Dr. Arunabha Ghosh is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist, and institution builder. As the founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), he has led CEEW to the top ranks as one of Asia's leading policy research institutions and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks.
Arunabha advises governments, industry, civil society and international organisations, including India's Prime Minister's Office. He was actively involved in conceptualising and designing the International Solar Alliance and is a founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network. In 2015, he was invited by France, as a Personnalité d’Avenir, to advise on the COP21 climate negotiations; and advised extensively on HFC negotiations for the Kigali Amendment.
In 2018, Dr Ghosh was nominated to the UN's Committee for Development Policy. In 2020, the Government of India appointed him as the Co-Chair of the energy, environment and climate change track for India’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP2020). He is the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Clean Air, is a member of the international high-level panel of the Environment of Peace initiative, and serves on the Board of Directors of ClimateWorks Foundation.
His monthly columns are widely read, he is regularly interviewed on national and international television, and has hosted or featured in documentaries on water, energy and climate change. His 2019 TED Talk on air quality (Mission 80-80-80) has crossed over 245,000 views. He is the co- author/editor of four books, dozens of papers, and is the lead author of Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery (CEEW, 2020). He has previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York), and WTO (Geneva), and has experience in 45 countries. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford and topped Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.