Shonali Pachauri

Senior Research Scholar in the Energy Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), and Professor (Adjunct) at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of socio-economic, demographic and environmental dimensions of household energy access and use in developing countries.

Dr. Pachauri is a member of the Environment / Climate Science Advisory Committee of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) and served on the Executive Committee of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) as Convening Lead Author for the chapter on Energy Access for Development. She is a member of the editorial board for the journal Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy.

In her present capacity she coordinates and leads research on analyzing heterogeneities in energy access and use in the developing world, policy pathways for achieving universal modern energy access, and assessing the wider impacts of this for the environment and sustainable development. Her broader research interests include the socioeconomic aspects of energy access, use and choice; resource use and access in relationship to lifestyles, poverty and development; energy access, demand and fuel choice modeling; as well as the interaction between social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

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