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Anand Patwardhan


School of Public Policy


Climate Change

Environmental Science and Technology

Language Proficiency


Anand Patwardhan was professor in the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Patwardhan has a BTech (electrical engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a M.S. (environmental science & engineering) and Ph.D. (engineering and public policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University.

Patwardhan’s research interests are in the area of environment – climate studies, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change; including the diffusion and adoption of clean technology and broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy. He has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and a coordinating lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Patwardhan is currently co-chair of the executive committee of the Global Energy Assessment, and is a member of the steering committee of the Programme of Research on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PRO-VIA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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