Chirag Gajjar Heads Subnational Climate Action in Climate Program at WRI India, where he oversees Climate Mitigation Initiatives. He works on various topics on National, Sub-national and Corporate Climate strategy. Chirag oversees the work of a team that aims to catalyze and support climate action by states, cities and businesses for the coming years. In addition, Chirag works with network of experts and state and city officials to synergize national and regional climate actions.

He has been working to promote solutions to climate change for more than 15 years. Before joining WRI India, Chirag worked extensively on carbon market projects under various mechanisms. He is a well-known expert in GHG accounting and inventory. Chirag worked with the climate change division of Deloitte as Assistant Manager and Lead Validation and Verifier at Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emissions Services, Inc.

Chirag holds master’s in chemical engineering from Gujarat University. He is also a certified management systems auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and Responsible recycling (R2).

Originally from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Chirag, his wife and daughter live in Mumbai.