Vice President, Tata Quality Management Services
Tata Group, India
Arunavo Mukerjee is a Steering Committee member of the UN’s Caring for Climate Initiative. He has extensive experience in coal, gas and renewable power generation. He has been with the Tata group since 1991 and has worked in USA, Europe and Africa. He leads the Tata group effort to combat climate change across its 100 companies.
His academic credentials include a BS in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA. He is a member of IEEE, USA, and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), USA. He has been a speaker in events organized by IEEE (USA), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and UNEP.
Director CDM Project Management Centre, Energy Research Institute
National Development and Reform Commission, China
Dr. Kang Yanbing, graduated from Tsinghua University, is the director of CDM Project Management Center of Energy Research Institute (ERI) under National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China. He concurrently holds such social positions as vice secretary of the Energy and Resources Comprehensive Use Committee under China Resources Comprehensive Use Association, vice secretary of Energy Efficiency and Enterprise Energy Management Committee under China Energy Research Association and member of Buildings Energy Efficiency Committee under China Buildings Association.
He won awards such as the second prize in Outstanding Scientific and Research Outputs by NDRC, the second prize in Scientific Advancement by the Ministry of Education and the first prize in Outstanding Scientific and Research Outputs by Academy of Macro-economic Research under NDRC. He has published more than 50 dissertations in key journals as well as 10 works.
Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies, Asia and Oceania
Alstom Power, Australia
Gwen Andrews is the Vice President, Power and Environmental Policy for Asia and Oceania of Alstom, a large multi-national supplier of power generation and transmission equipment. Based in Sydney, she is responsible for working with governments to represent the company’s views on matters of environmental policy and regulation.
Baker & McKenzie, Australia
Martijn is regarded as a legal pioneer in the development of legal mechanisms and regulations underpinning the emergence of international carbon and broader environmental markets, having worked in the field for more than 14 years. Martijn acts for and advises companies, multi-nationals and governments across all aspects of climate change law, policies and markets.
Martijn serves as a board member of Low Carbon Australia, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency partnership (REEEP); as the Chair of the NSW Greenhouse Advisory Council and as Professor of Climate Change Law at the Australian National University. He continues to play a key role in advising clients on the post-2012 markets together with a climate change team spanning 50 offices across the globe.
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Henry Derwent became the President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in February 2008. Previously, as International Climate Change Director for the UK Government, he oversaw UK’s role in international negotiations, in the G8 (particularly as Prime Minister's special representative during the UK G8 Presidency in 2005) and in other forums.
Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Takashi Hongo has been involved in environmental projects such as climate change, water shortage and bio-diversity. He has initiated the Nikkei-JBIC Carbon Quotation Index - the first and only carbon price index in Japan. His current main focus is on climate finance and he has taken the initiative for "GREEN + J-MRV" by JBIC and proposed the Green Finance Alliance.
He provides advice on domestic carbon trading systems and bilateral credit. He has contributed to the International Energy Agency, IPCC, UNEP, GLOBE International as well as APEC' "Green Growth Green Finance", as well as written numerous articles.
Advisor, Office of the Director General
Regional Sustainable Development Department
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dr. Xuedu Lu is an advisor in ADB. Having joined ADB in July 2010, he provides advice on the Carbon Market program and works on technology transfer and deployment regarding climate change. Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Lu worked in the Government of China and was responsible for research, policy and international negotiations on climate change. He has served the CDM Executive Board (member/alternate) for eight years.
He is a visiting professor of Tongji University, Tianjin University and Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology.