Faculty - TERI University


Ritu Mathur
Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Energy and Environment

Dr Ritu Mathur is currently the Associate Director of the Modelling & Economic Analysis Division at TERI. She is an economist by training and has a Ph.D. in Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan. Dr Mathur has used various modelling and analytical tools such as the MEDEES-ENV model, the LEAP framework, the IEA-MARKAL model, Input-Output models and Generalised Algebraic Modeling Systems (GAMS) for developing national and sectoral level energy models at TERI for examining the prospects of future energy use patterns and their implications on the economy and environment. Over the last 17 years, she has led several projects with interdisciplinary teams, and applied techno-economic analysis and quantitative modelling techniques to examine various cross-cutting issues such as energy pricing, environmental implications of energy use, examining mitigation options and potential for the country to combat climate change, etc. She has authored several papers, reports and books related with energy use and its implications on the environment at the local and global levels in order to inform and influence various stakeholders in decision making. Dr Mathur is a member of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Economy for Inclusive Growth and of the Modeling Sub-Group of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, and a Lead Author in WG III of the IPCC AR5. She was also involved in the IPCC AR4 approval process where she represented the India delegation and has also participated at various side events at the COP and SBSTA meetings on issues that are of interest in the international negotiation processes.




Selected Publications
 An inclusive green growth model Meeting the energy needs with smaller ecological footprints
Mathur R
The Hindu Survey of Environment,

 Mitigation prospects & challenges for India in responding to climate change
Mathur R, Bhadwal S and Sumi A

 The environmental benefits of solar lighting alternatives over kerosene: an input-output approach
Mathur R and Kartik K G
Energy Security Insights,

 A Copenhagen Prognosis: Towards a Safe Climate Future
Kartha S, Siebert CK, Mathur R, Nakicenovic N, Ramanathan V, Rockstrom J, Schellnhuber HJ, Srivastava L, Watt R
Joint publication of PIK, SEI and TERI.,

 Air Pollution and Climate Change ? the Case for Integrated Policy from an Asian Perspective
Mathur R
Air Pollution & Climate Change-Two sides of the same coin,


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