Dr. Binu Parthan is an award winning renewable energy and finance adviser and has over 20 years of professional experience in financing, policy and technology aspects of renewable energy. As a consultant and expert, Parthan has contributed to over 50 assignments for international and bilateral agencies such as the African Development Bank, EU, GCF, IEA, UNDP, UNIDO, UN-DESA, UN-ESCAP, UNFCCC, WHO, World Bank, DfID, KfW, DANIDA, as well as for government, institutional, private, research and civil society clients in sustainable energy, and climate change. His professional experience covers 20 countries including developing countries in Asia and Africa. Parthan has also authored or co-authored 7 books and 21 publications and papers apart from over 50 professional reports. He was the Deputy Director General for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and was also the executive director of IT Power India which he co-founded and led the energy and environment practice. Parthan holds a Doctor of Technology in Low-carbon Energy from the Technical University of Graz, Master of Science in Renewable Energy from the University of Oldenburg and a Master of Technology in Industrial-Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut.