Environment, Climate Change & Energy Research Team

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

SUYASH NANDGAONKAR

Suyash is from India, in his first year of Master in Environmental Policy. His idea of sustainable development is eradicating resource inequalities, ensuring that everything is paid for and promoting green tech.

RESEARCHERS

ARIEL SEPÚLVEDA DE VASCONCELOS

Ariel is originally from Brazil and she is a first-year Master’s student in International Development, specializing in Sustainability & Environment and Research Methods. Ariel believes that the road to development and growth can be followed by alternative paths that take into consideration climate change and indigenous knowledge. As a strong Southern advocate, she believes perspectives other than Western models may help to solve global issues.

PHILIPPINE LEVY

Philippine is pursuing a Master in Environmental Policy at PSIA, specialising in Global Economy. She’s really interested in how we can design policies for a development that is sustainable both for the planet and for the people, ensuring that no one is left behind. She believes that interdisciplinary research is crucial to make research insights impactful in environmental and development policy.

ORESTAS STRAUKA

Orestas is a student of master’s in public policy in SciencesPo. He specializes in the fields of digital, new technologies and public policy. Orestas holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vilnius University. His interests are linked to digital governance, digital circular economy and development of green innovation.

MATILDA SAARINEN

Matilda is originally from Finland and currently studies Economics and Public Policy  in the School of Public Affairs. She believes that the fundamental linkages between environmental, economic and social change place environmental policies into the center of human development.

IVANA EMA PAVKOVA

Ivana is from Czech Republic and has pursued her higher studies in France. She is currently studying Environmental Policy at PSIA. Ivana believes that successful ecological transition requires the full engagement of all actors at all levels. She is particularly interested in exploring the topics related to the effects of climate change on development and human lives.

ELIN WESTERLING

Elin is from Sweden, pursuing a Master’s degree in International Development. To her, development is about the pursuit of freedom and equality for all to live in sustainable and diverse societies. Intersectional, bottom-up, and long-term perspectives are key to achieve this.