Urwah joined UNEP-CCC in August 2023 and works on climate-change-related issues with a focus on climate policy, carbon markets, climate finance, and NDC support. Prior to this, he consulted on climate change and sustainable development projects across 9 countries in Asia and the Pacific for various clients, including Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, supporting countries with the transformation to climate-resilient and low carbon development, and promoting multilateral and regional cooperation on climate change. Employment prior to UNEP-CCC included work with the Global Center for Maritime Decarbonization, Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reforms (Govt. of Pakistan).
Urwah has broad experience in strategy and policy development, country programming and operations, economic and sector work, and supporting regional cooperation and project processing and implementation. He is also an expert panel member of Think7 (T7), which is the official think tank engagement group of the Group of 7 (G7) on environmental sustainability and just transition.
Mr. Khan holds a post-doctorate fellowship from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at the Boston University, and Ph.D. degree from Nagoya University, Japan as a MEXT (Japanese Govt.) scholar focusing on hydrogen economy, climate change, and decarbonization of the transport and energy sector.