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Anand Patwardhan

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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 MS (environmental science & engineering) and PhD (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).

Areas of Interest
  • climate change; mitigation & adaptation; clean technology; technology & innovation policy
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Suitability of analytic tools for examining global environmental problems, human overpopulation, land abuse, ozone depletion, climate change, acid rain, loss of biological diversity, the scarcity of food, fresh water, energy and nonfuel mineral resources, and health hazards of pollutants toxic metals and radiation. Restricted to students in a major in PLCY.
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