Rishi Bhandary is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, focusing on climate change and energy policy and international negotiations. His research interests include innovative sources of finance and market-based strategies for low carbon development. He also studies multilateral climate change negotiations as well Track 2 initiatives on climate change.
He received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School and completed his undergraduate education in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.
He has worked for the Ministry of Forests, Nepal, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility at the World Bank and was an Avantha Fellow at the Aspen Institute India. In 2011, he was awarded a fellowship by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School to study alliance formation in climate change negotiations.
Rishi serves a teaching assistant for Professor Jeffrey Taliaferro’s “Introduction to International Relations”, an undergraduate class offered by the Department of Political Science at Tufts University. He is also a Chapter Scientist for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Review (Chapter 15- National and Sub-national Policies) and is a consultant-writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.