Dr Vaibhav Chaturvedi is a Fellow at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and leads their low carbon economy and carbon markets research. His expertise is on modelling long term futures for energy and emissions within the framing of economic transformation. His role focuses on developing a modelling ecosystem in India, capacity building of young modelers, informing national and state level energy and climate policy, and informing the carbon markets debate in India.
He has published extensively in top journals of energy and climate policy and was the Review Editor of IPCC AR6 WGIII Chapter 3. He is the co-chair of the Mitigation Working Group of the Independent Global Stocktake Process (iGST), a member of the Advisory/Editorial Board of the journals Energy Policy and Energy and Climate Change, and is/ has been a part of various GoI committees and groups on India’s energy and climate policy. His recent work includes modelling for informing India’s net-zero target and sectoral strategies, modelling state level energy and emission scenarios for India, and analysing various aspects of India's carbon markets debate among other things.
He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Forest Management (Bhopal) and holds a Doctorate in Economics from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to joining CEEW, he was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL, USA).