Aparna Roy is an Associate Fellow and Lead, Climate Change and Energy, at the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED). Aparna's primary research focus is on the politics of climate change, resilience building and environmental governance. Aparna aims to generate critical insights on the contested science and risk of climate change impacts on sustainable development goals (SGDs) in the global south, probe the effectiveness of building the resilience of the development sectors and explore the future of resilience in an increasingly climate-constrained world.
In addition to her ORF research papers aimed to influence India’s climate policies and diplomacy, she has co-authored Perspectives from India on Geo-engineering published in a leading peer-reviewed journal Current Science. She recently contributed a book chapter in an edited volume, India’s Evolving National Security Agenda: Modi and Beyond. Her insights and opinion have been cited extensively, including in the latest bestseller Jobonomics: India’s Employment Crisis and What the Future Holds. Aparna contributes regularly to public scholarship via platforms such as the Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Hindu.
Aparna holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science Honours and Masters degrees in Sociology and International Development. She was a Commonwealth scholar at the University of Bristol.
- Climate Governance
- India's Climate Diplomacy
- Political Ecology
- Resilience and Transformation
- Executive Officer, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi
- Research Associate, Common Cause, New Delhi
- Researcher, CSR, Ballarpur Industries Limited, Koraput, Odisha
- MSc in International Development, University of Bristol, UK
- MA in Sociology, Institute of Social Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, India
- Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy, The Indian Academy of International Law, India
- BA in Political Science, University of Delhi, India