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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

Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save: Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan's Operations and Engineering Expert

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Q&A with Mihir Jagdish Save Efficiency Best Practices from Godrej Bhavan’s Operations and Engineering Expert  Mr. Mihir Jagdish Save is Regional Manager – India & Asia Pacific of Godrej Green Building Consultancy Services. He helped lead the energy efficiency retrofit...continued

Protecting Communities from Extreme Heat: 2014 Heat Action Plan Emphasizes Cutting-Edge Climate Adaption Efforts in Ahmedabad, India

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

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Our local partners and I recently visited Shardaben General Hospital in Ahmedabad, the government hospital that serves this fast-growing city’s poorest communities. As temperatures climb and we prepare for the 2014 heat season, Dr. Panchshila Damor showed us the newly...continued

New Report: Building Efficiency Incentives and Strong Codes Form Cornerstone to Greener, More Energy-Secure Indian Cities

Posted March 2, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Today in Delhi, my colleague Dr. David Goldstein and I discussed increasing building efficiency in India’s states at a high-level meeting held by the Planning Commission, Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and key state leaders. As Dr. Montek...continued

Guest Blog: Ahmedabad, India's Urban Poor Hit Hard by Heat Waves, with Women on the Frontlines

Posted February 19, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Guest Blog by Zahir G Shaikh, IIPH(G)-CEPT University, Ahmedabad Due to climate change, rising temperatures are expected to keep heating up a typically scorching summer season in fast-growing Ahmedabad, India – making a focus on identifying the city’s most vulnerable...continued

How Can India Defeat its Debilitating Smog?

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

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Last week as I was driving through Delhi, dense clouds obscured the roads, making me feel almost like I was home in foggy San Francisco. Traffic nearly came to a standstill as visibility fell so low that my colleague and...continued

Andhra Pradesh Adopts Game-Changing Energy Efficient Building Code to Lock in Savings

Posted January 27, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal

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Co-authored by Srinivas Chary Vedala (Dean, Administrative Staff College of India) As the country celebrated its 65th Republic Day, one Indian state took a huge step towards greater energy independence. This week, Andhra Pradesh (AP) solidified its status as an...continued

Post-Warsaw Op-Ed: Some convenient truths for 'green growth'

Posted December 4, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Business Standard. Varad Pande works for the Ministry of Rural Development and has advised on two recent UN panels on sustainable development. These views are personal. Varad Pande: Some convenient truths for 'green growth'...continued

Solar Financing in India: Challenges to Reducing the Cost of Capital

Posted December 3, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur, NRDC India Representative. The renewed sense of optimism within India’s solar market sparked by the announcement of the Phase II guidelines of the National Solar Mission (NSM) last month was palpable at the recent Intersolar...continued

Cyclone Helen in South Asia Rings the Alarm Bell Again: World Leaders Must Act on Climate Change Quickly

Posted November 23, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal

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With thousands of families evacuating their homes after the second cyclone to strike India’s east coast in six weeks, the latest international climate talks concluded with little progress in Warsaw. The serial extreme whether events—from Cyclone Helen this week in...continued

Cutting Through the Controversy: FAQs on Moving Forward with Phasing Down Climate Damaging HFCs

Posted November 20, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Many questions are being asked on “the fate of climate-damaging gas,” hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). These questions have come up this week during the climate discussions in Warsaw and were also raised in Montreal Protocol talks last month in Bangkok. The fastest-growing share...continued

It's Time for Leaders in India, the U.S. and Other Nations to Act on Climate Change in Warsaw

Posted November 20, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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While communities in India, the United States and now the Philippines pay the high cost of extreme weather events caused by climate change, the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw are deadlocked.  Just this month, the Philippines suffered from the impacts...continued

Resilient Cities from Ahmedabad to Atlantic City Actively Prepare for Climate Change

Posted November 4, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal

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President Obama’s executive order calling for federal agencies to build resilience against extreme weather is a fitting response on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Climate change knows no boundaries and as its impacts become more widespread, key efforts at...continued

Green Building Congress Strives to Make India a Future Building Efficiency Leader

Posted October 29, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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With green buildings making up less than five percent of the booming Indian building market, developers, governments and experts reiterated the tremendous opportunity for expanding energy efficiency construction in India during the Green Building Congress 2013.  This 11th Green Building...continued

Update from Bangkok: Civil Society Groups Urge India to Lead in HFC Phase Down

Posted October 23, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog Post by Bhaskar Deol, India Representative Governments from all over the world have gathered in Bangkok for the annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol, the world’s most successful global environmental treaty.  This year, the key question for the...continued

India Focus: Pivotal Opportunity in Bangkok to Move Forward on Phasing Down Potent Heat-Trapping Gases, HFCs

Posted October 21, 2013 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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This week in Bangkok, India has the key opportunity to join other parties to the Montreal Protocol to make progress toward a global phase down of the super-potent heat-trapping chemicals known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This is the first meeting of...continued

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