India’s bold announcements at the Glasgow COP leave too much to the imagination
Energy & Natural Resources Research & Analysis India’s bold announcements at the Glasgow COP leave too much to the imagination 17 November 2021...
Mr. Ali has over 10 years of experience in research, policy advisory, implementation support, and capacity building roles. His expertise lies in energy modelling, green growth strategies, energy access, resource efficiency, externality pricing, and climate governance.
He has contributed across multilateral institutions (such as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and the United Nations on sustainable development goals, the Global Green Growth Institute on rural electrification, and the World Bank on carbon pricing), national government (such as the Prime Minister's Expert Group on Low Carbon Inclusive Growth Strategies and the Paris Agreement targets), state governments (on state green growth plans, electric bus rollout, and solar micro-irrigation policy), and city administrations (on building waste recycling and transport planning).
He previously advised NITI Aayog (government of India's think tank) in updating its national energy tool and trained multiple states in using integrated assessment tools for decision-making and climate-proofing development projects. Mr. Ali has also contributed to the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium from the Indian policy perspective.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, he has worked as an associate fellow with CSEP Research Foundation, New Delhi (formerly known as Brookings India), where he led the work on scenarios modelling, externality pricing, and India's climate policy. He has also worked with the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bengaluru, as a research scientist, and Willis Towers Watson, Gurgaon, as a research analyst.
Mr. Ali holds a master's degree in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi.
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