Prabhat Upadhyaya was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's International Climate Protection Fellow at Ecologic Institute from October 2010 to September 2011. As part of his fellowship project he studied how Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries can be used to upscale carbon markets. A native speaker of Hindi, he is fluent in English and is learning German.
He engaged with relevant stakeholders in the developed and developing world (with a focus on India and Germany) to determine if carbon markets and NAMAs are compatible with each other and if they can complement each other to enhance mitigation in developing countries. The core findings of his one-year research fellowship at the Ecologic Institute are documented in the report "Scaling up carbon markets in developing countries post-2012: Are NAMAs the way forward?"
Prabhat Upadhyaya started his career in 2006 with EcoSecurities, a CDM consultancy firm. In 2007 he joined The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi (India). In his three year stint at TERI he worked on policy aspects of climate change mitigation, CDM and carbon markets. He has worked on negotiation projects for the Indian Government as well as with a number of international organizations. He coordinated TERI's activities for, and represented TERI in both COP14 and COP15.