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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

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

UN Climate Summit: A Look at India's Climate Actions

Posted September 19, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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The pressing crisis of climate change takes the world stage at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York next week. Over 120 heads of government will discuss global leadership and climate action as one of the final opportunities to...continued

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


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