Parth Bhatia is an Associate Fellow at CPR’s Initiative on Climate Energy and Environment (ICEE). He joined ICEE in January 2018. He is currently working on the political economy of India’s low carbon electricity transition at the sub-national (state) level, understanding the impact of innovative technologies in national socio-technical transformations, socio-economic transition of the coal economy and the design of institutions in the effective development and implementation of climate policies. He is also the Chapter Scientist for the chapter on “National and Sub-national Climate Policies and Institutions” in the upcoming IPCC AR6 report, due in 2022. As part of ICEE, he has worked on the production of the upcoming edited volume on integrating climate and development in India (edited by Navroz Dubash).
Prior to joining CPR, Parth worked as a Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney India, a Management Consulting firm. Here he worked on projects related to supply change transformation and cost optimisation for leading Indian corporations in the auto and luxury retail sectors.
He holds a Masters and Bachelors in Energy Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). During his undergraduate programme, he pursued his interest in green buildings through the Solar Decathlon, an international green building construction competition. As a founding member of “Team Shunya”, he helped in the design and construction of a fully functional, solar powered, zero energy house.