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Igor Bashmakov

Igor Bashmakov

Executive Director, Russian Centre for Energy Efficiency


One of the leading Russian specialists in the development and implementation of energy efficiency policies, particularly the organizational, economic and financial aspects of this policy.

He has significant experience in the organization of work in many regions of Russia on major projects of the Center for Energy Efficiency (CEE). He has 15-year experience in reforming housing and public utilities, intergovernmental relations and municipal policy, and in forecasting energy consumption in the regions of the Russian Federation.

He is engaged in the development of the federal and regional legislation, programs and policy on energy saving, reforming housing and public utilities and inter-budgetary relations.

From 1973 to 1978, he studied at the Department of Economic Cybernetics, the Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (qualification Economist-Mathematician).

Author or co-author of 18 books, including “Heat, Money and Housing Reform”.

Candidate of Economics.

In 2000, for the work on the development of the institutional framework for energy efficiency policy in Russia, he received the international Climate Technology Leadership Award.

Nobel Peace Prize winner as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).