Madhura Joshi

Lead Energy Access and Climate Policy Consultant
Natural Resources Defense Council

Madhura Joshi is an energy and climate change policy specialist. She leads the work on clean energy access, green jobs, and climate policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s, India Program. Her work at NRDC includes designing and implementing sustainable villages plans focused on increasing gender participation and improving lives and livelihoods; managing NRDC’s periodic publications on renewable energy jobs; and high-level stakeholder engagement on climate strategies, energy policies, and green finance.

Prior to NRDC, Madhura was a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR); and Associate Fellow and Area Convenor (team-lead) at the Centre for Research on Energy Security at the Energy and Resources Institute. At TERI, she has led and managed several multi-disciplinary projects on issues such as energy security; energy cooperation; low carbon transitions; public perceptions; socio-economic-political risks in the energy sectors; and energy poverty for government, bilateral, and multilateral agencies. She has also been a part of the expert working group on Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor constituted by the Ministry of External Affairs, India; multilateral study group on LNG formed by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan; and contributor to the International Energy Agency’s India Energy Outlook 2015.

Madhura’s research interests include clean energy access; pathways of sustainable energy transitions in developing countries; energy and climate change governance; co-benefits-based participatory approaches to climate, energy and development policy-making; and public perceptions. She has published several book chapters; focused policy briefs; academic papers; and commentaries for senior bureaucrats on these topics.

She was a Raisina Young Fellow, 2018, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Ministry of External Affairs; Asian Forum on Global Governance Fellow, 2018, ORF and the Bucerious Foundation; International Visitor’s Leadership Program Fellow, 2015, the US State Department; and Replenishing Democracy Fellow, 2006, the Ford Foundation. She has a graduate degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, UK, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.