Damodar Pujari

Fellow, Climate Change

Damodar has over a decade of experience working in the domain of environmental sustainability, natural resource management, climate change, and circular economy. His professional footprint lies at the intersection of equitable distribution of natural resources, climate justice, and livelihood development of communities from climate-stressed regions. Damodar has supported the development of the National Wildlife Action Plan (2017-31), Government of India, and the committee on Empowering the Office of Ombudsman, Government of Maharashtra. He has developed a roadmap for a group of Members of Parliament, Government of India, on reducing the distress migration of vulnerable groups from tribal areas. His past affiliations include positions at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. During his professional stints, he led partnerships with the World Bank Group, Stockholm Environment Institute, Jal Jeevan Mission, and the Office of the Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and is currently working towards his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, focusing on River Governance through a Public Policy approach. He tweets at @D_Pujari.

Expertise

Climate change, Sustainability, Circular economy, Climate-stressed communities

Last modified: May 19, 2022

Recent projects

IMG-1640 Courtesy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bhutan
12 May 2022 India Foundation Journal

Mainstreaming the climate agenda in BIMSTEC

The rejuvenated BIMSTEC, with a new charter in hand, is now expanding its ambition and mission. One such area is climate change, which needs greater attention as it will have implications for the Bay of Bengal and beyond. With their unique climate conditions and action plans can together create a model for regional cooperation.
indo-israel Courtesy: Press Information Bureau (PIB)
28 April 2022 Gateway House

Expanding India-Israel climate cooperation

India and Israel have completed three decades of diplomatic cooperation. Their bilateral partnership in the areas of defence and agriculture is successful. Now is a good opportunity to deepen their existing collaboration in defence and agriculture and identify ways to work together on water security, renewable energy and green healthcare.
Cial-Golf-Course-IN-2019-1-retouche-web-1000px Courtesy: Ciel et Terre
15 March 2022 Gateway House

India-France’s Atal le développement durable

India and France have been actively working together to solve various sustainability issues from renewable energy generation to the blue economy and biodiversity conservation. There is so much more to do bilaterally with climate finance and urban sustainability, and multilaterally with the G20. All the ingredients are in place for a robust climate partnership.