Neelam is a Senior Associate with the Global Climate Program. She works with two teams within the program to support countries in designing and tracking their climate commitments at the national as well as subnational level. Neelam focuses on building capacity in developing countries to track emissions and emission reductions, developing guidance to understand the transformational impacts of climate and development policies, and enhancing the understanding of mitigation impacts of non-state and subnational actions in a country. She has worked with policymakers and non-governmental partners in countries such as China, Colombia, India, and South Africa.

Prior to joining WRI, Neelam worked with Potomac-Hudson Engineering (PHE), a private environmental consulting firm, on environmental impact assessments. She also spent over four years as a research associate with the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) climate change campaign and has worked as a short-term consultant with the World Bank.

Neelam has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Delhi University and a Master’s degree in International Development Studies with a specialization in Environment Studies from Ohio University.

Neelam likes being outdoor with friends and family and has been trying to learn Spanish for some years.