Sameer Kwatra

Climate Change and Energy Policy Analyst, India Initiative

Sameer Kwatra specializes in policy research that promotes clean energy, energy access, and sound climate policy in India. As a former NRDC Speth Fellow, he was tasked with analyzing India’s solar energy policy, climate change initiatives, and building energy use. Prior to joining NRDC, Kwatra worked for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, where he sought to improve energy efficiency in buildings. He became interested in environmental issues while working for a private insurer in rural India, where he witnessed how impoverished people are most vulnerable to climate change impacts despite contributing little to the cause. Kwatra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology, an MBA in finance and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He works out of NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.