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Mr Nandan Chirmulay

United Nations Development Programme (International/regional organisation)
Sector(s): Aerosols, sterilants, MDIs, miscellaneous uses; Foams; Policy, enforcement, customs; Refrigeration, air conditioning & heat pumps

Nationality: United States of America

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Description
Nandan has worked as an international technical expert for the Montreal Protocol programme since 1992 specializing in technology and policy

Quotation
The Montreal Protocol is not only the most successful international environmental agreement, but no other treaty compares to the Montreal Protocol in positively transforming and steering the industry, particularly the small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, towards a sustainable and energy-efficient future.
Keynote speech at an Industry Interaction Workshop in Indonesia (2008)

Biography
Nandan is a mechanical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology and has over 25 years experience in technology and policy areas in refrigeration, air conditioning, polymeric foams, ozone layer protection, integrated chemicals management, renewable energy & energy conservation and climate change, specializing in programme development and management covering technology transfer, technical assistance, project formulation and implementation, capacity-building, awareness creation and training activities in developing countries for implementation of regulatory compliance programmes and multilateral environmental conventions and agreements such as Montreal Protocol, Stockholm Convention, UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol.
He has provided substantive technical and policy advice for formulation and implementation of national and sectoral ODS phase-out strategies and management plans under the Montreal Protocol, from approval, project management including planning, monitoring, progress reporting, performance verification until project completion. He pioneered the development and implementation of group projects covering large number of SMEs, using innovative technology transfer models for cost-effective transition to non-ODS technologies. He was actively involved in formulation and implementation of over 360 projects and activities with a total approved funding of over US$ 200 million, targeting an ODS phase-out of over 12,000 metric tonnes upon completion. He passed away 20 March 2014.