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Nandikesh Sivalingam, Director

Nandikesh has over 10 years experience working for non-profits on diverse issues pertaining to environment, forests, climate change and rights. Nandikesh has many years of experience working on coal and power related issues in India and has expertise in trends, policies and politics around energy sector in India. Under his guidance he enabled Greenpeace India’s victory on National Clean Air Plan, as well as pushing through the deadline on implementation of emission standards for thermal power sector. 

Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst

Lauri has over 10 years experience as an air pollution and climate expert. He has led numerous research projects on air pollution, assessing air quality and health impacts of energy policies, including more than a dozen modeling studies of the air quality and health impacts of coal-fired power plants. This research has been published and utilized in numerous countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Turkey, South Africa and others. Lauri has also contributed to numerous publications around energy solutions and air pollution and is asked frequently to attend seminars and conferences as an expert speaker. He served as a member of the Technical Working Group on regulating emissions from large combustion plants in the EU and currently serves as a member of the expert panel on regulating SO2 emissions in South Africa.

Xinyi Shen, Researcher


Xinyi is responsible for research on China’s power systems, the steel industry, and air pollution at CREA, drawing from her previous extensive experience at Greenpeace East Asia. She is currently enrolled in an MBA at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Xing Zhang, Previously Senior Analyst, CREA


Xing’s focus at CREA has been on China’s energy system transition. Her work has involved tracking the development of the power sector and energy-related policies, utilising her decades of previous experience at the IEA Clean Coal Centre, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Imperial College London. Xing continues to contribute her expertise to CREA on a by-project basis.

Meri Pukarinen, Europe-Russia Policy Officer


Meri coordinates and contributes to CREA’s work responding to Russia’s war in Ukraine. This includes tracking Russia’s fossil fuel exports, sanctions, and the war’s implications for the energy transition.

Erika Uusivuori, Analyst


A recent graduate from the University of Helsinki’s Environmental and Resource Economics master’s programme, at CREA Erika tracks and analyses air pollution, its health impacts, and energy transition policies.

Sunil Dahiya, Analyst


Sunil has over 10 years of experience as a strategist and research analyst on environmental issues. He led the energy and air pollution campaigns at Greenpeace India which resulted in the development of larger civil society momentum and clean air collective (with other groups working on air pollution issues in India), ultimately making sure that India has its first-ever National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Sunil has also been the leading expert and voice on implementation of emission standards for coal-based power plants in India. His expertise is research, policy support and coalition development on the issues of the energy transition, climate change, air pollution and community rights, etc. He has also authored multiple reports and international research papers on air pollution and energy issues.

Manoj Kumar N., Researcher


As a researcher for CREA, Manoj’s focus is on air pollution related policies and health effects in India. He also provides support by analysing air pollution and energy data.

Jobit Parapat, Researcher

Southeast Asia

As a researcher at CREA, Jobit contributes to in-depth research and analysis of the energy and air pollution sector of Southeast Asian countries, focusing primarily on Indonesia. He also supports CREA’s engagement and collaboration with other partners to deploy effective clean air solutions related to Indonesia’s energy sector.

Hubert Thieriot, Data Lead


As CREA’s data lead, Hubert is responsible for designing and implementing CREA’s data strategy while quenching analysts’ ever-growing thirst for data.

Danny Hartono, Data Scientist


As a data scientist at CREA, Danny is responsible for supporting the data needs of the analysts and the development of current and upcoming projects.

Tarja Torsti, Operations Officer


Tarja is responsible for the administration of human resources, finances and other infrastructural processes. Prior to joining CREA, she worked for the European Climate Foundation where she gained experience in grants management and finance. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of operation, finances and administration in both business and non-profit sectors.