Senior Policy Advisor, New York
Dr. Shiv Someshwar is research faculty at Columbia University, New York. At the Earth Institute, he is also Director, Climate Policy at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, and Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development Solutions Network. An expert in climate and development policy, Dr. Someshwar has led numerous multidisciplinary projects that build resilience to climate risks in developing countries. He advises governments on identifying and implementing climate and sustainable development action priorities, and served as an advisor to UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery to integrate climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts. He has helped develop Columbia University’s graduate program in Climate and Society. Previously, he was at the Rockefeller Foundation and at the World Bank. Dr. Someshwar received his Ph.D. in environment and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a MacArthur Bell fellow at Harvard University.