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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

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

Indian Government's Latest Banking Move Propels Low-Cost Financing for Small-Scale Renewable Projects - Part 1 of RE Financing Blog Series

Posted April 28, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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In this two part blog series, we discuss latest developments and financing opportunities for renewable energy in India. Part 1 highlights recent priority sector lending changes and Part 2 focuses on innovative instruments such as green bonds. Co-authored by Meredith...continued

Progress on Climate Change: India Takes Driver's Seat in Amending the Montreal Protocol - Part 2

Posted April 20, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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In this two part blog series, we discuss the key areas for discussion, including the new proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol by India, during the meeting of the parties in Bangkok. Part 1 is an overview and Part 2...continued

Progress on Climate Change: India Takes Driver's Seat in Amending the Montreal Protocol - Part 1

Posted April 19, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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In this two part blog series, we discuss the key areas for discussion, including the new proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol by India, during the meeting of the parties in Bangkok. Part 1 is an overview and Part 2...continued

Putting Heat Adaptation Plans into Action: Ahmedabad Shares Lessons with Leading Indian Cities

Posted April 15, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow Along a busy street in Ahmedabad in the midst of 38°C (100°F) degree temperatures, a passer-by stopped in his tracks. He was reading a large hoarding (billboard) on how to...continued

Reducing Stress on India's Energy Grid Through Efficient and Climate-Friendly Air Conditioning Refrigerants

Posted March 19, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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As industry leaders gather in Delhi this week for ACRECONF, an international conference on key emerging technologies in the built environment, including air conditioning, lighting and other products with rising demand in Asia. One of the featured discussions is on...continued

Climate Change and Gender: Addressing Heat-Related Health Impacts on Women in India

Posted February 27, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest Blog Post by Amee Raval, NRDC India Climate Intern With 2014 officially being the hottest year on record, the conversation on building resilience in the communities most vulnerable to climate change has become particularly important for governments across the...continued

Sharing Lessons on Building Climate Resilience in India from Ahmedabad's Heat Action Plan

Posted February 18, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest Blog by Priya Dutta, Ajit Rajiva & ABhiyant Tiwari of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar The Vibrant Gujarat Summit- Gujarat's annual symposium to encourage development efforts and partnerships between local and international parties - is an effective...continued

India's 100 GW Solar Target Could Create 1 Million Jobs by 2022

Posted February 17, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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"Renewable energy is essential for India to achieve energy swaraj (independence)." ~Railroads Minister Suresh Prabhu at RE-Invest 2015 Government officials (including Ministers of Finance, Power, Environment, & Railroads) and luminaries gather during the valedictory session to close out RE-Invest 2015....continued

Will India's First Renewable Energy Financing Summit Deliver Solutions to Improve the Livelihoods of India's Rural Salt-Pan Farmers?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate RE-Invest 2015, the first major platform for investment in India's burgeoning solar energy market in New Delhi. With over 1,000 delegates, including luminaries, such as Michael Bloomberg, Suresh Prabhu and Rajendra Pachauri,...continued

How India Can "Walk the Talk" on Climate Action Ahead of Paris 2015

Posted February 5, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Nehmat Kaur and Hannah Girardeau "I hope that the budget will give a clear indication on how we want to walk the talk. And therefore, clean energy, clean water, clean air and many other initiatives of the Narendra...continued

Solar Pumps help Indian Women Salt Workers Escape from Poverty

Posted January 30, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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This version of the article was originally published in Sustainable Energy For All on January 29, 2015. Ahmedabad, India, 29 January, 2014 - Solar-powered water pumps provided under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative are helping women working in...continued

INDIA GREEN NEWS: Obama Visits India; Renewable Energy Collaboration; Climate Change Initiatives; Solar Investments; Air Pollution

Posted January 27, 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 Ariel Cooper and Nehmat Kaur January 20-27th, 2015 CLIMATE CHANGE Obama's trip to India pushes climate change talks forward Until now, India...continued

Obama and Modi Signal a Shift Towards Action on a Global Climate Deal

Posted January 26, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow Amidst the Republic Day celebrations on Monday, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi signaled a stronger relationship in fighting global climate change and growing clean energy markets. The leaders of...continued

How Clean Energy Can Power Climate Action During Obama's Visit to India

Posted January 24, 2015 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Meredith Connolly, NRDC Energy Law and Policy Fellow As President Barack Obama heads to India for his second meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in less than six months, two priorities top the agenda: expanding business opportunities and...continued

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