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Dr Arunabha Ghosh is CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), consistently ranked as one of South Asia's leading policy research institutions. With work experience in 37 countries and having previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York) and WTO (Geneva), Arunabha advises governments, industry, civil society and international organisations around the world. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, and fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 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 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 (2016). He writes a monthly column in the Business Standard, contributes regularly to other periodicals and comments on radio and television across the world. Dr Ghosh 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 has been an author of three UNDP Human Development Reports. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford (Clarendon Scholar; Marvin Bower Scholar) and topped Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.