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Kanika Chawla

Kanika Chawla

Senior Programme Lead

Kanika is a policy specialist, working at the intersection of India’s two revolutions: in renewable energy and in financial markets. She manages The Council’s work on renewable energy policy, markets, finance, and socio-economic benefits. Her current responsibilities include analysing financial risks affecting renewable energy investments in India, decoding market dynamics, managing The Council’s periodic surveys on renewable energy jobs, and convening a high-level working group on renewable energy finance (comprising investors, developers and manufacturers). She is actively engaged with private and public enterprises within and outside India to design and develop new financial de-risking instruments and new financial institutions, such as green banks. Her research has been used within government, by electricity regulators, and by international agencies and strategic philanthropies.

Kanika has undertaken extensive research on the International Solar Alliance, work which has been used periodically by the Government of India and other countries.

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  • What I believe in


    She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.


    Charles Bukowski

    What Others say


    Kanika is the glue that holds the CEEW team together. Our meeting rooms brighten up with her presence and our meetings become much more engaging with her interventions. Irrespective of the circumstances, she can cheer you up.


    Abhishek Jain

    Senior Programme Lead