The network's diverse international secretariat supports legislators by providing policy research, strategic advice, links to policy expertise and staffing for parliamentary initiatives and global events. Our team helps coordinate the activities of the parliamentary network, as well as providing invaluable staff support to MPs in the Climate Parliament.
All team email addresses are [firstname] @ climateparl.net
Sumedha is based in New Delhi. She previously worked as a senior consultant in the renewable energy division of ITP Senergy Ltd, a leading energy and climate change consultancy. Trained in environmental sciences, Sumedha specializes in strategic consulting on renewable energy, political and regulatory analysis, and financial modeling for renewable energy projects.
Based in Brighton, Eliza studied French at King’s College, London, having spent a year studying abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Montreal in Canada. She has experience as a political campaigner and in community organisations.
A former Secretary-General of Parliamentarians for Global Action and Executive Director of EarthAction, Nick has long experience of organising innovative global political networks. He worked as a consultant on political engagement for the United Nations, and has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities on climate campaigns. Nick was co-recipient of the first Indira Gandhi Prize, presented by the President of India for his work on convening a group of heads of government to help end the Cold War called the Six Nation Peace Initiative. He is a citizen of Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.
Léa trained as a lawyer in France. After graduating from a Masters in European Law and Politics, she worked as a legal assistant at the Council of Notariats of the European Union, an organisation that promotes efficient access to justice for all in Europe. Léa has also volunteered for Notre Affaire à Tous, a French non-profit that uses litigation to fight climate change and promotes the recognition of environmental rights in legislation.
A retired Argentine diplomat, Bibiana served as Ambassador to Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. She was the Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN Habitat in Nairobi. She served as Deputy Head of the Northern Africa and Middle East Department, and as Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Department at the Argentine Foreign Ministry. Bibiana now lives in Spain, which was her first diplomatic post.
State Coordinator, Odisha
Itishree actively mobilises legislative action by state legislators for low carbon development and the promotion of renewable energy. She has worked in the development sector for 17 years. Itishree is an expert in political advocacy, action research, livelihood planning, monitoring and evaluation, and low carbon development. She obtained her graduate degree from the Xavier Institute of Management. Before joining the Climate Parliament, Itishree worked as senior director of the Voluntary Health Association of India.
Originally from Guinea, Mohamed is a governance specialist. After studying Political Science, he obtained a Masters in Ethics and Governance and a second Masters in Development, Governance and Public Management at Senghor University in Alexandria. He worked on institutional governance with UNDP in Côte d'Ivoire and is the author of the book "Citizen Participation of Young People in Côte d'Ivoire: Analysis of UNDP Actions Through the Support Project for the Empowerment of Youth Organisations".
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr Sanjay Kumar is Director-General of Forests and Director of Wildlife Preservation of the Government of India. He previously received special permission from the Prime Minister to take a long-term leave of absence to be part of the Climate Parliament secretariat, and oversaw the launch of our work in India. He combines long experience as a political decision maker with an in-depth knowledge of climate, forest and energy issues. He holds a PhD in Poverty and Rural Livelihoods from Cambridge University.
Dr. Sergio Missana
Sergio is a well-known Chilean author. He holds a PhD in Spanish from Stanford University and teaches literature part-time at Stanford’s Santiago Programme. He served as Director of Publications and Head of International Relations at the BBVA Foundation in Madrid and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre in Brussels. He was an editor of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on human rights violations committed by the Chilean military dictatorship between 1973 and 1990.
Mukul is a Delhi-based academic, writer and development professional specialized in environmental, social and human rights issues. He has received 12 national and international awards for his environmental and human rights journalism. He served as India Director of Amnesty International and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and as Director of the Bangkok-based AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. He is a part-time Professor of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University in Delhi.
Ayisha R Wadhwa
Media & Administrative Coordinator
Ayisha Ramesh Wadhwa is based in New Delhi. She works with South Asian parliamentarians to help drive the transition to renewable energy in their constituencies. Since completing her MBA, Ayisha gained more than ten years of experience in the finance and insurance sector. Before joining the Climate Parliament, she worked as a director of HDFC bank, one of the largest banks in India.