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Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi

Degree

 

Degree

University

Year

Grade

Subjects

PhD

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

2011

 

Climate Change mitigation and adaptation in Indian forests

M.A

Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

2004

First class

Geography

 
 
 Awards and Fellowships

a.     Our online climate policy tool Financial Times climate change calculator, won Statistical Excellence Award from Royal Statistical Society, London, 2016

b.     Nominated as a lead author to the regional assessment (Asia-Pacific) of Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – 2015

c.     Nominated as lead author to the regional environmental outlook (Asia-Pacific) of United Nations Environment Programme – 2014

d.     Nominated as an author to the global environmental outlook of the United Nations Environment Programme - 2017

e.     Awarded the prestigious National Environmental Sciences Fellowship, by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India - 2011

f.   Selected and sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for students and Nobel laureate meet in New Delhi - 2007

g.     Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by CSIR, India - 2006

h.  Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India in the field of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, secured position among top 20% of top CSIR-JRF awardees and invited for prestigious SPM fellowship examinations (2004)

 
About the Faculty
 
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Ecology from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, and a masters in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. After PhD, Dr. Chaturvedi worked for HSBC Global Research as a research Analyst till 2012. In 2012 he joined IISc as a National Environmental Sciences Fellow. Dr. Chaturvedi has also been associated with the Centre for Environmental Policy and Technology in the Imperial College, London as a visiting researcher. He has contributed to about 30 peer reviewed articles, and to two books in the areas related to forestry, environment and climate change. Dr. Chaturvedi has worked extensively with communities, Government officials, NGOs, and UN organizations. He has carried out field studies in Western Ghats and North-eastern states in India and interacted extensively with the state Government staff in these states. Dr. Chaturvedi is currently involved with India’s national greenhouse gas inventory programme and co-authored India's first Biennial Update Report to the United Nations. He is currently a lead author for the regional assessment reports of the UNEP (United Nations' Environment Programme) and IPBES (Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). 
 
Google Scholar citations for Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Z_irx8YAAAAJ&hl=en   
 

INTERNATIONAL VISITS AND COLLABORATIONS

Year

Place & Institution visited

Outcome

2006

 

 

CICERO, Oslo, Norway

Our research collaboration led to the following joint publication: “A macroeconomic analysis of adaptation to climate change impacts on forests in India” in Mitigation Adaptation Strategies to Global Change (2011)

2007

 

 

Bristol University, UK

Our research collaboration led to the following joint publication: “Assessing the mitigation potential of forestry activities in a changing climate: A case study for Karnataka” in Forest Policy and Economics (2010)

2008

 

Umea University, Sweden

Presented a paper titled “Impact of Climate Change on Indian Forests: A Short- and Medium-Term Assessment” in a conference organized by International Union of Forestry Research Organisations, FAO and the University of Umea

2012

 

CICERO, Oslo, Norway

Research collaboration on development of India module for  Global Responses to Anthropogenic Change in the Environment (GRACE) model

2013

 

ICIMOD, Kathmandu

Offered hands on training on ‘Modeling impact of climate change’ to the participants of 2nd WCRP CORDEX Workshop

2013

 

 

CICERO, Oslo, Norway

Our research collaboration led to the following joint publication: “Lost benefits and carbon uptake by protection of Indian plantations” in Mitigation Adaptation Strategies to Global Change (2017)

2014

 

Imperial College, London & London School of Economics

Development of Global Calculator pathways (http://www.globalcalculator.org/pathways); A manuscript titled “Modelling Carbon Mitigation Pathways - An Assessment of the Global Calculator” is now accepted for publication in the internal Journal of Energy Strategy Reviews

2015

 

United Nation’s University, Tokyo, Japan

First Author meeting for preparation of IPBES regional assessment report for Asia-Pacific

2015

 

Imperial College, London

Co-developed COP21 calculator (https://ig.ft.com/sites/climate-change-calculator/)

2015

 

Thimphu, Bhutan

Attended Second Workshop on ‘Hindu Kush Himalayas Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP): Action to Sustain Global Asset’

2016

 

University of Brunei, Brunei

Conducted hands-on training on climate data analysis for the faculty and students of the University

2016

Department Environment, Canberra, Australia & CSIRO

Attended training on FullCAM model, GHG accounting model and developed a proposal to apply FullCAM model for India’s national GHG inventory in the AFOLU sector

2016

Department of Hydrology and Disaster Management, Nyi Pi Tow, Myanmar

Conducted hands-on training on climate data analysis to the scientist of the department and delivered a lecture titled “CMIP5 based climate change projections for India- its application for Impact assessment studies: challenges and opportunities”

2016

Imperial College, London

Co-developed a conference paper titled “Assessing the climate impacts of Chinese dietary choices using a telecoupled global food trade and local land use framework” to be presented in National Convention Center, Beijing, Oct. 24-27, 2016 (http://csis.msu.edu/content/telecoupling-global-land-project)

2017

United Nation’s University, Tokyo, Japan

Third Author meeting for preparation of IPBES regional assessment report for Asia-Pacific

2018

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan

Presented our policy brief titled “Co-benefits of power sector decarbonisation for air quality and human health in India” to the Systems of Sustainable  Consumption and Production Knowledge Action Network (SSSCP-KAN) meeting over 15-16th January, 2018 in RIHN, Tokyo & Presented the Annual Report for South Asia region office to the Regional Advisory Committee of the Future Earth

2018

Imperial College London & London School of Economic

To develop a joint research proposal between Imperial College, LSE and IISc on Early Warning Systems. This visit was also used to discuss a possible Policy Brief between the three institutions.


 

 
Contact Details
 
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi
Assistant Professor (Grade-1)
Chamber No: A-403
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
K. K. Birla Goa Campus
Zuari Nagar, Goa - 403726
Phone: 0832-2580265; Mobile - 9008866884
E-mail: rajivc@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in 

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