Joy Rajbanshi is a geophysical researcher working as a Programme Associate with the Low-Carbon Pathways team at the Council. His research focuses on modelling emissions from the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector to support long-term climate strategies. He also works with the Risk and Adaptation team preparing robust climate risk assessment tools.
Before joining the Council, Joy worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus on a Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) sponsored project, “Scenarios of carbon sequestration potential in India’s forest sector in the context of global goals of Paris agreement on climate change and bonn challenge on reclamation of degraded lands”. During that tenure, he also prepared a landslide report and a vulnerability map for the state of Goa.
Joy holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Geography from West Bengal State University. He has also done a post-graduate diploma in Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing from Jadavpur University. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis to the University of Calcutta. During his PhD, he worked on the estimation of soil erosion and sediment yield using remote sensing methods.
Joy is a big football fan and supports East Bengal Club and FC Barcelona. He likes to travel and experience different cultures whilst another favourite pastime is enhancing his photography/cinematography skills.