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Kartikeya Singh

Kartikeya Singh recently received his Master of Environmental Science degree at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is currently a doctoral candidate for a PhD in International Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. As a Junior Associate at CIERP, Kartikeya will be conducting research on climate change technology and innovation. His research interests include climate change and energy policy, the geopolitics of energy use, transportation, and wildlife. He has authored many articles focusing on energy, climate change, the citizen sector and the role of youth movements. His Master’s thesis focused on access to energy for rural communities in India through decentralized renewable energy systems. Prior to coming to the School of Forestry, Kartikeya was a consultant with the Environmental Defense Fund. He is the co-founder of the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), about which he was recently interviewed by the Bridge to India consulting group, and started the blog, "What's with the Climate?" as a space for voices of the budding youth climate movement from across South Asia. He has been involved with the international climate negotiations since the UN climate talks in Bali, Indonesia and has most recently served as part of the negotiating team of the government of Maldives at the climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009, Tianjin, China in October 2010 and Cancun, Mexico in December 2010.

Kartikeya is also a 2012 Breakthrough Generation Fellow with the Breakthrough Institute, a 2012 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, and a Research Intern, Brookings Institute working with Dr. Charles Ebinger at the Energy Security Initiative.


  • "From Pillars to Platform: Demystifying the Durban Outcome." The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, February, 2012.
  • India's Emissions in a Climate Constrained World.  Energy Policy 39 (2011) 3476–3482. 
  • “The Rise of Asia: Feeling the Weight of the East.” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2007.
  • “In India’s Sea of Darkness: An Unsustainable Island of Decentralized Energy Production.” Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development. November 2007.

Junior Research Fellow


Contact Information

The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155


Kartikeya Singh discusses his experience at the climate negotiations in Durban

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