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Abinash Mohanty

Abinash Mohanty

Programme Lead

Abinash is a Programme Lead in the Risks and Adaptation team at The Council. He is involved in designing decision-making toolkits for effective policymaking around the intricacies of climate change risks, sustainability and environment resources management. His work is focused around climate change risk assessment and adaptation solutions for concerned stakeholders. He has more than 10 years of experience in evidence-based policy research on climate change impacts and risks, water management, climate change financing, and in managing projects. He is also a reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment report (AR6): Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. 

Prior to joining The Council, he was the Centre Director at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Climate Change where he pursued and led intense research on climate finance, climate change risks, agricultural risk assessment, water resources management, disaster economics, climate change governance and allied issues. He was a research fellow on Project at the Technical University of Liberec involved in designing nano-based solutions for water contamination remediation. He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He has presented in many national and international forums. Apart from being a researcher he was also a radio jockey and a creative producer.

Abinash was a Global Dalai Lama Fellow from India in 2016 and an emerging International Youth Leader.

He pursued his undergraduate engineering from the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, followed by a Masters in Ecology and Environment from Nalanda International University. He has also undertaken resource training courses on climatology/hydrological modelling and project management from various institutes of international repute.

  • 859 radio shows hosted
  • 08bike treks done
  • 10books a year to read