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Ashish Chaturvedi

Honorary Associate

Ashish Chaturvedi is currently based in India working for the German think-tank, adelphi and can be contacted at ashish.chaturvedi@outlook.com.

Ashish has over 14 years of professional experience and specialises in climate change mitigation, waste management, sustainable consumption and production, and environmental policy. His current focus is on issues related to the circular economy and the drivers for Green Transformations.

Before joining IDS, Ashish led the Policy for Environment and Climate component of the bilateral Indo-German Environment Programme. As a Senior Advisor with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, he advised the Indian Ministries and Departments at various levels of Government and implemented projects in the area of waste/resource management, climate change and economic instruments.

He was a part of a multi-stakeholder group responsible for drafting the E-Waste Law in India and has been a member of multiple committees at the state and national government level. Ashish has published extensively in books, journals and general interest magazines. He has also presented at various national and international conferences. A PhD in Economics from the University of California at Irvine, Ashish’s PhD thesis explored the role of influence activities on the electoral process, policymaking in environments characterised by asymmetric information and quality of public good provision by non-government organisations.

Ashish Chaturvedi’s recent work

Publication

The Many Circuits of a Circular Economy

STEPS Working Papers 94

Rapid urbanisation in India has led to the development of large urban agglomerations. These urban agglomerations, with dense concentration of population and economic activity, cause significant environmental stresses.

16 November 2017

Publication

Environmental Fiscal Reforms

26

This article discusses the role of environmental fiscal reforms (EFR) and their application in the Indian context. Concepts and instruments of EFR are summarised with their pros and cons. In the Indian context, there is concern about EFR potentially conflicting with poverty reduction goals but...

8 September 2014