Mr Rajani Ranjan Rashmi is engaged with the Resource Efficiency & Governance Division of The Energy and Resources Institute as a Distinguished Fellow. At TERI, Mr Rashmi works on issues relating to climate policy, strategy, carbon markets, and environmental sustainability.
A retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Mr Rashmi is an expert on climate change related policies, strategy, actions, and international negotiations. He has been involved with formulation and implementation of public policies of the central and state government in the field of environment, commerce, and finance for over 35 years.
Mr Rashmi has been part of climate change policy making in India in the run-up to and after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change where he held senior positions for several years, he was India's principal negotiator under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As Special Secretary in the Ministry, he guided work and policy relating to national and state level climate action plans, pollution, environmental clearances, and Green India Mission.
In 2018-19, Mr Rashmi served on the Sub Committee of the Ministry of Finance on Climate Finance. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Body of the International Civil Aviation Organisation for administering CORSIA since 2019, and a member of the Core Committee on Environment set up by the NHRC since 2022. He is associated, in advisory capacity, with several other organisations such as the NAFCONS, the Consultancy wing of the NABARD on international climate business and the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF).
In 2008, he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration for his contribution to management of finances in the state of Manipur. An alumnus of Patna University, Mr Rashmi is also a management graduate from the Free University (Vriet Universitiet) of Brussels.