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Arunabha Ghosh

Arunabha Ghosh

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Arunabha is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist, and institution builder. As founder-CEO, he has led The Council to the top ranks as one of South Asia's leading policy research institutions; and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks. He has been actively involved in the design of the International Solar Alliance since inception. He conceptualised and is founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN). With experience in 43 countries, he previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York), and WTO (Geneva).

He is the co-author/editor of four books: The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy (2016); Energizing India: Towards a Resilient and Equitable Energy System (SAGE, 2016); Human Development and Global Institutions (Routledge, 2016); and Climate Change: A Risk Assessment (FCO, 2015). Arunabha’s essay “Rethink India’s energy strategy” in Nature was selected as one of 2015’s ten most influential essays.

Arunabha advises governments, industry, civil society and international organisations around the world. This has included India’s Prime Minister’s Office, several ministries and state governments. He serves on the Executive Committee of the India-U.S. PACEsetter Fund. He is a member of Track II dialogues with seven countries.

Arunabha’s monthly column in the Business Standard, Inflexion Points, is widely read. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, appointed to WEF’s Global Future Council on Energy, and an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford.

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