Aman Malik is an interdisciplinary climate scientist with a keen interest in both the natural and social science aspects of climate change. He currently leads The Council’s modelling work on Indian carbon markets. His main research interests include the representation of climate policies in energy system models, the macroeconomic implications of transition policies, and investigating the role/feasibility of different policy packages in deep decarbonisation. Before CEEW, he was a post-doc in the group of Energy Systems, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany where he worked on building tools to understand the employment implications of mitigation scenarios. His Ph.D. dissertation, with PIK and TU-Berlin, looked at identifying challenges and suggesting solutions to technical and socio-economic barriers to power sector decarbonisation in India using energy-system models.
He has a masters in Climate Science from the University of Hamburg, with a dissertation focused on investigating the role of enhanced weathering through laboratory experiments. He has also worked with Climate Analytics, Berlin, and GIZ, India in different capacities.
Outside work, you can see him mapmaking on openstreetmaps – similar to Wikipedia but for maps. He enjoys being outdoors in nature and the mountains - mainly on foot and by bicycle.
- George Mallory