Shobhakar Dhakal is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change (School of Environment, Resources and Development) of the Asian Institute of Technology. His areas of interests are on energy and carbon management and policies with special focus on cities and climate change. Dr. Dhakal was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC for the Working Group III dealing with the human settlements and the climate change mitigation. He is currently co-leading an ongoing global assessment titled "Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities" of Urban Climate Change Research Network, soon to be published from Cambridge University Press. He have served as one of the lead authors of the Global Energy Assessment, member of the Consensus Panel on Low Carbon Cities of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa, member of the Cities Energy Modeling Group of the International Energy Agency, among others. He was an Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project’s office in Japan that was hosted by National Institute for Environmental Studies (2006-2012) and a Senior Policy Researcher and Project Manager at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan (2000-2006) in the past. Dr. Dhakal was also a guest scholar to International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and a visiting Professor of Nagoya University Japan in the past. His new co-edited book titled "Creating Low Carbon Cities" is just released by Springer in March 2017.