Dr Ajay Mathur is the Director General of the International Solar Alliance. He earlier headed the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), and was responsible for mainstreaming energy efficiency in houses, offices and industries through a number of innovative initiatives. He was a leading climate change negotiator, and was the Indian spokesperson at the Paris climate negotiations. He served as the interim Director of the Green Climate Fund during its foundational period.
At TERI, he has spearheaded the move to accelerate action towards a low-carbon and cleaner economy through the adoption of renewable energy in the Indian electricity sector, enhancing efficiency in buildings and industry, and promoting environmental quality through recycling of material wastes and biotechnology-based solutions.
He was also member of Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and co-chairs of the global Energy Transitions Commission.
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Solar is at a pivotal moment in its development. The International Solar Alliance is accelerating the transition by enabling solarization at scale and enhancing access to and bring down the cost of financing, as well as strengthening the technical and financial capacities of our Members, especially our LDCs and SIDS members.