Madhura Joshi is a Senior Associate based in India. She leads the work on India’s energy transition. Her work focuses on developing the strategy and analyses to advance just and low-carbon energy transitions in India working closely with the COP26 team and Energy Transition Council and the wider diplomatic, governmental, and civil society networks.
Madhura was formerly the lead consultant on energy access, green jobs and climate policy in India for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Through her work at NRDC, she influenced India’s energy transition policies through research, outreach, stakeholder dialogues, design and implementation of sustainable rural energy plans focussed on increasing gender participation and livelihoods, and advocacy strategies to promote inclusive renewable energy growth, green finance, and climate actions.
Prior to this role, Madhura was a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), and an Associate Fellow and Area Convenor (Manager) at the Centre for Research on Energy Security, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) before CPR.
Madhura has a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has held several fellowships, authored numerous published articles and research papers, and is a member of the South Asian Women in Energy Network.
Outside of work, Madhura likes to curl up with a book and coffee, paint, play with her cat Lucky Pakoda, and experiment (often unsuccessfully) with baking.