Senior Fellow on Energy Access
Kartikeya Singh, a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School and CIERP Doctoral Research Fellow, received his Master of Environmental Science degree at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. His research interests include climate change and energy policy, innovation and the geopolitics of energy use. His current thesis focuses on firm-level characteristics that affect decentralized solar lighting technologies scaling in India while his Master’s thesis focused on effective management of access to energy for rural communities in India through various different decentralized renewable energy systems. Previously, Kartikeya was a consultant with the Environmental Defense Fund. He is the co-founder of the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), which has served as a forum for voices of the budding youth climate movement across South Asia. He has been involved with international climate negotiations since the UN climate talks in Bali in 2007 and has served as part of the negotiating team of the government of Maldives at the climate talks from 2009 to 2012. Kartikeya received his Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Sustainable Development from Furman University.