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Ushashi Datta

Ushashi Datta

Global South Fellow

Ushashi is a Global South Fellow at CEEW, where she engages with the International Cooperation and Climate Negotiations team. A lawyer by profession, her role at The Council primarily involves researching climate accountability, governance, and climate negotiations under the Paris Agreement.

Prior to joining CEEW, Ushashi worked as a LAMP Fellow with a senior member of Parliament, where she undertook legislative research. Continuing her legal journey, Ushashi practiced law with Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, where studying about the taxation of carbon credits sparked her interest in Environmental Law. Thereafter, Ushashi went on to pursue a formal degree in this field from National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Ushashi earned her undergraduate degree from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. Her commitment to seeking diverse learning experiences has driven her to collaborate with esteemed organizations, such as Greenpeace, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and Teach for India.

An avid mooter in law school, Ushashi has proudly represented India at the prestigious 18th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition at both South Asia and Asia Pacific levels. She ardently hopes to continue bringing more laurels to India in the future.

Ushashi aspires to merge her passion for law and policy to make a meaningful impact in the arena of Environmental Law and Policy. When she is not engrossed in reading, cooking, cinema, history, and radio dramas, Ushashi can often be found indulging her passion for aesthetic photography.

  • 2000+Postage stamps collected
  • 5+Fiction books she wants to write and publish
  • 3Fandoms that have her heart
  • What I believe in


    "You must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change."