Department of Policy Studies
Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the IPCC for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She has also been invited as a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.
She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the UN Secretary General, the Energy Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum and of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue on Water. She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Member of the International Advisory Committee, The Coca Cola Company; a Board Member of the Meridian Institute; World Environment Center and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is on the: Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD and was a member of the Foresight Advisory Council of Suez Environment for six years ending June 2013.
At a think tank/science level: she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), UNEP; International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands - Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS); International Advisory Panel, Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute; Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India and the Expert Committee on Auto Fuels, Government of India. She also serves on the research advisory boards of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Germany ; and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia.
She serves on the Expert Committee to prepare fresh Regulations based on the Draft UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations, 2012, UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Member, Governing Council of Inter-University Accelerator Centre.
Dr Srivastava is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues and has a number of publications to her credit.
- Ph D in Energy Economics, Dept of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1995
- M A in Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 1982
- B A in Economics & Mathamatics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1980
Honors and Awards
- Awarded Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques) by the Prime Minister of the French Republic. (2008).Received Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the World Meteorological Organization, the IPCC and the United Nations Environment Programme for contribution to the work of the IPCC
Universal access to energy: Getting the framework right. Energy Policy
Guest Editors: Srivastava L. and Youba Sokona
Elsevier Publication Vol.47, June 2012, 93 pp,
Meeting Power Demand: A case study of the residential sector in Delhi
Jain M, Gaba V, Srivastava L
The Energy and Resources Institute 60 pp.,
National Energy Map for India: Technology Vision 2030
Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. 265 pp,
Petroleum pricing in India: balancing efficiency and equity
Misra N, Chawla R, Srivastava L, Pachauri RK
The Energy and Resources Institute, 39 pp,
Transition towards sustainable development in South Asia
Deb K and Srivastava L
The Energy and Resources Institute, 368 pp,