Last updated on: 2/17/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Adnan Z. Amin, MPhil Biography

Title:
Director-General at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We already know the world’s renewable energy resources are abundant, eternal and have the potential to fully meet global energy needs while reducing emissions and mitigating climate change.”

“The Falling Costs of Renewable Energy: No More Excuses,” huffingtonpost.com, Nov. 30, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2011-present
  • Interim Director-General, Preparatory Commission, IRENA, 2010-2011
  • Former Head, United Nations (UN) System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) Secretariat
  • Former Director, New York Office of UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Former Special Representative to UNEP Executive Director
  • Former Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence
  • Trustee and Member of the Board of Directors, World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 2000-2006
Education:
  • MPhil (Master of Philosophy), Development Studies and Economics, University of Sussex, 1982
  • BA, Economics, University of Sussex
Other:
  • National of Kenya
  • Twitter: @adnanzamin
Quoted in:
  1. Will Alternative Energy Development Create More Jobs?