Tanzeed Alam, Managing Director, Earth Matters Consulting. Role: Climate change expert
For over 15 years Tanzeed has promoted positive change on climate change, energy and environmental conservation across three continents within government, industry, businesses and communities. Tanzeed has recently led the work on the Zayed Sustainability Prize, a major global sustainability prize, awarded by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He has helped to develop Masdar’s report on renewable energy desalination and the Government of Dubai’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. He also assisted the WWF UAE with a study understanding private sector engagement with a Sustainable Blue Economy in the UAE. Tanzeed is a regular expert reviewer and writer for important government policy documents, with experience working on the DPSIR methodology for the EAD State of the Environment Report 2017. Previously, Tanzeed directed the WWF Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Policy work in the UAE and GCC region, representing WWF at UNFCCC and IRENA conferences. He led a team to develop UAE’s Climate Change Adaptation, communications and Data MRV strategies for the National Climate Change Plan 2017-2050. He worked on studies on green economy, climate change risks, and led the team that worked with the UAE government to develop energy efficiency standards for lighting and vehicles. He also led the award winning ‘Heroes of the UAE’ awareness campaigns about climate change and sustainable living. Previously, Tanzeed was Science Policy Advisor for Energy & Climate Change at the UK’s independent scientific academy, the Royal Society, coordinating scientific reviews of the Stern Review on Economics of Climate Change, IPCC reports, studies on Sustainable Biofuels, Radioactive Waste Management and Energy Policy. He also worked with a think tank in the UK ‘Carbon Sense’, helping businesses develop strategies and plans to address climate change.
Tanzeed has a post graduate MSc in Conservation from University College London and a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh.