Arunabha Ghosh

Organisation: 
Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Country: 
India

Arunabha Ghosh is CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), consistently ranked (three years running) as one of South Asia's leading policy research institutions; and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks in 2016. With work experience in 40 countries and having previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York) and WTO (Geneva), Arunabha advises governments, industry, civil society and international organisations around the world. He is the co-author/editor of four books: The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy (2016); Energising India: Towards a Resilient and Equitable Energy System (SAGE, 2016); Human Development and Global Institutions (Routledge, 2016); and Climate Change: A Risk Assessment (FCO, 2015). Arunabha’s essay “Rethink India’s energy strategy” in Nature was selected as one of 2015’s ten most influential essays. Dr Ghosh has advised the Prime Minister’s Office and several ministries; was invited by France to advise on the COP21 climate negotiations; has been actively involved with the International Solar Alliance; and serves on the Executive Committee of the India-U.S. PACEsetter Fund. He also co-chaired the international governance working group of the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and in 2016 was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford.