Pankaj Bhatia is deputy director of WRI’s Climate and Energy Program and the director of the GHG Protocol. He is one of the leading experts and authority on the GHG Protocol standards and tools, particularly in the areas of corporate, scope 3, and city accounting.
As GHG Protocol director, he launched and led the three-year global process that involved more than 2300 stakeholders to develop the new GHG Protocol Scope 3 and Product Standards. These standards were released in October 2011. Currently, he is leading a WRI team working to develop new state-of-art tools and standards in agriculture accounting, mitigation action accounting, and city accounting and to establish new GHG registries and programs in key major economies including China, India, and Brazil.
From 1998 to 2000, he was vice president of Tata Energy & Resources Institute, a not-for-profit research organization based in Arlington, Virginia and affiliated to The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India. From 1993 to 1998 he served TERI, New Delhi on various projects related to implementation of the Montreal Protocol in India and development of environment policy for technology transfer and capacity building in Indian industry.
He holds a Masters in process engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Bachelors in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, India.