Research Interests: mitigation pathways and sustainable development, climate and development in cities, demand side mitigation actions in urban transport and buildings
Minal Pathak is currently a Senior Scientist of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Working Group III covers the mitigation of climate change, i.e. methods for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing atmospheric sinks. The Working Group III Technical Support Unit is based at the Global Centre for Environment and Energy at Ahmedabad University and Centre for Environmental Policy. Working Group III is responsible for the one of the three main IPCC reports due in 2021
From 2016-17, she was Associate Professor and Head of the Doctoral Program at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Assistant Professor at CEPT University from 2011-2016. She was a drafting author on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Her publications focus on low carbon scenarios for India, demand-side mitigation actions and their interlinkages with SDGs.
Professor Pathak holds a PhD and MS in Environmental Science. She is a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London and has held visiting scholar positions at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (since 2016)
Peer-Reviewed Technical Reports
Chapters in Edited Books
Non-peer reviewed Technical Reports
Published Case Studies