Dr. Shritu Shrestha is a researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Germany. She is involved in European Commission and nationally-funded research projects on sustainable cities, transport and building, urban development, and climate action. She currently conducts environmental studies, and provides technical assistance to Asian cities on climate action and implementation of low carbon urban transportations. Her active research projects are in Kathmandu (Nepal), Kochi (India), Manila/Pasig (Philippines), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Jakarta (Indonesia). She facilitates city partnerships and knowledge sharing activities in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Shritu has a Ph.D. in energy-efficient and green buildings from the Technical University of Berlin, and a master’s degree in technology and resources management in tropics and subtropics from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She was a visiting researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute in Bangkok and UN-Habitat, Urban Mobility Unit in Nairobi.