Aman Srivastava

Fellow and Coordinator, Climate Policy

Dr Aman Srivastava is a Fellow, and Coordinator of the Climate Policy vertical, at the Sustainable Futures Collaborative. He works in the areas of domestic and international climate policy, exploring the interlinkages between emissions and development and studying future low-carbon development pathways. His work specifically focuses on energy-economic modelling, climate finance, and carbon markets, and also touches upon aspects of trade and industrial policy. Aman was previously a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, and earlier spent over six years at the World Resources Institute, as a Research Associate (Climate Finance) in Washington DC and subsequently as Lead Economist (Climate) in Delhi. He served as a chapter author for the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance’s 2016 Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows report, and has been a consultant with organisations such as AIIB, Vivid Economics, and the WTO. Aman holds a PhD in energy and behavioural economics from the University of Antwerp, an MSc in finance and development from the University of London, an MBA in finance from the Indian Institute of Management: Lucknow, and a BA (Honours) in economics from the University of Delhi. He is currently serving as visiting faculty at Kautilya School of Public Policy, having previously also taught at IIT Delhi’s School of Public Policy.

Publications

SFC Perspectives

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate Policy

Energy Transitions

Environmental Governance and Policy

SFC Perspectives on Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Policy, Energy Transitions, and Environmental Governance and Policy

SFC

19 March 2024

SFC Perspectives are intended to stimulate discussion by providing an overview of key issues and avenues for action to inform India's sustainable development trajectory.

SFC Perspectives

Climate Policy

Perspectives on Climate Policy: Embedding a development-centric, climate-ready approach to policymaking

Aman Srivastava, Easwaran J Narassimhan and Navroz K Dubash

18 March 2024

The Climate Policy group within SFC approaches policy challenges through a strategic lens, aiming for long-term structural change by shifting discourse, building stronger institutions, and aligning conditions for implementation.

Opinions

Climate Policy

USD 100 Billion: Delivering The Nucleus Of Climate Finance

Aman Srivastava

26 June 2023

Recent analysis has found that the finance that developed countries are reporting towards that USD 100 billion targets is not always going towards clear climate purposes – some of the projects that have been included in their reporting were a coal plant, a hotel expansion, chocolate stores, a movie, and an airport expansion.

Opinions

Climate Policy

Keeping development at the forefront of India’s long-term climate strategy

Parth Bhatia, Mandakini Chandra et al.

5 June 2023

India’s Long Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) sets out multiple low-carbon transitions, highlighting that climate action will be intimately tied to developmental processes.This article identifies some of the challenges and opportunities embedded within these transitions, and reflects on how these will impact developmental priorities such as employment and energy security.

Opinions

Climate Policy

Can a national carbon market help India cut both emissions and costs?

Aman Srivastava

26 January 2023

The market must work in sync with a range of policy instruments. Stable institutional and regulatory structures must balance competing interests and trade-offs to ensure optimum coverage, caps, pricing and reporting.

Opinions

Climate Policy

COP27 and the ambiguity about responsibility

Aman Srivastava and Anirudh Sridhar

26 November 2022

With the new Loss and Damage fund, the line between victim and perpetrator has been blurred

Opinions

Climate Policy

COP27: We Need To Improve Climate Models To Make Better Policy

Aman Srivastava and Kaveri Iychettira

1 November 2022

As COP27 approaches, the spotlight once again turns to building a compelling national narrative around climate change – based on what India can do and what India needs.

Opinions

Climate Policy

As India Readies Its Carbon Market, a Q&A of What’s at Stake

Aman Srivastava and Ashwini K Swain

20 October 2022

The creation of a national carbon market in India, depending on its institutional setup, policy integration and design could offer a mechanism to reduce emissions – or it could result in serious economic costs. The authors here put forth seven key considerations for its design – including India’s growth objectives, trade balance, fiscal revenues, and the effect on its MSMEs.

Opinions

Climate Policy

Trade-offs in carbon trading: Can a carbon market yield benefits for India?

Aman Srivastava and Ashwini K Swain

18 October 2022

The creation of a national carbon market in India, depending on its institutional setup, policy integration, and design could offer a mechanism for reducing emissions, or it could result in serious economic costs.

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