Sameer Akbar is Senior Environmental Specialist with the Climate Policy and Finance department of the World Bank in Washington DC. He works primarily on climate change mitigation as well as co-benefits. He coordinates the World Bank's work on Green House Gas Analysis (or portfolio carbon footprinting). Prior to moving to the Climate Department, he was working with the South Asia region of the World Bank on environmental projects and safeguards. He is an engineer by training with a Ph.D. in environmental health and policy, and has been with the World Bank since 1998.