Pankaj Bhatia is the Acting Director of WRI’s Climate Program and Director of GHG Protocol. As Acting Director, he helps manage one of WRI’s largest programs and oversees the TRAC Signature Initiative as well as the GHG Protocol. In addition, Pankaj is one of the leading experts and authority on the GHG Protocol standards and tools, particularly in the areas of corporate, scope 3, mitigation action, and city accounting.

He launched and led the three-year global process that involved more than 2,300 stakeholders to develop the new GHG Protocol Scope 3 and Product Standard released in October 2011. He led GHG Protocol teams to develop new global standards for mitigation goals, policies and actions, the agriculture sector and cities, and to implement new GHG 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 Master in process engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Bachelors in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, India.