Dr. Shikha Lakhanpal

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Dr. Shikha Lakhanpal
Post Doctoral Fellow (Faculty track), Centre for Environment and Development
shikha.lakhanpal@atree.org

Shikha Lakhanpal is a Postdoctoral scholar (Faculty track) at the Climate Change Mitigation and Development Programme at ATREE (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment), Bangalore. Her research interests are at the intersection of environment and development with a focus on issues of equity and justice in the renewable energy sector. Shikha completed her PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA in December 2016. Her dissertation focused on the trade-offs and contestation between biodiversity, local livelihoods and renewable energy development in India. Her ongoing projects include (1) Renewable energy policy analysis across Indian states; (2) Development impacts of renewable mini-grids on local communities; (3) Trade-offs between biodiversity, renewable energy and local livelihoods. Shikha also holds an MPhil in Planning and Development from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.