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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

Retrofitting Mahindra Towers: ESCO Model Enables Energy Efficiency Savings in India

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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While in Mumbai recently, home of Mahindra headquarters, the sounds of construction are an ever-present soundtrack for the city. More than ever, people are flocking to India’s cities, where increasing standards of living and rapid urbanization are causing enormous strain...continued

New Report Series: India's Burgeoning Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth

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

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India’s solar and wind programs have catalyzed rapid growth, providing much needed energy access while creating enormous employment opportunities for India’s workforce, as discussed during the launch of a new series of reports on Renewable Energy Jobs and Finance in...continued

Building Smart Cities in India

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by mix of experts. The new eight-member institute would focus...continued

Solar Energy: Improving the Livelihoods of India's Rural Salt-Pan Farmers

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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As India celebrates Independence Day this Friday, August 15th, it will bring with it a history of struggle, conflict, and triumph. It is certain that India has come a long way in the 67 years since it gained independence, and...continued

Guest Post: The Indian Mobile Air Conditioning Industry: the Business Case for Phasing-Down Potent-Greenhouse Gases in India and Globally (Part 2)

Posted July 16, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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As part of ongoing research, NRDC and CEEW are engaging in discussions with leading room and mobile air conditioning manufacturers in India and the market outlook toward phasing down high global warming potential (GWP) hydroflourocarbons (HFCs). In this second post,...continued

Guest Post:The Indian Room Air Conditioning Industry: the Business Case for Phasing-Down Potent Greenhouse Gases in India and Globally

Posted July 15, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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As part of our ongoing research projects, NRDC and CEEW are engaging discussions with leading room and mobile air conditioning manufacturers in India and the market outlook toward phasing down high global warming potential (GWP) hydroflourocarbons (HFCs). In this first...continued

New Case Study - Build Smart from the Start: Making the business case for energy-saving construction in India

Posted June 18, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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India is suffering from severe power outages this month. Power plants are running out coal and citizens are protesting in the street as their livelihoods are threatened. Acute power shortages are plaguing the capital, New Delhi, as well as several...continued

India Green News: India Brings Three Energy-Related Ministries Under One Minister; Extreme weather hits Asia

Posted May 30, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India Compiled by Nehmat Kaur, India Representative May 1st – May 29th     Climate Change UN chief hopes Modi attends UNGA; climate change summit NEW...continued

Nehmat Kaur Guest Post: Preparing for Scorching Heat in Western India

Posted May 29, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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This week India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes charge of the country. Things have started moving in the country already with the new PM inviting the heads of all SAARC nations to attend the oath taking ceremony. But what...continued

India's Renewable Energy Efforts Poised for Resurgence

Posted April 15, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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National elections are underway and dominating headlines and conversations across India. In parallel, the timely release of the second new consensus report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) documenting the impacts of climate change, has confirmed again...continued

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

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