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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

Worth their Salt: How Clean Energy is Powering a Breakthrough Opportunity for Saltpan Farmers in Gujarat's Desert - Part 1

Posted July 20, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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In this two part blog series, we discuss latest developments and financing opportunities for the use of solar-powered water pumps to harvest salt in India. Part 1 on Anjali Jaiswal's blog highlights the findings from two pilot projects and Part...continued

Climate Preparedness Research Underway in India: Protecting Traffic Police from Deadly Heat Wave Threats

Posted July 17, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest Blog by Amee Raval, NRDC India Climate Intern and Abhiyant Tiwari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar The recent heat waves of 2015 have devastated many parts of South Asia, and make clear the importance of preparing and protecting...continued

Energy Efficient Inverter AC is the Future - Interview with Daikin India's Managing Director

Posted July 13, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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An Interview with Daikin India's Managing Director, Kanwaljeet Jawa. Opting for refrigerant R-32 has paid off for Daikin, since it not only helps save energy, but also has lower global warming potential and zero ozone depleting potential, Kanwaljeet Jawa, Managing...continued

Significant Opportunity for Reducing India's Global Warming Hydrofluorocarbon Emissions

Posted July 6, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest blog by Bhaskar Deol, NRDC Representative in New Delhi Progress on tangible climate action is taking place in New Delhi this week. India's Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is hosting a high-level industry and government meeting in...continued

Rapid Growth in India's Solar Energy Market: Stronger Policies to Achieve 100 GW by 2020

Posted June 30, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Authored by Morgan Capilla, NRDC Stanback Fellow, and Nehmat Kaur, NRDC Representative The Indian solar market is growing at a rapid clip. The market recently exceeded 4 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar energy and is headed toward becoming one of...continued

Wake Up Call: South Asia's Heat Emergency

Posted June 29, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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How Communities Can Respond to the Lethal Threats of Extreme Heat and Climate Change Co-authored by Anjali Jaiswal, Director of NRDC's India Initiative, and Dr. Dileep Mavalankar, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health - Gandhinagar The deadly heat...continued

India's heatwave a lesson for Sendai Framework

Posted June 23, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Bangkok - India's deadly heatwave shows that countries need to switch from disaster management to managing the risks, in line with the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, according to one of the country's leading experts on development. "The...continued

Hyderabad Workshop Showcases How Real Estate Developers Benefit from an Energy-Saving Building Code

Posted June 18, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest blog by Nehmat Kaur, NRDC India Representative in New Delhi As temperatures soared this past month in India, energy demand to power air conditioners surged. Aware that the power grid is already strained by an energy deficit that includes...continued

INDIA GREEN NEWS: Solar Power Capacity Crosses 4,000 MW as 100 GW Target Approved; SunEdison to Invest $15 Billion by 2022; Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan a Key Example for Sendai Framework

Posted June 18, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India. Compiled by Morgan Capilla, India Initiative MAP Fellow From June 6 to June 18, 2015 CLEAN ENERGY Solar power at 4,000 MW, Rajasthan...continued

City of Nagpur Leads Maharashtra with Plan to Protect Residents against Deadly Heat Waves

Posted June 4, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest Blog by Priya Dutta & Ajit Rajiva of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar Amidst a blistering heat wave that have been devastating communities across India, Nagpur is taking a stand against the heat. Following Ahmedabad's example, Nagpur...continued

Heat Wave Preparedness in Action: What Ahmedabad is Doing Right Now

Posted May 29, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow The tragic heat wave in India - with a current death toll over 1,800 - has raised a lot of attention to the dire threat of rising temperatures. The question...continued

Addressing Climate Change: Phasing Down the Use of Super Green House Gases, Hydrofluorocarbons, in India

Posted May 29, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest blog by Nehmat Kaur in New Delhi India has a significant opportunity to phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one of the six greenhouse gases. HFCs are very potent contributors to global warming, most prominently being used in...continued

Live Video Shows Stark Difference Before and After on Heat Health Preparedness in India

Posted May 29, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow As India suffers from an incessant heat wave that has already proven to be deadly across the continent, city officials from Allahabad in the north to Hyderabad in the south...continued

As Devastating Heat Wave Bears Down, Indian City Offers Life-Saving Plan

Posted May 27, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Authored by Dr. Dileep Mavalankar, Meredith Connolly and Anjali Jaiswal A deadly heat wave is currently bearing down on communities across India, with devastating effects on people and livelihoods. The spiking temperatures underscore the need for local heat adaptation plans...continued

India Announces National Air Quality Index to Increase Public Awareness

Posted April 30, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Amee Raval, NRDC India Climate Intern, and Ariel Cooper, NRDC India Initiative Program Assistant To protect citizens from air pollution, the Indian government recently launched a National Air Quality Index (AQI) alert system that notifies the public about...continued

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