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Manjeet is the Head of LDC Support Team at Climate Analytics and is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has worked with Climate Analytics as LDC Senior Climate Policy Analyst since 2013 and has been coordinating the technical and strategic advisory support provided to the Least Developed Country Group (LDC) in the UNFCCC negotiations. He has been participating in the UN Climate Change negotiations since 2009 as a member of the national delegation of Nepal, and was a key part of the LDC efforts that led to the Paris Agreement in 2015, taking part in many of the high level processes in that negotiation in support of the LDC Chair.
Manjeet served as member of Advisory team for the Chair of the LDC Group during Nepal’s Chairmanship (2013-2014). Since then he serves as an Advisor to the Chair of the LDC Group at the UNFCCC. He has provided high-level climate leadership support for the LDCs’ officials and ministers in climate change UN-related processes over many years and is responsible for institutional capacity on climate issues.
Manjeet is a member of the Managing Committee for the Environment Protection Fund at the Ministry of Population and Environment, Government of Nepal. He is also associated with Pokhara University, School of Environmental Science and Management, Kathmandu as Faculty for Climate Change Diplomacy.
Before joining Climate Analytics, Manjeet was Program Director at Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) where he worked for about five years and also served as the functional head of the organisation from June 2011 to April 2013. He remains active on the Board of CEN as General Secretary. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management (MSc) from Pokhara University, Kathmandu. He was honored in 2009 as ‘International Climate Champion’ by the British Council. He regularly writes, teaches and presents on climate change related issues.
Key priorities of Least Developed Countries in 2018, 12 March 2018 by Gebru Jember Endalew and Manjeet Dhakal
Chair of the LDC Group and chief advisor outline the priorities in 2018 and at COP24.
Did Marrakech climate talks deliver for world’s poorest? by Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu and Manjeet Dhakal, 5 December 2016, Climate Home
Lead envoy of Least Developed Countries bloc and chief advisor assess whether the COP22 talks last month offer hope dangerous warming will be stopped.
- Briefing papers
- Synthesis of the Least Developed Countries' NDCs Climate Analytics (2017)
- The Warsaw International Mechanism - What has happened until now and what are the next big steps? Olivia Serdeczny, Manjeet Dhakal (2016)
- The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and Its Implications for Nepal Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, reviewed by Michiel Schaeffer, Diana Reckien, Bill Hare, Olivia Serdeczny and Manjeet Dhakal, Climate Analytics, (2014)
- Intended Nationally- Determined Contributions (INDCs): Opportunity for Nepal Sandra Freitas, Fabio Sferra, Manjeet Dhakal, Marie Lindberg and Florent Baarsch, Climate Analytics, (2014)