects of clean energy and climate change. As a consultant and expert Parthan has contributed to over 50 assignments for international agencies such as the African Development Bank, EU, Green Climate Fund IEA, MCC, UNDP, UNIDO, UN-DESA, UN-ESCAP, UNFCCC, WHO, World Bank as well as bilateral development agencies such as DfID, KfW, DANIDA, as well as government, institutional, research, private and civil society clients in clean energy, and climate change. His professional experience covers 18 countries including developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Parthan has also authored or co-authored 7 books and 21 publications and papers apart from 50 professional reports.
Prior to SEA, he was the Deputy Director General for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and was also the Executive Director of IT Power India which he co-founded and led the energy and environment practice. Parthan holds a Doctor of Technology in Low-carbon Energy from the Technical University of Graz, Master of Science in Renewable Energy from the University of Oldenburg and a Master of Technology in Industrial-Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut.
Dr. Parthan is currently on Sabbatical working for the International Renewable Energy Agency.