Ambuj Sagar

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Ambuj D. Sagar
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Nationality Indian
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Delhi B.Tech
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.S., PhD
Known for Contributions to IPCC
Scientific career
Fields Climate Policy and Politics
Climate and Energy Technology Innovations
Innovation for Developmental Challenges
Engineering Education
Institutions Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Ambuj D. Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His interests broadly lie in science and technology policy, environmental policy, and development policy, with a particular focus on the interactions between technology and society. While his current research focuses mainly on energy innovation and climate policy, he also studies, more broadly, various facets of technology innovation, environmental policy politics and processes, and engineering education and research.[1]


Before joining the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2008, Ambuj Sagar was a senior research associate at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and assistant dean for strategic planning at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.[2] His recent papers have dealt with energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, coal power, and automobiles), climate change policy, and capacity development for the environment. He currently is advising or consulting with various agencies of the Indian Government and with several multilateral and bilateral organizations; while in the United States, he worked with a range of private and public-sector organizations (including as a staff researcher for a major study on energy R&D for the White House). He currently is a member of the Indian Government's Expert Committee on Low-Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth, the U.S.-India Track-II Dialogue on Climate Change, as well as other advisory groups in the Indian Government.[3] Professor Ambuj is also a part of the Working Group III of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and contributed to the Assessment Report 5 or AR5. He is a lead author on both the technical summary[4] as well as the Chapter on Sustainable Development and Equity (Chapter-4).[5]


  1. ^ "Prof. Ambuj D Sagar | Humanities and Social Sciences". Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Ambuj Sagar - Princeton-Fung Global Forum". 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Ambuj D. Sagar - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs". Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Authors-technical summary, IPCC WG III". Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Authors - Sustainable Development and Equity, IPCC WG III". Retrieved 2015-01-04.