Faculty

Rajarshi’s expertise and interest lies in the field of risk-sensitive land use planning and evidence-led
decision-making using geospatial applications. He specifically works on land use, forest, and
biodiversity conservation policies, exploring conservation co-benefits and examining their role in
climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. He holds more than 10 years of experience
cutting across industry and academia. He has worked in multiple field-based action research projects
in South and Southeast Asia, particularly in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Before joining IIT Delhi, he was working as a Senior Policy Researcher (Climate Change Adaptation)
at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. Prior to that, he was a Japan
Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tokyo. Presently, he
serves as a subject editor for multiple reputed international journals, including Sustainability Science
(Springer) and Anthropocene Science (Springer). Rajarshi is also involved in different
intergovernmental science-policy platforms like IPCC and IPBES. He is also a visiting faculty of the
University of Tokyo and the United Nations University, Tokyo.

Education: PhD (Global Environmental Studies), Kyoto University, Japan; M.Tech (Environmental Science and Engineering), IIT-ISM, Dhanbad; M.Sc (Environmental Systems) Presidency College, University of Calcutta; B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Calcutta


Research Interests: Land use policy, Urban Ecology, Urban Risk Reduction, Socio-ecological systems, Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Geospatial application in environmental decision-making.

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