Jyoti has been working with UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (formerly UNEP DTU Partnership) since 1997 on a variety of issues on energy and the environment. This includes energy economics and energy policy, energy efficiency, renewables, technology assessment, environmental economics and policy, and climate change issues. He has worked with several developing countries in Asia and Africa on these issues.
Jyoti was Head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency at UNEP DTU Partnership from its inception in September 2013 till September 2016. Between 2011 and 2013, Jyoti was Chief Economic Advisor at Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi, where he was responsible for providing inputs and advice to the Commission on various issues from an economic perspective.
Prior to joining UNEP CCC, Jyoti was a faculty member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai. He also has rich industry experience; he has worked with power plant equipment suppliers during the initial years of his career.
One of Jyoti’s renewable energy financing projects in India won the Energy Globe Award in 2007 and the UN-21 Award for efficiency and effectiveness in 2008.
Jyoti has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, and a Doctorate in Management from the Indian Institute of Bangalore, India.