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Nanda Kumar Janardhanan

Nanda Kumar Janardhanan


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Member SinceJan 29, 2014CoLab Points (actual)
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Nanda Kumar Janardhanan specialises on energy and climate policy. The areas of his work include energy policy, climate negotiation, low carbon development, energy geopolitics, nuclear power and renewable energy.

Nanda Kumar is a teaching faculty at Energy Studies programme of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi India. He has also been a Fellow and ‘Regional Coordinator-Research and Operations’ with the South Asia Desk of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, Japan). The positions he held previously with IGES include ‘Fellow-Climate and Energy’, and ‘Energy Policy Researcher’. Prior to his affiliation with IGES, Nanda Kumar worked as Associate Project Manager-Nuclear Energy (GlobalData, India), Senior Energy Analyst (GlobalData), Visiting Fellow (Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo), Research Assistant (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Delhi), and Research Associate (Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi).Nanda Kumar has also been a Lecturing faculty with the Centre for Environmental Law and Governance of the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). He has worked as Consultant and lecturing staff for the Nuclear Energy programs conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency, as Course Instructor with the e-Learning Programme on Climate Change by the World Bank, as Consultant for energy projects funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as Fellow with the Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, US) since 2014.

Nanda Kumar is a post graduate in Politics and International Relations, and has received Doctorate from the University of Delhi specialising on the topic of ‘China’s Energy Security Strategy’.Areas of interest: Energy policy, climate negotiation, low carbon development, energy geopolitics, nuclear power and renewable energy.


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Nanda Kumar Janardhanan joined the Climate CoLab communityJan 29, 2014