Anoop Poonia - Policy Coordinator: Financial Flows

Policy Coordinator: Financial Flows

Anoop brings to CAN his 14 years of experience which have been everything but a linear journey. He regards himself as a keen learner for life thriving on new assignments even as he enjoys blending strategic thinking with lateral and drawing upon previous experience.

He came to CAN family in 2009 through national coordination role with Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), a member of CAN, and in 2014 with CAN-South Asia (CANSA), the regional node of CAN. Simultaneously, since 2015, Anoop also coordinated CAN’s Climate Finance working group through Paris COP21 till the recently concluded UNFCCC session in Bonn. In his new role with CAN, he is keen to engage with the financial sector, something which has been on his list for a long time.

Besides working on climate change, Anoop has previously also worked in international trade, financial services (operations, quality control & business development), and legal documentation support to tribal communities. He has co-founded India’s first organic, millets-based, fusion restaurant as well as started a traditional-healthy food restaurant network for budget travelers to India. For his education, Anoop has been a student of Business Management, Environmental Law and Spanish.

In his spare time, Anoop likes to voluntarily support grassroots organizations with project design, documentation, and strategic planning. He also likes to use his amateur skills to write for news outlets on topics of relevance as well as blog on sustainability ideas for big, fat Indian weddings and other events.