Mr. Shyam Nokta is a natural resources, environment and climate change specialist and Chief Representative for the Caribbean for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Mr. Nokta previously served as Adviser to the President and Head of Guyana’s Office of Climate Change where he played a key role in overseeing Guyana’s response to climate change and the development and implementation of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).
Mr. Nokta is eminently qualified in the field of natural resources, environmental management, climate change and green growth with substantial experience in policy, strategy development and projects implementation. He is the founder and Managing Director of Environmental Management Consultants Inc. (EMC), one of Guyana’s premier environmental service providers which offers a range of services to the private sector, NGOs and Governments.
Mr. Nokta has been integrally involved in Guyana’s private sector and is the immediate past President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA). As a member on the Council of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) he headed the Energy Sub Committee and currently chairs the Energy Committee of the American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Guyana.