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Purnamita
Dasgupta
India
Chair Professor and Head of the Environmental Economics Unit, Institute of Economic Growth

Purnamita Dasgupta is Chair Professor & Head of the Environmental Economics Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Her research focuses on the relationship between environment and economic development. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK and Johns Hopkins University, USA. Her recent research includes modelling socio-economic scenarios for India’s National Communications and GHG emissions for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), choice experiments for transition to clean energy use, and economic evaluations of climate change impacts and adaptation. Her research has been supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Finance Commissions, Ministry of Urban Development, UNDP, ICSSR, IDRC, and DFID, among others. She has been the author/advisor to international research assessments such as the International Panel on Social Progress, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (including the Special Report on 1.5 Degrees); the IPCC’s Scientific Steering Group on Economics, Costing and Ethics; Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. She has been a member of several environment-related committees set up by the Government of India - legislation on electronic waste, a Supreme Court committee on NPV for forests, and the Expert Committee to Evolve Environmental Standards. She actively engages in public discussions on the environment.