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Manu Aggarwal

Manu Aggarwal

Programme Associate

Manu is a climate and energy expert and works on the efficient allocation of risks and well-functioning markets to drive the energy transition. He has a keen interest in leveraging actuarial and risk science, and big data techniques to improve governance and deepen markets. His current research interests lie at the intersection of development policy, finance, technology, and institutions.

At The Council, Manu’s work involves designing market-transformative insurance products, restructuring regulatory and commercial contracts, and electricity markets to de-risk and advance renewables. He is currently assessing risks in emerging economies in Asia and Africa, and developing means of advancing regulatory ease in the renewable energy sector. Manu closely monitors the non-UNFCCC negotiations on emissions due to international transport and leads The Council’s work on international aviation emissions. He also closely monitors Indo-US energy and climate diplomacy, and frequently participates in Indo-US Track II and 1.5 dialogues.

Manu has been actively involved with the Women in Sustainability initiative at The Council since its inception.

  • 1500kilometres run in 2017
  • 4treks in 2017
  • 42glasses of water a day
  • What I believe in


    If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.


    Henry David Thoreau

    What Others say


    Occasionally energised by 10-minute long power naps, and snacks of grapes and peanuts, Manu is known to be riddled by doubts and questions. He makes it a point to have his views heard and seems determined to find answers. He is focused to reach heights through his work, and far through his travels.


    Kangkanika Neog

    Programme Associate