Preety Bhandari

Director, SDCD concurrently Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group
ADB
Profile / Bio: 

Preety is currently the Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) at ADB, and also serving as Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management thematic group. She is responsible for providing policy and strategic direction to ADB’s climate change program and also leads the work on climate finance, with a particular focus on accessing finance from the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Coordination of ADB’s activities in disaster risk management is also part of her portfolio.

Prior to joining ADB, she was heading the Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Program of the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. She led the support to the international negotiations on
climate fi nance, which culminated in the launch of GCF and the Standing Committee on Finance. 

She coordinated the establishment of the Technology Mechanism under the Convention, which includes the Climate Technology Centre and Network. She has also worked as the Director of the Policy Analysis Division at TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in India.

She has over 30 years of experience in environment, climate change and sustainable development, having worked on projects across Asia, and in multicultural and diverse organizations. She is on the editorial board of Climate Policy and has in the past served as a member of the core group on climate change, established by the Government of India to assess India’s strategy for the UN climate change negotiations. She has also helped adjudicate for the Climate CoLab at MIT, which mobilizes and harnesses innovative ideas to address the challenge of climate change.

Materials

Title Date Learning Materials Topic
ADB Operational Priority 3: Tackling Climate Change, Disaster Resilience, and Environmental Sustainability 03 September 2019 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Environment
Climate Change: The Politics of Action and Finance 20 September 2018 Slides Capacity Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Finance
21st Conference of the Parties: What are the Implications for Local Governments? 09 August 2017 Slides Climate Change, Governance and Public Sector Management
UN Climate Change Conference: Outcomes and Implications 01 December 2016 Multimedia Climate Change, Environment
UN Climate Change Conference: Outcomes and Implications 01 December 2016 Multimedia Climate Change, Environment
UN Climate Change Conference: Outcomes and Implications 01 December 2016 Slides Climate Change, Environment
Localizing Global Agendas: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action 27 September 2016 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
Climate Finance: Getting the Numbers Right 17 March 2016 Slides Climate Change, Finance
Innovations for Strengthening Disaster Resilience 19 May 2015 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Poverty
ADB Climate Change Program Overview 12 March 2014 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
Public-Private Partnerships and Climate Change for Green Cities 07 June 2013 Slides Public-Private Partnership, Climate Change, Urban Development
Climate Finance Architecture and the Green Climate Fund 11 April 2013 Slides Climate Change, Environment, Finance
ADB Climate Change Program Overview 21 March 2013 Slides Climate Change, Finance
The Mosaic of Climate Finance 13 September 2012 Slides Climate Change, Finance, Environment