Dr Ghosh was invited by the Government of France as a Personnalité d’Avenir to advise on the COP21 climate negotiations and has written extensively about the Paris Agreement. His original concept of a "solar club" was championed by the Government of India when it launched the International Solar Alliance in November 2015. Arunabha’s essay “Rethink India’s energy strategy” in Nature, the world’s most cited scientific journal, was selected as one of 2015’s ten most influential essays. Widely published, he is most recently co-author of Climate Change: A Risk Assessment (2015); and Human Development and Global Institutions (Routledge, 2016). Two other forthcoming books include: Palgrave Handbook on the International Political Economy of Energy (2016); and Energising India: Towards a Resilient and Equitable Energy System (SAGE, 2016). He writes a monthly column in the Business Standard, contributes regularly to other periodicals, and comments via several international radio and television broadcasters. He has been an author of three UNDP Human Development Reports.
Dr Ghosh has advised the Prime Minister’s Office, several ministries, state governments and international organisations on a range of subjects. He has presented to heads of state, India’s Parliament, the European Parliament, Brazil’s Senate, and other legislatures; trained ministers in Central Asia; and hosted a documentary on water set out of Africa. He is a member of Track II dialogues with Bhutan, China, Israel, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey and the United States, and formulated the Maharashtra-Guangdong Partnership on Sustainability. He is a founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) and is board member of the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development, Geneva. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the India-U.S. PACEsetter Fund, which invests in promising decentralised energy solutions. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford (Clarendon Scholar; Marvin Bower Scholar), an M.A. (First Class) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Balliol College, Oxford; Radhakrishnan Scholar); and topped Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Energy and Resource Security
Renewable Energy Policy