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Shikha Bhasin

Shikha Bhasin

Senior Programme Lead

Shikha Bhasin is a researcher on climate change mitigation policies with a keen interest in innovation systems of low-carbon technologies. She is currently leading The Council’s research on cooling and phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). She has previously worked on regulatory frameworks required to meet India's Kigali Amendment commitments, and the institutionalisation of an R&D platform for supporting the phase-out of HFCs in India. A co-author of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), she continues to represent CEEW as a member of ICAP working groups to implement its R&D and servicing sector goals.

A graduate of Delhi University and the London School of Economics and Politics, Shikha has worked extensively on policy-focused international technology cooperation research projects on climate change for over seven years with the German Development Institute (Bonn), the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Amsterdam), and Radboud University (Nijmegen). Her research lies at the interface of policy and academia, and has been used to ascertain strategies in various governments, international organisations, and philanthropies. Shikha has served as an Advisory Board member to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) instituted by the UNFCCC, and contributed to the inception and working of the UNFCCC’s Technology Mechanism.

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  • What I believe in


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    What Others say


    Shikha has the incredible ability to make things always work out your way, whether you are stuck with work, organising a research event, or happen to have misplaced your suitcase! She is a truly supportive colleague and a wonderful person.


    Alina Sen

    Communications Specialist