Tejaswini Kulkarni is a Project Associate with the Climate Program at WRI, India. Her work focuses on the nexus of energy, climate, economics and development covering topics such as Carbon Markets and Sustainability Development Goal interaction and linkages to climate action.

Before joining WRI India, Tejaswini worked as a research assistant at TERI University, New Delhi, where she contributed to the HI-AWARE project run by ICIMOD. Her research focused on how micro hydropower could aid in enhancing climate resilience and adaptive capacities of the poor and vulnerable communities living in the Upper Ganga and Teesta river basin through improved energy access. She comes with several years of experience in the scaffolding and steel pipe manufacturing sector in the United Arab Emirates.

Tejaswini holds a master’s (MSc) in Climate, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex with a specialization in Energy Policy and Climate Resilient Development, and a bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Pune.