Arya Harsono is a Research Analyst II for the New Climate Economy Initiative and the National Climate Action team. He works to provide empirical evidence of the social and economic co-benefits of ambitious climate policy — especially as it relates to nationally determined contributions and net zero emission goals — for international institutions and key stakeholders and decision-makers in the program's priority countries.

Arya primarily works with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning on the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) and with the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment on their National Green Growth Strategy. He also contributes to a number of global reports and research on COVID-19 green recovery, green job creation, nature-based solutions, and clean energy transitions.

Arya holds a Master's of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California.

Arya lives in Washington, D.C., but home will always be Jakarta, Indonesia.