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Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco

Anjali Jaiswal

Anjali I. Jaiswal is a senior attorney in the San Francisco office and works on the litigation team and India initiative. Her work focuses on litigation to protect the environment and NRDC’s new India initiative on increasing U.S. and India cooperation on climate change and energy. Prior to joining the San Francisco office, Anjali worked in NRDC’s Los Angeles Urban Program. In connection with her work at NRDC, Anjali was a fellow in the Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program in 2005 based in New Delhi, India. Prior to joining NRDC, she clerked for U.S. Magistrate Louisa S. Porter in the Southern District of California. She is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Recent Posts

Success Story from Vibrant Gujarat: Evaluating Ahmedabad's Heat Action Plan

Posted December 19, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Guest blog by Nehmat Kaur, NRDC India Representative Located in the hot and urbanizing northwestern corner of India, the state of Gujarat is abuzz with anticipation for the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat 2015 Summit that will be held in January. Vibrant...continued

Do Races in Smoggy Cities Pose Health Problems?

Posted December 12, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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This version of the article was originally published in Canadian Running on November 24, 2014. Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the Delhi Half-Marathon and Great Delhi Run in the Indian city. The race has come to be known for producing...continued

Major Climate Victories for India are Achievable in 2015

Posted December 10, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Guest blog by Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representative based in New Delhi  India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has joined ministers heading delegations of 196 countries currently meeting in Lima, Peru at the UN’s Climate Change Conference. They are tasked with...continued

From Delhi to Lima: India's Win-Win Opportunity to Grow a Low-Carbon Economy

Posted December 6, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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On Friday, I attended Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s press conference in Delhi before he departed for the 20th UN climate conference of the parties (“COP 20”) taking place in Peru’s capital, Lima. Minister Javadekar described the Lima conference as a “milestone,”...continued

Time for Solar Resource-Rich India to Capitalize on Financing Solutions

Posted December 1, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Co-authored by Nehmat Kaur and Meredith Connolly of NRDC’s India Initiative These are exciting times for India’s solar market. The solar resource-rich country just crossed the 3 gigawatt mark for total installed solar capacity. The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency...continued

Looking Ahead to 2015: Countries Move Forward on Phasing Down HFC Super-Pollutants

Posted November 21, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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The Montreal Protocol discussions concluded today with world leaders unable to achieve a definitive agreement toward a global phase down of HFCs, super potent heat-trapping greenhouse gases. On one hand, the talks were a major step forward with India along...continued

Moving Forward on Climate Protection: India Engages with World Leaders on Phasing Down HFCs

Posted November 20, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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This post is written with Bhaskar Deol at the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties in Paris. After six years of gridlock, India is stepping forward in discussions with over 180 countries on protecting our climate and moving forward with...continued

Cooling India: Financing the Cost of Transition to Refrigerants with Lower Climate-Change Impact

Posted November 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Joint guest blog with Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representative based in New Delhi With the world’s leading scientists finding that cutting climate change pollution is affordable and essential and with this week’s historic US-China announcement to reduce domestic greenhouse gas...continued

India's Latest Step Towards Becoming Solar Leader

Posted October 24, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow In the midst of celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, India is making progress in expanding its solar energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving...continued

Indian Heat Action Plan and Video Spotlight Climate Adaptation Efforts

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Today, Dr. ABhiyant Tiwari from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, our partner in the implementation of a Heat Action Plan in the city of Ahmedabad, is participating in the 4th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in Kuala...continued

Modi-Obama Summit Forges a Greener US-India Partnership

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal

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“We have agreed to consult and cooperate closely on climate change issues, an area of strong priority for both of us.” ~ Prime Minister Narendra Modi I’m in Washington D.C. this week, where encouraging news from the White House spread...continued

New Report: Scaling India's Clean Energy Market Through Jobs and Financing

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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On the heels of the much anticipated first meeting between US president Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi in Washington DC today, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Yale University have organized the fifth edition of the US India...continued

Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?

Posted September 27, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On Monday, President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what could be one of the most significant events following the U.N. climate week. As leaders of the world's largest democracies and prominent entrepreneurial societies, the Obama-Modi summit...continued

Accelerating Climate Action Now: 5 Key Priorities for the Obama-Modi Meeting

Posted September 25, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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During the Climate Summit this week in New York, U.S. President Barack Obama emphasized, “The alarm bells keep ringing,” in his speech to the General Assembly. “Our citizens keep marching; we cannot pretend we can’t hear them.” President Obama then...continued

Guest Blog: India's Solar Cities Shine Light on Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur & Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representatives based in New Delhi The new Indian government has marked 100 days in office this month. With “fresh” being the buzzword making the rounds, even the Ministry of New...continued

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