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Mehrotra Shagun

Mehrotra Shagun

Senior Advisor - WRI

Bio

Senior Adviser for Policy and Research at the Coalition for Urban Transitions at WRI. He is responsible for ensuring the high quality of knowledge products and leading engagements with governments and key partners, in particular for the Coalition’s COP26 global flagship report. Shagun provides technical leadership and guidance on the portfolio of country and global policy programmes and supports the Coalition’s overall implementation of a new and expanded suite of country engagements. Over the last two decades, his work has focused on climate change, cities, infrastructure, transport, water, and energy. Prior to joining WRI, Shagun was a Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank where he worked on sustainable cities. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development at The New School, New York and a faculty fellow at Columbia University. He served on the IPCC as a Lead Author for the special report on impacts of 1.5 degree warming and has published books on climate change and cities with Cambridge University Press and on infrastructure economics with Oxford University Press. Shagun holds a PhD in Urban Planning and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University. He has a Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.