Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi

Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi

Research Fellow – Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India

Vaibhav Chaturvedi is a Research Fellow at the Council on Energy Environment and Water (CEEW), and leads the Council’s ‘Low Carbon Pathways’ research. Prior to joining the Council, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Joint Global Change Research Institute/ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA. His research focuses on Indian and global energy and climate change mitigation policy issues within the integrated assessment modelling framework of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM). Vaibhav’s recent work includes studies on pathways and policies for achieving India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Mid-Century Strategies within the context of sustainable development and national priorities, the climate policy–energy–water nexus, transportation energy and emission scenarios, hydrofluorocarbon emission scenarios and mitigation policy, and nuclear energy scenarios for India. He has been actively involved in global model comparison exercises like the Asian Modelling Exercise (AME) and the Energy Modelling Forum (EMF). Vaibhav has been a part of Government of India committees for advising the Indian government on issues related to energy and climate policy. He actively publishes in, and reviews articles for, leading international energy and climate policy journals. He has a PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a master’s degree in Forest Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.