Boodoo Zyaad - Universite des Mascareignes

Dr Zyaad Boodoo is a Lecturer in Multidisciplinary Fields at the Université des Mascareignes and a Researcher in the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability spheres. He has an eclectic academic background ranging from environmental engineering and climate change management fields to sustainability transitions and international development.

He graduated from a Bachelors in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius in 2001, completed a then-pioneer Master of Sciences in Carbon Management from a joint programme run by the School of Geosciences & Business School of the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and successfully defended a PhD in Sustainability Transitions from the Technical University of Denmark in 2018.

He has a professional track record of over 18 years as an environment and climate change practitioner within the public sector in Mauritius. He has a wide hands-on experience in the design and coordination of implementation of environment, as well as climate change-specific mitigation and adaptation policies and strategies, projects and programmes, whether at the receiving end – as a practitioner – or upstream – within international development agencies via his working experience at the United Nations Environment Program-Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (UNEP-DTU) Partnership, a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. He also has extensive working experiences in the implementation of donor projects in Mauritius focussing on Clean Development Mechanism projects under the Kyoto Protocol, Technology Needs Assessments, Global Fuel Economy Initiative, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Climate Change Adaptation, Biodiversity, amongst others.

He has participated, made presentations, and acted as panellist in numerous national and international workshops, as well as being involved in the organisation of some of them. His teaching experiences include lectures on Environment Technologies and Management Systems.

Research

Biography

Dr Zyaad Boodoo is a Lecturer in Multidisciplinary Fields at the Université des Mascareignes and a Researcher in the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability spheres. He has an eclectic academic background ranging from environmental engineering and climate change management fields to sustainability transitions and international development.

He graduated from a Bachelors in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius in 2001, completed a then-pioneer Master of Sciences in Carbon Management from a joint programme run by the School of Geosciences & Business School of the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and successfully defended a PhD in Sustainability Transitions from the Technical University of Denmark in 2018.

He has a professional track record of over 18 years as an environment and climate change practitioner within the public sector in Mauritius. He has a wide hands-on experience in the design and coordination of implementation of environment, as well as climate change-specific mitigation and adaptation policies and strategies, projects and programmes, whether at the receiving end – as a practitioner – or upstream – within international development agencies via his working experience at the United Nations Environment Program-Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (UNEP-DTU) Partnership, a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. He also has extensive working experiences in the implementation of donor projects in Mauritius focussing on Clean Development Mechanism projects under the Kyoto Protocol, Technology Needs Assessments, Global Fuel Economy Initiative, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Climate Change Adaptation, Biodiversity, amongst others.

He has participated, made presentations, and acted as panellist in numerous national and international workshops, as well as being involved in the organisation of some of them. His teaching experiences include lectures on Environment Technologies and Management Systems.

Boodoo Zyaad

Research/field of study:
International Development, Donor Support, Transformational Change, Sustainability Transitions, Carbon Management, Sustainable Development, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Climate Strategies, Climate Financing, Clean Development Mechanism, Nation

Email:
zboodoo@udm.ac.mu

Research


His research experiences have yielded a number of publications, whether directed to an academic audience through peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals, or to a practitioner audience through international guidance books for developing countries implementing transformational Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

He is actively involved in the promotion of science-based policy making locally and internationally. He is currently supporting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Working Group 3 author teams as a Chapter Scientist for Chapter 14 of the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC focussing on International Development and has acted as Expert Reviewer for Chapter 16 of the IPCC’s AR6 focussing on Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer.

He is also engaged in the promotion of women in science by acting as peer reviewer since 2019 in the Fondation L’Oréal and UNESCO’s For Women in Science programme.

Publications


Scientific Articles

  • Boodoo, Z., Mersmann, F. & Olsen, K. H, 2018. The implications of how climate funds conceptualize transformational change in developing countries. Climate and Development, vol 10, no. 8, pp. 673-686. https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2018.1442788

 

PhD Thesis

 

Book sections

 

Conference Paper

  • Boodoo, Z (2014), A review of sustainable development assessment literature that could be applied to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions“. In M. Jooste, E. Tyler, K. Coetzee, A. Boyd, & M. Boulle (Eds.), Internalising mitigation activities into the development priorities and approaches of developing countries. Proceedings of the Forum on Development and Mitigation (pp. 1-33). Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Available at: https://media.africaportal.org/documents/DevMitForumProc_27-29Jan2014.pdf

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