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Principal Climate Change Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Tharakan has worked for ADB since 2010. He currently heads the Sovereign Energy Operations for the Greater Mekong Subregion, which involves coordinating ADB’s sovereign lending and policy support for energy activities across Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Plans, policies, projects, and partnerships should deliver concurrently on these imperatives: access to renewables, energy efficiency, and coal phaseout.