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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar

Senior Programme Lead

At The Council, Abhishek is responsible for the 'Clean Air' team's efforts towards improving India’s air quality. Since 2007, Abhishek’s multi-disciplinary research experience and published work span 3 Ps: (air) pollution, (behaviour change in) people, and policy (analysis) related to air pollution and energy access.

Abhishek completed his PhD in 'Resources, Environment and Sustainability' from the University of British Columbia. Abhishek was also a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University. Prior to his PhD, he was a Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Abhishek’s research has appeared in scholarly journals such as Nature Energy (featured on the cover of September 2019 issue), Environmental Science and Technology, and Energy Research and Social Science. His opinion pieces have been published on different platforms such as Nature Human Behaviour, Global News Canada, Hindustan Times, etc. His research findings have been shared widely on social media, including by the Prime Minister of India, and covered on the front page of major Indian newspapers.

Abhishek’s idea of relaxation is good food, long sleep, and loads of fun time with family. He also plays 'Rapid Chess' during work breaks

  • 6Hours of sleep at minimum per day
  • 4Countries where he rented apartments
  • 2Children