Dr. Srinivasan received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK and has about 20 years of professional experience in interdisciplinary research and management including climate change policy. Prior to joining the ADB, he was a Principal Researcher and Manager of the Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. His research focused on international cooperation on climate change including adaptation, market mechanisms, and co-benefits of climate change policies. He conceptualized and organized a series of national, sub-regional and regional policy dialogues with decision makers in Asia on climate regime beyond 2012. He also designed and assisted in the implementation of a multi-year, multi-country integrated capacity strengthening program for the Clean Development Mechanism, and assessed options for mainstreaming adaptation concerns in agriculture and water sectors, and in protection of critical ecosystems in Asia and the Pacific. From 1995 to 2002, he was a team leader of the Geospatial Analysis Center at the Regional Science Institute, Japan where he managed research projects on precision agriculture, carbon sequestration, and capacity development for environmental adaptation, and identified opportunities for crop diversification and sustainable farming systems in a changed climate. From 1989 to 1995, he worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); the Hokkaido National Agricultural Experiment Station and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, where he analyzed the impact of climatic variations on various crops, examined environmental adaptation potentials, and collaborated with researchers from developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America on capacity strengthening efforts.
Dr. Srinivasan has received many awards and honors including a gold medal and letter of appreciation from the Prime Minister of India, and Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation Prize of the United Nations University. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. His name has been listed in publications such as “Who's Who in the World” and “Who's Who in Science and Engineering” since 1999. He has edited 6 books, authored over 80 publications, and presented more than 100 times at national and international conferences.