Manjeet is Head of LDC Support Team at Climate Analytics (CA) and Director for Climate Analytics South Asia office. He provides technical inputs and analysis to the Chair and members of the LDC Group, and coordinates the support provided by Climate Analytics to the group. He also leads the CA team at the regional office in South Asia.
Manjeet also serves as an Advisor to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group at the multilateral process of the UNFCCC. In this role, he has worked with Nepal, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Bhutan and currently Senegal, and played a key part of the LDC efforts that led to the Paris Agreement in 2015. 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. He has been following and participating in the UNFCCC negotiations for more than a decade.
Manjeet was honored in 2009 as ‘International Climate Champion’ by the British Council. He is also associated with School of Environmental Science and Management, Pokhara University in Nepal as an Adjunct Faculty for climate change.
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. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management (MSc) from Pokhara University, Kathmandu. 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.
- Long term strategies: low carbon growth, resilience and prosperity for Least Developed Countries
- Synthesis of the Least Developed Countries' NDCs
- The Warsaw International Mechanism - what has happened until now and what are the next big steps?
- Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: opportunity for Nepal
- The IPCC’s fifth assessment report and its implications for Nepal
Safeguards and exit points for the World Bank as host of the Loss and Damage Fund
An agreement was reached to establish the World Bank as the interim host of the Loss and Damage Fund. Developing countries signed up to this on certain conditions. We unpack the safeguards put in place and look at the three points at which the Fund could exit the World Bank.
Loss and damage: two options in play for fund’s makeup
There are currently two options on the table for the loss and damage fund’s structure – ‘programmatic’ and ‘responsive’. We reflect on the pros and cons of each.
2023 will shape the Loss and Damage fund for years to come – have your say now
Flooding in Pakistan: where vulnerability meets climate change, devastation can follow
In the wake of the massive flooding in Pakistan, Fahad Saeed and Manjeet Dhakal explain how socioeconomic factors intersect with climate impacts in South Asia, compounding their effects on people and the environment. Based on the latest evidence from the IPCC, they break down what risks could emerge in the coming decades if warming is not limited to the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C threshold.