Krishneil Narayan is a sustainable development professional with an economic, environmental and social change experience of 15 years. He is the Executive Director at Sustainable Future Consultancy specializing in sustainable development, climate change, security, youth development, education, disaster risk management, gender, social, economic and environmental project design, preparation, implementation and evaluation.
Krishneil is an experienced climate change negotiator at the United Nations where he has championed the priorities of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for over a decade, contributed to the adoption of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage in 2013, the Paris Agreement in 2015, supported Fiji's COP23 Presidency and was an advisor to the UK Government's COP26 Presidency for the climate adaptation workstream.
He also works as an advisor to the Governments, development agencies, diplomatic missions, NGOs and the private sector to formulate development action plans. Having worked in the public sector, development organizations like the United Nations; and civil society he has extensive knowledge of international, regional and national policy analysis.
I am the leader of several large research projects in New Zealand, focussing on adaptation to climate variability and change. I participated in the Samoan Climate Early Warning System project (part of the Samoan National Adaptation Plan of Action) through input to the Agriculture, Health and Forestry sectors project design. I regularly interact with NMHS and sector representatives to identify climate data and information needs and preferred delivery mechanisms. I am involved in the GFCS. I am involved in various Pacific activities, focussing on climate observations, climate outlook and early warnings, training and capacity building, fundamental climate research, and climate and health. I am a co-chair of WMO CCl OPACE-4 and the chair of the PICS Panel.